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Mary Carmen
Little Nyce#2 is a girl. She's looking healthy and big. Due date 7/4/15.
<3 - Starmama
Exciting! - Anne Bouey
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
Yay! Sisters! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Laura Norvig
I used to have a friend who would always say her name was Anita Vacation. That's my name now.
Galadriel C.
Joelle and I's slide deck for MAPing Scopus and Web of Science: Using Massive Amounts of Data for Collection Analsysis #erl15
holly #ravingfangirl
i might need to ping all my eresource librarian friends for some eresources for dummies help. #helpimonacommittee
Plenty of us here to ask, that's for sure. - Kirsten from Android
You know where we live :) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
What they said ;) - ~Courtney F
It'll cost ya a pine state. #nonnegotiable - Marie
What's a pine state? Yes, I tried Google first. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android ... See the menu for the Reggie Deluxe. (!!!) - Marie
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @carmendarlene: Seriously, y'all. If you are serious about OA, QUIT PUBLISHING IN CLOSED ACCESS JOURNALS. Don't review for closed access journals. #erl15
I just turned down a reviewing "opportunity" from Elsevier. - Meg VMeg
I just accepted a reviewing opportunity from an OA journal! - kendrak
*high five* - Meg VMeg
Here they are, the applications for the 2015 cohort of @IRDLonline. #precious #ideas
Here they are, the applications for the 2015 cohort of @IRDLonline. #precious #ideas
Wow. - Joe
Galadriel C.
ER&L quasi meet up in which Joelle and Courtney demonstrate the presence of wine *and* cupcakes while Jaclyn converses in the background. Not pictured: Anna and I.
I did not find the wine and cupcakes... of course I was #sundaybrarianating - Aaron the Librarian
He thanks his wife first! *teary*
That acceptance speech wins the night. I can go to bed now. ;) - ellbeecee
Don't go yet! - Marie
He made one of the best ones of The Golden Globes, too. He made sure to thank a lot of the below the line people who rarely get thanked. - Spidra Webster
Awesome - Marie from iPhone
Holly's favorite Anna
Mary Carmen
Sometimes it's a bit scary how "5 years ago" me, would not recognize me today. I'm cool with it. I've gained way more than I lost.
Sarah G.
On mental health | Sarah Glassmeyer (dot) com
On mental health | Sarah Glassmeyer (dot) com
*hugs* thanks for sharing and thanks for speaking up about it. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yes. - bentley
laura x
Guess who forgot to buy coffee today and will thus be dealing with a 2 hour daycare delay with no caffeine in the house?
gah, no tea? - Meg VMeg
uh oh.... - lris
Yaaaaaaaaaay - Hedgehog
Yay Friends! - MoTO Boychick Devil
Heh. A mom without coffee in the mornings ain't right. Glad someone rectified the sitch. - Yolanda from Android
I told a vendor rep to go away and not to come back until he had better gossip.
I got some good stuff from our EBSCO vendor today, but I can't tell. :) - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
LSW: Origins [edited]
Once upon a time, when the stars attained certain positions in the sky, the Libraryfolk would gather. In their sensible shoes and plastic-framed glasses, they would ride the escalators up and down, down and up. They would zig and zag to avoid unscrupulous vendors in the exhibit hall. They would brave receptions to forage for sustenance and drinks. They would search in vain for passable coffee. In their sweaters and pashminas, they would shiver in underground caverns with poor wifi, listening to the drone of the Elders. And so it was, year after year, season after season, for such are the ways of our people. - maʀtha
Every now and again, there would be one among them who would say, quietly and firmly, "Enough". She would slip away to a hallway or a lobby corner, sit on the floor, plug in her portable electronic devices, and wait. - maʀtha
[please to continue the tale] - maʀtha
*nudge* - maʀtha
you set the bar pretty high here. It's going to be tough to match your prose. - DJF
well, I wasn't around in the earliest days, so my knowledge of those times is limited. I came in after the meebo room was well established, and the PB Wiki. Maybe someone could tell me a bit more about that time period and I could resume? - maʀtha
for example, which came first, lobbyconning, tweeting, or blogging? who were among the first lobbyconners? - maʀtha
Calling Steve 'n Iris. Steve 'n Iris to the white courtesy phone. - Joe
I knew all of this once, my brain is just crapping out on me :) - maʀtha
rats, so the tweeting was before the lobbyconning, my sequence is all wrong. that disrupts my entire narrative. hrm. stupid reality. - maʀtha
I still might be able to make this work. - maʀtha
But I am guessing that a lot of the LSWers knew each other from blogs before twitter came to the fore? I came to blogging too late to know the full history of the LSW. - Joe
I found out about LSW from a blog (Steve's or Josh's?) before I joined the Meebo room. It took me a long time to join twitter. - maʀtha
I found out about the LSW from Meredith in an American Libraries mag article. [Let me see if I can find the citation...Or maybe it was something she wrote about in her blog.] - Joe
I found out about LSW chat room from someone...I think CIL maybe? I do remember that the first two people I talked to in the meebo chat room were these people named grasshopper librarian (martha) and pegasus librarian (iris) who were both very, very nice to me. especially since I think I was stuck in an airport - Sir Shuping is just sir
April 27th, 2007, Josh tweeted about being fed up with ALA dues. Then he tweeted about starting the library society of the world. People were to tweet back their names and titles in this organization. It was a total joke for a while, with people adding names and bylaws to the wiki he started that day. I added the bylaw that we would always be one short of a quorum. I still stand by that bylaw. Another bylaw was that there would never be any dues. - lris
I consider myself a founding member, having joined on that day and added a bylaw to the wiki. I'm sure there are a lot of other founding members. - lris
Bingo, this is how I learned of the LSW. - Joe
Then came the meebo room. Then came the CIL presentation with Laura Harris, Steve Lawson, at least two other people, and a room full of meebo room users projected on the wall (including Jason Griffey and Walt Crawford and many many others). THEN came Friendfeed, which I joined reluctantly, feeling like it was a fad and not nearly as easy to use as Twitter... So judge my opinions of new things wisely in future. - lris
I believe that I was around at the start, but I no longer have any recollection of it. - laura x
I met you because you were there, so I believe you were there at the start as well. - lris
Anybody have a link to the Neff tweet? - Joe
I looked for that a few years back with no luck. - lris
I can fix the storyline! I'm going to eat, first, though, so hang tight. - maʀtha
I can't wait to read the Dragons and Windmills section. - John Dupuis
*bump* - bentley
The OP of this thread is dated Feb 18th *OF WHICH YEAR?!* c'monn FF just four more charaters in the date field... - Aaron the Librarian
i learned about it from ruth kneale who was arranging to a -meeting- drinking binge at an SLA :) - Christina Pikas
2013? - maʀtha from Android
LSW originates every day. No lie - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Rebump. We need to fill in some of the gaps that are at the LSW Origins page. - Joe
Martha gets the feeling exactly right. The facts are all well and good, but aren't we really all here because we were looking to escape the droning of the elders (and I mean elders in spirit, not age). - laura x from iPhone
(Thanks Laura for the parenthetical there. Not that I don't do my share of droning.) - Walt Crawford
I believe (but could be just misremembering) that I suggested the "of the World" bit because (again correct me) at the time I was the only non North American playing along..... - Kathryn is a free elf
That sounds right, Kathryn. - laura x from iPhone
This is how I learned about the LSW, in April of 2008. I joined soon there after. I worked with some others to set up the meetup in a Seattle dive bar during SLA that Christina mentioned. - Joe
Sept 2007 updated on LSW ... after first mentioning it 13 May 2007 , concluding with "The Library Society of the World is the best, most efficient, egalitarian and effective... more... - Kathryn is a free elf
Happy Valentine's Day, Beloved Codpeople!
In honor of my codpeople, I named a Madagascar hissing cockroach at the Bronx Zoo. Its name is "Coddy." I thought the zoo would send me something more interesting than a thank you email that I could share here, but I guess not. Here are details on the program: If you ever visit the zoo, remember to look for Coddy among the squirming, hissing mounds of roaches on display. - Stephen Francoeur
Coddles...? - Julian
Here's video of some of Coddy's friends and family at the zoo: - Stephen Francoeur
Sorry, Julian, too late. The deed is done. Coddles is a good name, though. Next year. - Stephen Francoeur
Thank you, Stephen! I hope you won't mind if I skip the video. - laura x
I'm sure Coddy will understand and won't take it personally. - Stephen Francoeur
So, I could name a roach anything, huh? If I wanted to name one Stephen Francoeur, I could do that. Or name one after my younger brother, which might be the perfect sibling birthday present... - ellbeecee
Stephen, you are THE BEST - maʀtha
(okay, now I'll have nightmares. do not watch the video!) - maʀtha
OMG, I just thought of a better name: Codroach. - Stephen Francoeur
Coddington - maʀtha
I have the urge to swing my boot... - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫ from Android
Ah, here's the official announcement I just got from the Bronx Zoo: - Stephen Francoeur
you are hillarious - maʀtha
Now I am regretting that I liked this earlier today, because it means that I can't like it now to show my admiration of Stephen's generosity and brilliance in this unique and meaningful gesture. - Catherine Pellegrino
This is awesome. - Marie
You guys, I'm tearing up. - Meg VMeg from Android
Awwwww. Me too. - laura x from iPhone
Three hisses for Mr. Francouer! hiss hiss hurrah! - barbara fister
Omg. That is so awesome! - Kirsten from Android
50 Shades of Grey Literature #AddAWordRuinAMovie
I dunno, I'd watch the hell outta that... - RepoRat
me too - jambina
we are such nerds. - jambina
yeah, we are nerds, aren't we. :) - Marie
I bought myself flowers on the way home because I made it through the whole work day.
I've done that occasionally. - ellbeecee
I will be moving on from my current position after 7.5 years to the Singapore Management University (SMU) as Library Analytics Manager in late Feb. Many exciting plans in store at my new University but currently trying not to think about it too much and enjoy my long vacation.
exciting! And yes, enjoy the long vacation. :) - ellbeecee
Congratulations! - bentley
wow, cool! congrats! - RepoRat
woot and congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations! Here's hoping that the transition leads to adventures of only the very best kind! - Galadriel C.
That sounds like an awesome job - can't wait to hear about it! - Lisa Hinchliffe
They are awfully lucky to get you. - barbara fister
Congrats! - Meg VMeg
That sounds like fun! (The long vacation sounds good, too) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
congratulations!! I can't wait to see what you come up with while there! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Getting an affidavit notarized, as one does. #teamharpy
Mary Carmen
The Dink says, hi!
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Hi! - bentley
such a cutie! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Hi, Mariella! - Jenica
Hello :) - Pete
Hi, sweetie pies - MoTO Boychick Devil
Adorable!! - Harold Cabezas
hello, charmer. - Jenica
Galadriel C.
Related to Joe's post, and a colleague who recently inquired about this, I asked the 6yo what he thought a library at a college or university should be like in 10 years and this is what he said... (
• It should look really, really nice with walls that are a bluish color• There should be really hard math problems in it • There should be lots of paper for writing down stuff and pencils and erasers • There should be lots of paintings and sculptures to help it look really nice inside • There should be places to paint, paint brushes, and paint and sinks for washing your hands after you paint - Galadriel C.
• More lights • 100 more windows • Books • Robots to deliver the books to everyone • A dictionary so that everyone can spell things correctly • Computers • Heaters to keep everyone warm • There should be no yelling allowed • It needs to be a beautiful place - Galadriel C.
I want a book delivery robot! Maybe they'll have drones. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Just like that! - Joe
I want a "love" option. - barbara fister
:-) (Reminds me of doing this exercise with engineering students at MfPOW: - Deborah Fitchett
I like what the 6yo said much better, though. Lotta hositlity there? Or were they yanking your chain? - barbara fister
Mostly yanking our chain. Many of the students there didn't see the relevance of a library (tangentially but illustratively, a trufax quote about an assignment involving library research: "I took engineering so I wouldn't have to do any writing") but did value the space and staff when they thought about us. --Also they wrote the best report in support of us during a change process. The... more... - Deborah Fitchett
I am so impressed that Mr. 6 wants us to use the dictionary for spelling instead of Google. - laura x from iPhone
laura x - - his awesome teacher gets the credit for the dictionary use. His class just finished doing reports on a bird of their choice and she taught them about using dictionaries and avoiding plagiarism. - Galadriel C. from Android
It was interesting to me that he described the appearance and things but didn't mention people at all. - Galadriel C. from Android
From the suggested version of the campus-wide performance appraisal form. *headdesk*
I don't think I've ever commuted a thing in my life. - lris
I commute daily. My commutation is sometimes frustrating though. Can I get advice on that through the evaluation process? - ellbeecee
but Iris, I'm sure you commutate daily, right? - Catherine Pellegrino
It would improve morale to take the death penalty off the table. - Greg GuitarBuster
I commute all the time! Just multiply A x B, and realize that it is the same as B x A. (A*B=B*A for some operation *, are said to commute with each other.) - Joe
but do you commutate? - RepoRat
Very commutatively. - Joe
First step to improve communication: Proofread - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
hillarious! - maʀtha
Performance appraisals really do sometimes feel like commutation of a nasty sentence. But not sure how that relates to being able to list communication opportunities. (Which by itself seems like a weird thing to do...) - barbara fister
Barbara, even weirder is that this is the ONLY thing other than what your goals were last year, how you did on those, and what your goals are for next year. Luckily they said departments could edit the form... - lris
Sometimes I think communication (or commutation!) is code for "big problems that are hard to overcome." - barbara fister
Galadriel C.
Call for Presentations:TERMS of Engagement: Managing Collections and Electronic Resources Lifecycles...
A free, one-day program: TERMS of Engagement: Managing Collections and Electronic Resources Lifecycles hosted by ACRL New England Chapter’s Collection Development Interest Group (CDIG) and Electronic Resources Management Interest Group (ERMIG) - Galadriel C.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10am-1pm, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA; free breakfast and registration 9:30-10am; optional dine-around lunch and networking 1-3pm - Galadriel C.
Submit Your Presentation Proposal by March 6: - Galadriel C.
Oh say! It's Amy's birthday!!!!
Fuck yeah! - RepoRat
thanks, all. miss yer faces! - jambina
Happy Birthday! - Katy S from iPhone
happy birthday, Amy!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Joyeux anniversaire! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday! - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Courtney McGough's, too, according to my FB. :) - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Belated but very happy birthday wishes to you Amy! - Galadriel C.
Late also but yay! birthday :) - Pete
laura x
And I am back home, or rather back at work. I am sorry I slept too late to see Galadriel this morning but also grateful for the sleep. I-88 in Illinois was still a bit sketchy (but then anything called the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway has to be, right?), but I-80 was clear sailing. 3 hours till I get to see my little boy.
I'm so glad you got to sleep - it is too rare an event with a little person about! My drive home from the airport was rather sketchy too - saw a couple folks slide into snow drifts and am very, very glad to be home with my kiddo, spouse, and cats. Someday we will see one another :-) - Galadriel C. from Android
so, now you are home home? - maʀtha
So relieved are are home safe :) - Jen
Yup! Home snuggling with a sleeping Peter. I swear he has grown and learned 70 new words in the past 60 hours. - laura x from iPhone
I think the last time I was this happy to see someone was when my grandmother met me at the gate at O'Hare when I was 8 and had just flown solo for the first time, including a miserable 3 hour layover at Logan. - laura x from iPhone
<3 - lris from Android
:-) - Galadriel C.
Between meetings, broken search boxes, balancing budgets, and reviewing database licenses there's a bit of time for enjoying the still undisturbed snow.
Catherine Pellegrino
Holly's favorite Anna
<rant>Dammit, ProQuest! Get your shit together. It's one thing to have OpenURL linking issues to other company's products, but it's another when your own products can't connect to each other without a ton of errors.</rant>
See also: Cengage. - Kirsten
so say we all. - Jenica
Giiiiiiiiiiiirl... - Marie
Nellie Oleson
I am FOREVER here for @MissyElliott
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