I just brought one-handed death to a flying mosquito, even though it's barely still light enough to read out here (almost 9 pm). Apparently not having lived next to a swamp for the 2nd half of my life is not enough time away to lose the hard-won reflexes of those first 18 years on an island :D.
In my inbox: I am delighted to confirm that your request for funds to support the scaling and further development to sustainability of ImpactStory, a nonprofit open altmetrics platform that helps scholars evaluate, sort, consume, and reward web-native products has been approved by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Long time, no see, FF peeps. I've been getting a few DMs and such so I thought I'd check in. Lot going on with me, but for the most part, all's well. Will be moving on from New Orleans this summer (but I'll be at ALA in Chicago next month!). Thanks for keeping an eye on me!
here's a snapshot of the e-resources that were suggested by a ref desk staff person to a patron at our library, over the course of one year. the ones to the side were suggested only by themselves; the others were all suggested in addition to others. i had no idea our ref desk staff suggest multiple resources at each interaction on a regular basis.
I have no idea HOW I maintained straight A's during this year of unrelated insanity (professorial forbearance probably had something to do with it), but it turns out I did. So now that grades are in, school is *really* over for the summer and I don't even have to THINK about next fall until at least July. *runs off to play*
After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic, Please come to the gate immediately. Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there. An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress, Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor,... - http://snollygoster.tumblr.com/post...
Doubting my sanity as I just banged out a grant application in about 3.5 hours (for an internal grant) because the Dean of Libraries said she didn't get any applicants and had extended the deadline till Monday.
On the ONE hand, it is freaking awesome that my degree includes a required info policy class where we study (interesting, meaningful, challenging) stuff like the complexities of electronic voting security, with other iSchool students from specialties like telecom. I like feeling my brain work and I firmly believe it's within my professional scope.
"Paper Machines is an open-source extension for the Zotero bibliographic management software. Its purpose is to allow individual researchers to generate analyses and visualizations of user-provided corpora, without requiring extensive computational resources or technical knowledge." https://github.com/chrisjr...
Me, on chat reference: "It doesn't look like we have that textbook available on reserve, sorry. Anything else I can help you with today?"
Patron: "ugh i want to drop out of college and become a hooker. but thanks"