JoVE Update: 1. The JoVE rep is contacting UConn faculty falsely saying that I am conducting an evaluation of JoVE and that faculty feedback is needed to help complete this evaluation. The rep names me as the faculty member's librarian even though such correspondence typically (but not always) occurs between faculty and subject librarians.
Salad idea I copied from a colleague: chop salad ingredients ahead of time to keep in the fridge. When you want a salad (or are getting lunch ready), it just takes five minutes to assemble it. Yes, it's obvious, but I hadn't thought of it. Now I eat salad more often and only have to chop twice a week, at most.
Adventures in Systemness: SUNY Potsdam is in talks with SUNY Canton to do their cataloging for them, in an insourcing-as-outsourcing dance. However, we're looking for pricing models. Are there other libraries doing this kind of "we pay you to do our cataloging" that we could talk to?
Hi folks: The Chronicle is reprising a feature we did last year on higher-ed innovators--people who have come up with a solution to a persistent problem or who are influencing others in their field in a notable way. I'd very much like to see someone from the academic-library world on the list and would welcome suggestions. --Jen