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Happy Birthday, Marianne!
Happy bday! - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy, happy birthday Marriane! - Galadriel C.
Thank you! - Marianne
Yes! Happy birthday, my dear friend. May the coming year bring peace and excitement in proper proportion. - lris
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Very best to you, today, Marianne! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Happy Birthday!!! - Hedgehog
Happy birthday!! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Happy birthday! - Steele Lawman
Happy birthday! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
happy birthday! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy Birthday! - Jen
Happy Birthday to you!!! - Kathy
Happy birthday Marianne!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Late but happiest of days, my friend! - laura x from iPhone
And another belated birthday wish from me, too! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Thanks, all! - Marianne
Raise your hand if you have helped a student find resources about bronies today
What's a "student"? - DJF from Android
no. but I helped one find articles about activism in European countries against forced sterili*ation of transgendered persons. (which is outside my usual topic schema). - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
In this case, the student appeared to be a rather bemused middle-aged white woman in an intro level gender studies class - maʀtha
Not today, but yeah. - kaijsa
Rachel Walden
Cleaning up around the service desks while I work the closing shift. Found the drawer for a cash register we don't even have anymore.
It had $200 of starting cash, right? - Joe - Systems Analyst
JAson FLeming
You ever want to share a link, and have the person you are sharing it with go to the exact spot you are looking at? The ability to embed your own anchor tags into someone else's page without needing your friend/colleague to install a third party product. THAT, that is what I want
Like footnotes. See "trails of association" in the other convo about discovery. - barbara fister
Ah. Yes. Wonderfully synchronistic - JAson FLeming from Android
Happiest birthday to you, Derrick!
HAPPY! - Jenica
D. Happy birthday my bfam - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Happy Birthday Derrick!! - Hedgehog
Happy birthday!! - Jen
Felicitations! - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Belated but glorious birthday wishes to you Derrick! - Galadriel C.
happy happiest birthday! sorry I missed it on the day! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Happy Belated Derrick Day!!! I luhs you. I'm super glad you were born. xoxox - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
One of our librarians brought in a giant tub of stuffed animals for end-of-the-block study relief with a big "Need a Study Buddy?" sign. And her favorite monkey puppet, which has been slung around both her and the ref desk monitor (alternating). Actual squeals of heartfelt delight have been heard. Some of them from hockey players.
There are stuffed animals dispersed throughout the building. I love this place. - Marianne
That's brilliant. We've been having fun with a bunch of donated stuffed animals (for teen craft this summer). Head of Circ arrived yesterday to find a Teddy Bears' Picnic Staff Meeting going on in her office. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
laura x
I'm pretty sure menstruation is a bug, not a feature.
Practically a must read: - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Awwwww. A line from the comments section of a campus survey: "Iris Jastram is a gem. She is the most helpful, most upbeat, and most knowledgeable library liaison I could imagine, and I'm really glad I get to work with her!"
I wish I knew who said it. :) - lris
PhilPapers reminds me of EthicShare, except that EthicShare is produced by UMN Libraries. Kind of a cool project. And it is free. Truly.
Another cool UMN DLDL project is this: - maʀtha
I think Chad did both of those, didn't he? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yep - maʀtha
Catherine Pellegrino
I'd feel a lot better about that email from ALA saying that "all member data and passwords are secure" re: Heartbleed, if ALA hadn't repeatedly sent me my own password in plain text in the body of an email message.
Should have said "all member data and passwords are secure as they were before." - Steele Lawman
+++Steve. - laura x from iPhone
barbara fister
I'm hanging out with Iris today - aren't you jealous?
Well yes. - maʀtha
We had funz. - barbara fister from iPhone
Such a great time. :) - lris
It happened! - Stephen Francoeur
Yes, it did! - Julian
Barbara Fister IN THE SAME ROOM WITH ME ALL DAY. You are jealous.
Rachel Walden
Talking to a libschool class today. When did I become a real (library) grown-up? ;)
It's possible I told the babybrarians not to be supervisors or go into management unless they really loved unsticking problems for people and helping good people do their best work. - Rachel Walden
Meg VMeg
Just between you and me, the biggest problem I have with my LIS students not doing the reading is that I still have to do the reading, so that I can answer any questions they might have about the reading (were they to do it).
Also: teaching other people (semesterly, rather than one-offs) has taught me SO MUCH about how I learn. Which is never by discussing an assigned reading. Ever. Ever ever ever. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, I had problems with my LIS students not doing the readings as well. Gave up. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Sure, and I totally get it. In library school, I did not infrequently complete the minimum amount of reading necessary to fulfill whatever writing/sharing obligation existed (partly because I already had a librarian job, partly because I'm lazy). That's why I have them do in-class labs (and we discuss those). But I am further tempted to do memorization drills and complicated multiple choice tests because it's more how I learn (which seems educationally unfashionable at the very least). - Meg VMeg
My undergrads (from many majors) also don't do the reading. It's such a freaking drag. I then made them take turns choosing readings and leading discussions so they could see how it feels, er, I mean participate more fully in their educations. Results were mixed. Sigh. - kaijsa
barbara fister
YAY we're back, she says, sobbing with relief.
Okay, not really sobbing, but you know? I miss this place. - barbara fister
This guy's zotero-fed website is pretty slick:
He's using Simile/Exhibit. Easy-to-make faceted interfaces, or so I've been told, never having actually jumped in and tried to make one... - JffKrlsn
Catherine Pellegrino
because Johns Hopkins University Press so conveniently placed these two articles next to each other for screenshotability:
What? That's totally a word. - Catherine Pellegrino
I was wondering if you guys were going to be in the same issue, and here you are back-to-back! - Steele Lawman
BFFs! - lris
this is how world domination starts... - jambina
well I for one welcome our new information-literacy overladies - RepoRat
^^ - Marie
That is one special issue of portal! - barbara fister
I will be pointing my colleagues to this issue while bragging that I know you both. - kaijsa
Wow, that's a VERY special issue! I know authors on 5 articles in that issue! Apparently, I know very exciting, very smart people! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Here's a version of the talk I gave yesterday "Locations of Literacy: Information Literacy" (plenary panel at MnWE 2014) - (via
I love this. Thank you. - Megan loves summer
Fantastic piece! - Lisa Hinchliffe
So, so, so good! I'm sorry the conference was an organizational nightmare (literally for you). Thank you for sharing your talk. - barbara fister
Thank you! And thank you, Barbara, for recommending me to them. It was such an honor. - lris
Have just finalized the panel for the ACRL Leadership Discussion Group in Vegas. Moving from leader to manager -- how to make it happen, and how to succeed." The panel is great -- LSW's own Jonathan Smith, , Jessica Olin, Nathaniel King, and Beth Dupuis. A good balance of library sizes (to and from) a long-time hiring manager.
June 28 3-4. Please consider attending -- we'll have about half the hour for discussion and questions. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
(I think it's Dupuis. Almost no one uses the DuPuis orthography.) - John Dupuis
(I've been spelling her name wrong for years now! Thanks John!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm sticking this on my calendar. - kaijsa
Can we please just do away with the term B.I. once and for all? #grouse
It's like those skeumorphic icons used in software - nobody knows what it is but it's what we click on or call it. - barbara fister
I would rather call it course-integrated instruction because that is what I would rather do. :) - maʀtha
So it's like the "Save" icon being a floppy disk? - Julian
I've been out of library school for an entire decade and BI has never been part of my lingo. We learned about information literacy instruction in school, and that's what I've always called it. I do have colleagues who won't let go of BI, but I refuse to utter the phrase. - kaijsa
huh? i thought you were talking about business intelligence? - Christina Pikas
"bibliographic instruction" - RepoRat
What Kaijsa said, at least as far as the decade and never been part of my lingo. (Although I have folders in both my email and my hard drive labeled "Spring 2014 BI" etc. because it's the shortest possible way to express that concept.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Information literacy instruction works for me, or just plain instruction. BI makes my skin crawl - maʀtha
My first thought when reading the new Draft Competencies was that this SHOULD put the nail in the coffin of BI, finally? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The terminology will slowly wane. But, honestly, though I don't love the acronym, the original conceptualization was actually quite lofty and resonates very much with - believe it or not - the new IL Framework. #KnowYourHistory #DontConfuseTheoryWithPractice The Model Statement of Objectives for Academic Bibliographic Instruction is still one of the most compelling frameworks I've ever seen, even if the name seems archaic. - Lisa Hinchliffe
We renamed the webpages that have the forms for requesting classes and appointments last year. Both filenames had bi in them. Progress. - Rebecca Hedreen
As far as I can tell, the biggest difference between citation searching in WoS vs. Scopus is philosophy. Scopus makes it hard to find errors, but lets you email with corrections. WoS preserves dirty data even if you email them, but makes identifying most of those variances relatively easy with indexes.
The problem is that WoS is recording the actual citations as written in the papers, which is an important but of data. Imagine being able to track who read what by watching the erroneous citation travel through the historical record - DJF from Android
Yes, exactly. It's an interesting contrast in approach. Both approaches solve completely different problems. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
(They also provide different analytics. I find Scopus to be really awesome for that.) - kaijsa
well yes, but I think that might have more to do with the fact that ISI won't let any competitor publish results of computing the Impact Factor, etc. on the journals in the competitor's bibliographic dataset. So they had to come up with something else. That being said... Scopus Analytics kicks WoS analytics' ass. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Holly's favorite Anna
One of my absolute favorite sales reps is leaving Alexander Street Press for a different company/region. If you know of awesome, informative, and non-pushy sales people who are looking for a new job, please direct them here:
I bet I know the one you're talking about! - Zamms
Teaching two classes today, 1) a basic comm. writing class and 2) a research comm. incorporating data and demographics, etc. Was freaked out about the research class but knew it was the second and later class. Went to the first class...IT WAS THE RESEARCH CLASS. Welp. Recovered nicely and handled it well though I was thrown off.
And after the class, two students came up to me and wanted to talk about becoming a librarian so we're grabbing coffee next week. "Librarians are so good about thinking on their feet!" - Derrick
Awesome - Shevonne
I also prepped by learning how to work with Simmons and they were like, *shrug* over Simmons, haha. - Derrick
Simmons sucks. :) (despite the smiley, I'm not kidding on that. I hate that thing and I'm so glad we don't have it.) - ellbeecee
Simmons is o_O. I spent several hours last week and this, working on, for example, crosstabbing males, 21-34, who drink Gatorade, and play video games between 11pm and 6am and the likelihood of whether they use iPhone or Android mobile devices. x_x - Derrick
LibTech, day two, awaiting the Barbara Fister keynote. I'm at a table in the middle towards the front.
everyone wave hi at Weezy! - maʀtha
Weezy has a really lovely speaking voice! - RepoRat
and Secret Agent Fister begins now - maʀtha
btw, if you ever want to attend LibTech, it usually fills in a week or less, then registration closes, so act fast - maʀtha
tweet your questions/comments NOW to #ltckey - maʀtha
Galadriel C.
LSW Meet-Up @ ER&L: Marie, Jaclyn, Galadriel, Joelle, Jen, and Anna
*waves* - maʀtha
That's a damn good group of librarians there, folks. - Kirsten
freaking jealous! - Sir Shuping is just sir
As of this very hour, as far as coursework is concerned, I am an MLIS! To all of the wonderful people here on FriendFeed/LSW, I could not possibly have asked for a more encouraging and informative community to support me. You've been here every step of the way, and I'm honored to be counted among you.
Victory playlist blasting! - Lily
And of course, extreme props to Iris for introducing me here and inspiring me to get this darned degree in the first place :) - Lily
woooooooottttt! what are you going to do to celebrate? should we send you beer? - Sir Shuping is just sir
*HUG* - lris
Congrats! - Kirsten
Congratumacations! - Catherine Pellegrino
First I'm going to continue dancing wildly around my apartment, as that's about all my brain is willing to summon right now! Beer and food happiness to come this weekend... - Lily
Congratulations! - RepoRat
Congrats on the degree, me bucko! Quick, join your professional associations at student rates while you still can! - awd
^ that! If you have any interest in exploring some of the ones you haven't joined, it will never be this cheap again! Congrats ! - ellbeecee
Your toaster is in the mail - maʀtha
Congratulations!!! - Soup in a TARDIS
Yippeeeeee!!!!!!!!! - laura x
Congrats! - Jen
Three cheers!! - Derrick
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Congrats! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Go Lily!!! - laura x from iPhone
Woo hoo! Congratulations! - Galadriel C. from Android
Kermit Flail. YAY. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I got an email from T&F this morning alerting me to errors on their platform and telling me they're working on it. This is exactly the kind of communication I want from a vendor when there's a problem. I'm stunned, I didn't think I'd ever see it.
Yeah, I was pretty impressed with that, too. - Kirsten
How do we say "MOAR LIKE THIS, PLZ" to T&F? Email our reps? - Marie
Is it their journal platform or something else? I didn't get anything from them. - Holly's favorite Anna
yes, journal/article page display. huh. i wonder why you didn't get anything? - Marie
We got it, too. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
It must have been caught in my spam filter, yes, that's my story. - Jen
We got it - Christina Pikas from iPhone
what's the news? - aaron
i like our new tag line.
WOW - maʀtha
super delightful. - MontglaneChess
Much Drama. Much much - awd
amaze - Andy
such wonderful - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Holly's favorite Anna
You tell a good sales rep that you have a fund with a lot of money but weird restrictions, and in less than 24hrs you'll have a report (with prices) of digital archival collections that match the restrictions, including documentation of keyword search result numbers, etc.
Can I have a fund like that, too, plz? - awd
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