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Finalized, printed HUNDREDS of pages, and made them into neat little packets for our ACRL workshop participants today.
Everything is so colorful and pretty... :) - lris
how did it go? or has it not gone yet? - maʀtha
linky link to the online version? - Aaron the Librarian
I will be doing that after the workshop. :) - lris
Aaron the Librarian
Ok, so it sounds like we're looking to move to thelsw.org - trying out Discourse and Commons in a Box. we should make it worth the admin's time and effort of trying them out. I nominate Blake as the main back-end orchestrator for these two instances (his subdomain recommendation sounds good, too). --- Forked from http://friendfeed.com/lsw...
I assume that everyone clicking like is a yea. Do we have any nays? Any discussion? - maʀtha
Just do it, yo. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, let's try them. The sooner we try the sooner we know if one or the other will work for us. - lris
Let's get her done. - laura x from iPhone
Yep, let's go! - Galadriel C. from Android
go team - maʀtha
i can probably lend a hand. not clear how at the moment, but my life is stuck inside systems all day, so there's probably some useful skill i can contribute. - henry
Uh... hullo, Blake? What say you? - Aaron the Librarian
~Courtney F
"Vendor: We can't turn on access until you pay" Me: "We can't pay without an invoice."
Why is this so hard? - ~Courtney F
*headdesk* - Catherine Pellegrino
them: "we can't turn it on until we have a signed license" us: "send us the license""send us a license we can accept based on our dealings with you over our 70 year existence""do you really need a license addendum for each additional book on your platform?" - Christina Pikas
I sometimes feel this way getting quotes from vendors. Don't you want me to spend money with you? - John: Thread Killer
them: we sent you an invoice, please pay. us: we have required state forms that must be completed before we can pay an invoice. we sent them three months ago; please complete them - we want to pay you. - Galadriel C.
"send us a license we can accept based our our dealings with you over our 70 year existence" YES! +1000. Why do we always have to start from the boilerplate when we ALWAYS ask for the same changes? - Grumpator
cause THIS time will be different. we'll accept any liability, any venue... and promise our kids will eat their broccoli and go to bed at 7:30 - Christina Pikas
I just got an invoice forwarded to me that is dated 04-2014 and has been circling the university like a hot potato for nearly a year; I called the vendor as it's unclear what it's even for. That was two days ago and I'm still waiting for a response. They clearly don't want our money. - Jen
Quietly shred that invoice, Jen. If you don;t hear back about it, it's all good - Aaron the Librarian
LSW: Joe
A clone? http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... I guess it is being done as a side project of an Italian person. So, it might be rough on the edges.
The bumping up of messages doesn't seem to work the same, but this seems viable and very similar to the current ff. - Joe
Not bad! - RepoRat
Mi piace! - Marie
I'm there as jsholman - now I just need to practice my Italian :) - Jen
Hot damn! GO ITALY! - laura x
are there "rooms"? - Mr. The Jason Fleming
s with FriendFeed, all rooms on Frenf.it don't show up automatically on your page. You have to click on the word Rooms and then check the boxes. I also found a list of public rooms: http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... - bentley
Greg Schwartz
I know that some of you LSWers were around during my library's flood in 2009 and that a number of you pitched in to contribute to the recovery efforts. I wanted you all to know that this didn't go unnoticed and that LSW has been immortalized accordingly.
I love it! - Stephen Francoeur
Centuries from now, when that plaque is excavated by archeologists, they will learn that the LSW was awesome. - lris
The LSW won't be around in 100-200 years? - Joe
This is just really, really cool. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dang, that's sweet. - Marie
That's for real now. - wow. - Jen
<3 <3 <3 - laura x
Also, are we an individual, a corporation, or a foundation? - laura x
So close to the top of the second row! Cool! - Aaron the Librarian
♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
Without Friendfeed,and the LSW there is No @tisfortraining and my life would be poorer for it. I would not have encountered amazing folks in the computer and real life and my life would not be as rich and full of fun. I am shedding my tears now so that I don't break down on April 9th. This is my second family. My Bar. My Tribal Gathering Place.
And I mourn its passing. And remember it always. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
Oh and make sure you have tissues on hand when you review all your likes. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
big hugs - maʀtha
Where else but here can I turn to celebrate with me this massive license agreement organizational win? LSW on ff is the best. *despairs*
Berger, M., and J. Cirasella. (2015). Beyond Beall’s List: Better understanding predatory publishers. College & Research Libraries News, 76(3):132-135. Retrieved March 9, 2015 from http://crln.acrl.org/content....
Yay. Sooo useful. - Megan loves summer
Maybe a little too kind about Beall, but I'm getting used to that obeisance to obsession. - walt crawford
I agree with the too kind to Beall. It definitely contributes to him being a kind of "go to" librarian whenever some kind of "scandal" hits the press. - John Dupuis
Kind like foxes, I suspect. Too harsh and he gets to cry persecution. - RepoRat
I took a second quick look and they were harsher than I remembered on Beall. Pretty well matching my own opinion. I might have conflated in my memory with the treatment of the Bohannon sting, which was a bit too gentle. - John Dupuis
Opening tickets here, escalating tickets there, tickets, tickets everywhere.
(This reminded me of the last few panels in this cartoon: https://www.pinterest.com/pin... ) - bentley
Some LSW names in the new issue of Collaborative Librarianship. Courtney Fuson authored a review and there was a review of Kaijsa's book http://collaborativelibrarianship.org/
Also, Marie K. gets cited in one of the articles. http://collaborativelibrarianship.org/index... See page 158... - Joe
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
The UTC Graduate School is pleased to announce that Ms. Colleen Susan Harris-Keith will present her dissertation research titled, “An Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Academic Library Work Experience and Perceptions of Leadership Skill Development Relevant to Academic Library Directorship,” on March 19 at 10:00 am
LITA is offering a statistics course in April/May. http://www.ala.org/lita... This has been far too long in the making, I'm super excited about it.
Also, Courtney Fuson gave me the idea that stats education was needed, so Courtney, long last thank yous! - Hedgehog
cool. shared with our librarians. - Marie
Sharing with our librarians, too. - kaijsa
Tangentially related, I just learned about a *self-paced* free MOOC in Applied Data Science that's being offered by Syracuse http://ischool.syr.edu/future... - Meg VMeg
Ooh. That Syracuse course looks very interesting. - kaijsa
Shared. This looks great! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
oh, hey, you're welcome! :) - ~Courtney F
Already two of our library faculty have emailed and thanked me for sending it to the list. So thanks from me, too! - kaijsa
Huge interest at MPOW... now to go beg for $ - Aaron the Librarian
I hope it does well. After doing some preliminary investigation on doing something in this area a couple years back, I gave up on it as a hopeless idea--but what LITA's doing may work better. - walt crawford
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Call for chapters specific to directorship - if you have an awesome director, please do send them my way, or offer to co-write with them :) http://eveofinstruction.com/2015...
Do you EVER slow down? :) - Hedgehog
Maybe a stupid question, but are academic library deans okay, or just directors? Mine is an amazing leader, and I'd like to send the cfc to her. - kaijsa
Academic library deans are also welcome to submit! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
@Abs - I do! I swear :) I was actually supposed to send out the call in January, but got too swamped. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I'm with Abs on this. No new projects for a while! :) - maʀtha
Public Library directors? - Andy
You librarians out there who shake things up, move things along, and question our practices: I like you.
Nice article - "Bridges and Barriers: Factors Influencing a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries" By Meredith Gorran Farkas, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Amy Harris Houk http://crl.acrl.org/content...
Thanks for posting this Joe; the timing for an assessment project I'm planning couldn't be better! - Galadriel C.
I've been waiting for this since their presentation at the assessment conference. - kaijsa
Thanks! Kaijsa, this is the 4 year institution survey we presented at ACRL 2013. Not the 2 year survey we presented at LAC. - Lisa Hinchliffe
I just realized that! I went to both presentations, and I'm mostly interested in this one because it pertains to me. I'm glad to be reading it! - kaijsa
I understand this Dorothea Salo knows stuff about things.
I've heard the same. Too bad she's hard to get ahold of. - lris
She's kinda Looney, but I really like her ideas and she's a lot of fun - Aaron the Librarian
Look for the purple streak. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
It's all lies. - RepoRat
RepoRat, I think that's libelous and slanderous. Just wait till Dorothea sees that! - lris
LIES I TELL YOU. (Besides, Dorothea's one of those commie open-access, information-justice freaks, she won't sue.) - RepoRat
*I've* heard she doesn't just know stuff about things...but things about stuff... - Cameron Neylon
Our library is hiring a Librarian for Collection Development & Evaluation. See the position posting at https://jobs.lmu.edu/posting.... I am on the search committee and am eager to answer any questions you may have.
*APPLY NOW bump* - Marie
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
laura x
I am supposed to be "crafting a summary" of my accomplishments over the past 3-4 years for work. So let's all do it! What awesome things have you done, big or small, revolutionary or just a little bit different?
We now have a schedule that you can look at and modify online. Before I researched and got that set up for us, the schedule existed on a single piece of paper that lived at the circ desk, unless someone else had it. - laura x
There are now formal procedures (including forms!) for what to do when you check in an item that is damaged or missing pieces. - laura x
For two years running, I've put on a small press and self-published authors fair for local writers. We had 5 authors the first year and 15 last year, and the event was attended by over 40 people both times (and filmed for PATV). - laura x
Wow, so, that actually takes me to the start of current job. So: built three classes from scratch, rebuilt one (that I inherited), learned to teach three others, revamped one in a major way and another gradually. Learned to advise students. Did four keynotes. Published some stuff: couple peer-reviewed articles, lots of trade-pub stuff. Got onto a journal's editorial board; rotated onto... more... - RepoRat
I'm going to say that completing my OA journal survey is at least mildly awesome. I sure never would have done it if I'd started out to do the whole thing... Otherwise, I'd go back 30 years to "causing most all the pseudo-MARC-compliant library automation systems to get their acts together" by writing MARC for Library Use, and at the time that was a big step. - walt crawford
Got together a process so our researchers can use our "data" repository for releases of the science code and software that they create. So they now can get a DOI and attribution and it's easier to for them to cite it. Finding a legal person on the same wavelength was the enabler. Sadly he has now moved but we got it done. - suelibrarian
I recently submitted my portfolio for professional registration revalidation, and it contained the last year of me being an information librarian, a year in my new job of me learning all the systems plus pushing open access and data management, and a year of me doing the above and also basically-running an LMS/discovery layer migration project and managing two staff. [They accepted my portfolio and gave me a pretty certificate.] - Deborah Fitchett
the past 3-4 years? Conatining myself and sitting quietly so as to not derail several (most of our current) initiatives (that I started planning to do 6-7 years ago, but got blocked from implementing) which were labeled high-priority (in two rounds of planning 5-6 years ago) and which are presently actively being worked on (by people other than me) and which are coming into fruition... more... - Aaron the Librarian
The last few years have been a bit odd, career-wise. First was my last year as dept head, during which I was sort of waiting for that to be over. Then was a year keeping the AUL job warm for the guy on sabbatical, which was a mad scramble to not break anything while he was away. Then one year back to my "old job" which sort of felt like I was keeping the job warm for the person that was... more... - John Dupuis
Meg VMeg
Thought this was neato: https://usopendata.org/2015...
"Today we’re releasing Let Me Get That Data For You (LMGTDFY), a free, open source tool that quickly and automatically creates a machine-readable inventory of all the data files found on a given website." - Meg VMeg
I know I can get kvetch-y on here sometimes, but y'all are the best and I appreciate your posts. :-)
GOUP HUG - lris
Mr. The Jason Fleming
The mobile display cart in action
I had mentioned this a little while ago, so I thought I would send an update. This is an example where we wanted to have video running to augment a display for Black History Month - Mr. The Jason Fleming
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
I would love to see some LSW faces at this summer's Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. Consider submitting a proposal so you can hang out with me for two weeks and learn how to construct a research project? http://irdlonline.org
I am, and I'm crossing my fingers I get accepted! - kaijsa
i suppose the research project would need to be something more than "learn what it's like to hang out with Marie for two weeks" huh? - holly #ravingfangirl
Observation is a legit research technique... - Marie
Holly, you stole my topic! Also, passed this onto my awesome colleagues who would rock it. - Holly's favorite Anna
I'm applying!! I just have to find five spare minutes :) - Hedgehog
Spend more than five minutes on your proposal! Applications close on Feb. 1, 2015. - Marie
Just sent e-mail to colleagues about this awesome event! - Galadriel C.
^ thanks for spreading the word, Galadriel. - Marie
You're most welcome! - Galadriel C. from Android
Last call! The application center closes tomorrow night. - Marie
Submitted my app on weds! - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Couldn't make it this round but hope it's an amazing pool! - Hedgehog
Uploaded! - kaijsa
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Guess who's going to the Immersion Program Track in Seattle???!!!
what are you going to be immersed in? should i recognize the program? - Christina Pikas
ACRL Immersion - a weeklong program for instruction librarians, which I hear is fabulous. I made it into the program track (http://www.ala.org/acrl...), which will be useful since we're looking at a natural evolution point in our infolit program. Also, I've never been to Seattle! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
As a faculty member in the program, I'm biased - but I've also seen the evaluations - you are in for a great program! Plus the location in Seattle is one of the best host sites we have. Unfortunately, it isn't downtown - but the city buses are easy to figure out. Seattle is awesome. Stay an extra day if you can! - Lisa Hinchliffe
Hooray! I loved the program when I did it, and Seattle is my beloved hometown! Seattle U is in my old hood on Capitol Hill, which is so great. Even if you don't go downtown, there are freaking amazing bars and restaurants galore within walking distance. Hit me up for suggestions if you want. - kaijsa
Catherine Pellegrino
Sending you a password in clear text via email is for amateurs. The Indiana State Library sends you your password on a POSTCARD.
Bless their hearts. - ellbeecee
wooooooooooow. woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. wow. - RepoRat
holy st. omg. - Christina Pikas
Wow. - bentley
That's rather horrifically amazing. - Kirsten
Joe wins - DJF from Android
The least they could have done was ROT-13 it... - Peter Murray
Christina made me LOL. To be fair, the worst thing that could happen should this password fall into nefarious hands is that someone might get unauthorized access to a suite of public-library oriented databases mostly from Gale and EBSCO. But still, it's the principle of the thing, right? - Catherine Pellegrino
I suppose it would be harder to datamine passwords that are printed on postcards than passwords sent in emails.... but yeah. - laura x
Oh woolpigs....let me ask my sister if she knows about this. She works there. - Hedgehog
"woolpigs" - Aaron the Librarian
if they're holy woolpigs, watch out ;) - RepoRat
Once again, my home state embarrasses me. - Katy S
Yep, same here. Since the State Library is on Twitter, I tweeted this yesterday (https://twitter.com/cpelleg...), but haven't heard back from them. Their Twitter stream seems to be basically one-way communication, though -- and the governor is cutting $2 million from their budget, so I imagine they're kind of focused on that right now. - Catherine Pellegrino
The proposed cuts are catastrophic. I'm pretty sure everyone's in panic/survival mode right now. - Katy S from iPhone
Y'all, I just got a phone call from a guy at the State Library. Short explanation: this kind of thing only happens when someone very close to a state border (like, say, me) has an IP address that doesn't immediately authenticate as "within the state of Indiana." And of course, the postcard saves them $$ over sending it in an envelope -- needless to say, that $$ is probably much better... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
I don't think you should feel bad. Nobody should send out passwords on a postcard, full stop. I understand resources are tight, but this was poor judgement. - kaijsa
Also, a postcard costs more than an email. - lris
Oh, I forgot to mention why the postal mail: they have to ensure that it's going to an actual postal address in Indiana, because licensing agreements. So, email won't work. Should have mentioned that from the get-go. - Catherine Pellegrino
that's both horrifying and awesome. great example of vendors requiring crap security. may I borrow it for my NASIG talk? - RepoRat
Of course you may borrow it, but I'll point out that the vendor isn't requiring crap security: the vendor is requiring that the State Library confirm that the user has a postal address in Indiana. - Catherine Pellegrino
ah, so the password-in-the-clear doesn't actually need to be part of this scheme? - RepoRat
Based on what the person I spoke with said, no the vendors are in no way requiring the password be sent in the clear. They're (legitimately) requiring that the person using the password be a resident of the state of Indiana. The State Library uses postal mail to confirm Indiana residence, and uses a postcard -- as opposed to a letter-in-an-envelope -- to save money. - Catherine Pellegrino
Got it. So it's the use of the password on the postcard that's completely hornswoggling, and the library's to correct. (Spitballing because app dev is not my thing, but if I ruled the State Library, postcard would say "log into your library account and enter the following PIN:". So an attacker would have to both intercept the postcard AND hack the account to do something evil.) - RepoRat
Yeah, there are definitely other ways they could do this, especially since when you sign up for an account, you get a 'temporary' password immediately, which is then followed up by the 'permanent' password-by-postal mail. But again: appdev costs money. And, also, Indiana is modeling their system after other states, so it's not just us in this particular handbasket. - Catherine Pellegrino
oh, I totally believe that, no question. - RepoRat
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
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
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.
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
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