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Why yes, I am hopping mad. Here’s why. #teamharpy -
When this got shared on facebook I realized that many folks in that area won't understand the context, so I added the following note: - lris
[Edited to add: for those of you who don't know about #teamharpy, conversations about sexual harassment in libraryland were recently sparked off by one prominent male librarian suing two women for 1.25 million dollars. He's claiming defamation because they spoke out about his harassment. Libraryland is in heated conversation, now, about power dynamics, the silencing affect that lawsuits... more... - lris
*sigh* I haven't seen or experienced any of this, and I find it sooooo troubling. (I do believe it). Maybe 'cause I was never one of the cool kids. still: ick. Thank you for writing your perspective. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Well that's just it, Stephanie. I've spoke with a few people who said that when they finally decided this was for the birds, they were kicked out from the "cool kids" circle and felt ostracized. There's something about that cool kids circle that seems to enable all of this. Personally, I've seen a lot less than other people I know, probably partially because I'm not conventionally pretty. Small blessings. - lris
[side note: nearly all of the cool kids I've met were not harassers] - lris
cool kid...? --> - Julian
^ yes, in a good way - lris
Ugh. Ive been following the conversation on this in ALATT on FB, and it's fucking awful. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Oh yeah, the ALATT thread I read yesterday was a total trainwreck. - maʀtha
Do any of you have experience meditating between faculty wanting to scrape subscribed vendor content, and the vendor?
Have you checked your license? A couple of our vendors already allow this without our asking. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Also, good luck! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
yup. i usually try and negotiate mining rights with the vendor. - jambina
Jambina, one of my faculty contacted EconLit directly, (not ProQuest, who we get EconLit through), and all I know is this is new to me, and I don't know what my role is. Can I pick your brain a bit over email? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Jaclyn, no. I was brought in late in the discussion -- although he did go this route because I overheard him talking about scraping JSTOR, and inserted myself into that process.... I'm glad he heard. I'm super glad that all the other profs in the discussion launched in to a discussion of Aaron Swartz too! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
We are getting requests for this more and more, and finding that it requires negotiations with the individual vendors. I just starting agitating in my local consortium for some leadership on this -- I'd love to see the library world have some standards/ethics/best practices around text/data mining/scraping, and pressure vendors to provide this type of access. There was some discussion on the ACRL digital humanities list about this, too. - Regular Amanda
I've seen places which say they would prefer not to be scraped - but will happily license access to the backend data... didn't JSTOR start talking like this recently?) - Aaron the Librarian
Just a note: I was also referring to negotiations w/ vendors to provide licensed access to the backend via API or other means, rather than scraping. Elsevier started offering an API, and I heard IEEE also has an API that can be accessed on a case-by-case basis. - Regular Amanda
Oh nice, thanks! Based on this project, I don't think scraping will get him what he wants (I think what he needs is the metadata in tabular format, despite what he asked for. APIs would be great!). We're in discussions with ProQuest now. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS AHHHHHHH. My offer on that house was accepted. *faints*
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! - Catherine Pellegrino
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! wooooooooooooo! - maʀtha
Good for you - Eric - It's My Thing
Congrats. - Walt Crawford
Wooohoooo! - Kirsten
hilariously, the next step appears to be to go to my realtor's office and sign many of the same documents again - lris
buy a foreclosure, kill a forest - lris
*begins planning house warming* - MoTO: Team Marina
Hooray!!!! - Galadriel C.
Can I borrow your lawn mower? - Glen Campbell
Too soon? - Glen Campbell
Uhm Glen? Get in line. - MoTO: Team Marina
Sure thing. One of you buy me a lawnmower and then I'll be glad to lend one out. :) - lris
Party at Iris' house! Congrats Iris. you deserve an awesome place to live. And Iris.,, it is buy ANYHOUSE kill a forest. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Congrats! - Jen
Congratulations! If only you could use your thumbprint to sign documents. It's be so less tiresome. - Arlan K.
A couple of minutes ago I thought I should check FF to see if Iris has heard about her house. And here it is! So happy for you. Congratulations. - Mama Lawson
You will soon develop an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. Congratulations! - maʀtha
Oh, believe me, I already have an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. This will simply give that force a larger playpen. - lris
At what point do I wake up and realize that this whole thing is a dream? - lris
Ok, signing EXACTLY the same papers as I signed last week was an exercise in hilarity. - lris
yayayayayayayyayyayaya!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congrats! - Katy S
So here's my engaging activity for this afternoon's class (for PhD student of prof who wanted more engagement in instruction): when we do the "think up keywords for your topic" portion of the class, I will have them type their search into a Google form. then i'll copy & paste all their searches into a Wordle. Then I'll search the big words from the
wordle in the appropriate EBSCO database. Then we will discuss pros & cons of those search terms. Curious to see if that engages them. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also, curious to see 18 different search strings. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
How did it work out? - Soup in a TARDIS
Let us know how it goes! - YvonneM
it was fun - a little time-consuming, but effective. The students were definitely engaged. I would do it again. Will post the wordle tomorrow. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
cool! - YvonneM
now that might actually be a useful use for a Wordle! I might have to share that one - ~Courtney F
Very cool idea. - barbara fister
… wondering if I should attempt with 50 students on Thursday … … I think it will … #brave - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
colleague tried this just now. fell flat I think. - aaron from BuddyFeed
yeah, it's tricky. what didn't work, d'you think, aaron? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I was just observing, but i think almost everyone entered the same search terms. - aaron
mine seemed to like the activity of typing something. I'm not convinced it added anything but time … but they did seem to like it, so i'll try again. Plus it's kind of neat to see what they searched for -- like "Beyoncé and Jay Z's PR team, public statements, marriage issues Blue Ivy " - is what they'd type into Mr. Google. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
At the reference desk, referencing.
Meg VMeg
Kinda stressful/awkward doing a one-shot for grad-level instructional design class. I kept wanting to say, "Sure, I could get away with incorporating more active learning into this session if you were really my students, but I promise that it would only lead to resentment and boredom in this situation. Personal evidence-based, yo."
"Instead of class tonight, we're going to watch this filmstrip. Who wants to volunteer to advance the film?" - Stephen Francoeur
Ha! In my experiences with grad one-offs, as soon as the words, "smalllll grouuuuupssss," leave my mouth in slow motion, the disdain is as palpable as though I've just informed them, "hey guys, we are going to play a fun get-to-know-one-another game!!" I can't take it. - Meg VMeg
This is fascinating to me. Do they really prefer just straight lecture? Or is it that they're instructional design students? Or is it both? - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, this is my first/last instructional design class (subbing for their usual librarian), which is why it was stressful. I don't know what the grad students want. It feels like, when I ask them to *do* something, they think I'm wasting their time? It's not enough information for them? They think it's a ploy? My MLS students are more willing to humor me (BECAUSE I CAN DESTROY THEM???? or because they trust I'm not making them do it for my own self-satisfaction? dunno) - Meg VMeg
Again: fascinating! I guess I would anticipate that grad students in general would have less patience with small-groups-active-learning stuff and be all, "we're in this for real, we can take the straight lecture, don't waste our time with this namby-pamby feelgood bullshit," except for the part where these are instructional design grad students, who presumably would KNOW BETTER. Or maybe they feel like, BECAUSE they know better, they can skip all that? I dunno. But I'm still fascinated. - Catherine Pellegrino
that was gonna be my guess too. even in MLS teaching I get some people who get downright offended if I use any teaching technique that doesn't come across as 100% Srs Bzns. - RepoRat
In my experience, if there's not something immediately useful in it for them, the adult/grad students tune out. I get more meaningful teaching moments in the post-talk walk-around. - GretelSK
If it's something I think they've heard before, I tell them to think of it as something they can turn around & teach their students. to them: don't pay attention for yourself, pay attention for your future students. I dunno if it helps, but it makes me feel better. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I'm just gonna say that teacher-types are some of the worst students to deal with. They all want to be the ones teaching and struggle with being in the learner seat. They're also some of the most fun people, but the pain is real, yo. - kaijsa
^^ Yes! As you say, generally really interesting people, but also used to being professionals in a professional setting, and (I'll horribly generalize here) want me to answer their individual off-topic question RIGHT NOW instead of going with the flow of the class and letting me lead everyone there together. And these are usually busy folks, so I can respect that, but the class isn't me... more... - Regular Amanda
That is really interesting. My MSW students used to glaze over and look resentful at my lecture style research seminar. The vast majority of them are much happier with the "pair up and do stuff" version I have now. Maybe I just suck that bad at lecturing... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Regular Amanda
Just in case you missed it, I think laura x knocked it out of the park on #teamharpy:
Goodness. Thank you. - laura x from iPhone
Living and working with a chronic illness -
Lovely post, Iris. Thank you for sharing. - Andy
I'm so sorry I missed this til today, brave, beautiful woman. Well written, and thank you for sharing! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
"You librarians are like the Michael Jordons of research. Watching you do that is like watching a perfect three-pointer. Swish."
I'm more like the Bill Lambeer of research, myself. - Steele Lawman
Catherine Pellegrino
Hey, y'all, remember this? I forgot to mention that we're doing it. :D
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Dude! Awesome! - Marie
In the run-up to launching this, we learned that a) that printer prints more than any other printer on campus, including the two printers in the 24-hour computing lab COMBINED, b) last year it printed nearly half a million pages, or 377 pages per on-campus student, and c) the library spent $8000 on paper and toner last year. That's half of our non-endowed book budget. Holy crap on a cracker, people. - Catherine Pellegrino
But students like screens. Everything online! We can go paperless! - kaijsa
Tell that to the faculty who require students to bring printouts of each lecture's powerpoints to class... :-/ - Catherine Pellegrino
Yep. I want to lol every time an undergrad complains that we only have an ebook and not a print copy of something they want. - kaijsa
Skip printing the copyright notice page. Like it. - Joe
I came in this morning and the boxes were rearranged into a tall tower. Love it. - Catherine Pellegrino
I hope the tower was teetering. That would add drama to the display. - Stephen Francoeur
I am so, over, the phrase "Google-like interface"
I'm still giggling over feedback on our new discovery layer that it looked too much like Bing - it should look like Google instead. (After discussion, we ended up changing the orange buttons to our institution's shade of green and everyone was happy.) - Deborah Fitchett
Give me google-like funding and google-like staffing and google-like infrastructure and I'll think about making that google-like interface. - lris
^^^ Memorised. - Deborah Fitchett
Ooh, Iris is good. - Marie
We're going to hire me a new dept head!!! Discussing with the Search Committee Chair this afternoon my hopes/dreams. Send me ideas and suggestions on what we should include in the job ad.
I'm hoping for "demonstrated management experience" != x # years already as a dept head. - Hedgehog
Supports and enhances diverse liaison model - Hedgehog
Something something helps to support our research so we can succeed as research faculty. - Hedgehog
something about "understanding issues, trends and tech impacting higher ed and academic libraries" (because this can be a lot: open access, data stuff, $$ want someone who's head isn't stuck in the library, IMO ) - ellbeecee
Open to ideas from someone other than self - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Willing to work towards others' successes - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Experience supporting rebounds from failures - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Not a self serving prig - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Organizational intelligence coupled with interpersonal savvy - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Dear film makers everywhere. No, I do not want to buy your new documentary.
^^ME NEITHER - maʀtha
Reading this right after cleaning out my inbox was lolz. - kaijsa
Also, "Dear film askers, we already own your documentary. Stoppit." - ~Courtney F
But you might need another copy of this journey to planet earth! - Joe
I've deleted three such email this morning. Happy Monday! - maʀtha
Yesterday's class learned that .org sites are not reliable. Yay! (in a class I did on searching the interwebs for first-year students)
many of the 250+ students said that they learned about "using quotes" to narrow results in Google, meaning that they didn't know that before. More Yay. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
love this comment, re CRAAP test: "The CRAPPY technique is really helpful and is an easy acronym to remember." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
and they liked that I showed 'em how to limit by date in Google searches. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I [heart] this one: I learned the importance of quotation marks in searches. They may not seem like they make a difference, but it could be crucial when you're looking for specific information. One simple phrase in quotation marks could narrow a search from over 100 million results to less than 1 million. I used quotation marks in the search queries for homework and I noticed the result number drop significantly and I found what I was looking for faster. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
and this: I learned how to get to the Park Library! Tomorrow, I'm going to go visit it, so I know where it is, and do some homework. I'm excited! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
this is true, tho' sort of sad: "I learned that nothing has really changed in the world of Boolean searching over the semesters it has taken for library employees to give me this lecture at least 5 times" - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
student in the class made this wikipedia entry while he was in hs - it's Totally Bogus! lol. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*love* "Today I learned the method of CRAAP in determining the helpfulness of the article. CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Accuracy, Authority, and Purpose. I also learned that the librarian is super cool, and I want to be her best friend." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
huh, thought i posted this to LSW too earlier today but apparently not. happy to finally be able to announce that in early November i'll be starting a new gig at the University of Chicago as their IR manager. #fuckyeahChicago!
Woo! - lris
Woo-hoo! - Betsy
Congrats! - Jen
Cool. - Joe
Hooray + Congratulations! - Galadriel C. from Android
I think it will soon be time for another LSW Midwest Meetup. *nods* - RepoRat
YAY! - maʀtha
@RR: YES! Are we heading to Chicago this time? I like Chicago - maʀtha
I could go for Chicago, sure. - RepoRat
Yay! - Betsy
Let me know when you're thinking, too, so I can see if it coincides with a trip home to see the family :) - Katie
so happy for you - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
congrats! Lots of luck in your new position. - Elizabeth Brown
laura x
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest -
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: - RepoRat
Me, to a student, making fun of my inability to follow alphabetical order: "No, really, I can alphabet."
I alphanumeric at a collegiate level. - Julian
No really! I acn tyope! - Aaron the Librarian
You know, if this is on the front page of your catering business' website, I don't think we will be hiring you - maʀtha from Bookmarklet
Have you tried the Lorem Ipsum here? It's delicious! - Steele Lawman
I so want to order a Lorem Ipsum sandwich now. - laura x
apparently, there are three kinds - maʀtha
I prefer my Lorem Ipsum chilled with a cilantro garnish. - Holly's favorite Anna
Megan loves summer
Rock on. "To promote openness and fairness among libraries that license scholarly resources, the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) will no longer enter into vendor contracts that require non-disclosure of pricing information or other information that does not constitute a trade secret."
Stephen Francoeur
Uhhhhhhh. Yeah. Wut?
dunno, wut? - RepoRat
Brain. Fried. Is. - Stephen Francoeur
^^^This. - Kirsten
Turned down for? - MoTO: Team Marina
Lalala - FLEMING from Android
What is brain? - Deborah Fitchett
~Courtney F
I don't quite understand vendors who say to me "Would you like to renew? I can send a quote". Just send me the quote! I can't decide on a renewal without cost information.
I presume that they're hoping that if you say "Yes" you'll feel psychologically pressured to stick with that even after you see the price hike. - Deborah Fitchett
Answer: "No. But send the quote to me anyway so I can more easily justify my refusal" [eta and/or giggle about the size of your increase from last year with my acquisitions colleagues] - Aaron the Librarian
"Can I call you this, the first week of classes, to talk about the renewal quote that I will send you after we have said confirmation? Can we talk even after I know you're going to renew?" - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
"Before I send you the quote, please send me my major competitor's quote for this product." - Heather
Yo Dawg, I herd you like quotes, so I put an quote in your renewal so you can decide while you decide. - Holly's favorite Anna
Catherine Pellegrino
First and second slides of a short deck I'm using in a class later today:
Whoa, is that on purpose? Or a backronym. - Meg VMeg
The M - ML - MT arrangement? I have to think it's on purpose. We happen to have the only logical letter in the entire LC classification. - Catherine Pellegrino
"Awesome. So when I go to BS...." - barbara fister
Every schedule in LC was designed by a different working group with subject matter expertise. This is why there's no uniformity between major classes. - DJF from Android
I do have a really hard time helping students find call numbers in the BS range while keeping a straight face. - Catherine Pellegrino
^^ I am so glad it's not just me. I predict that this will continue to be funny to me, for as long as I work in libraries. - Regular Amanda
"All of this section is total BS. Enjoy!" - YvonneM
The LOC classification makes me cry. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Damn right library science is under Z. - Zamms
Chris, I think you mean Zzzzzzz. - Stephen Francoeur
I was thinking ZOMBIES. - Zamms
Catherine Pellegrino
YOU GUYS. Big Research University Across The Street apparently now has guest wifi. This is (or may be) a total game-changer.
It has yet to be determined whether that guest wifi also confers access to licensed electronic resources, but I'm about to test that out. - Catherine Pellegrino
Let us know!!! - laura x
Can you connect to their guest wifi from within your library? That would be wonderful/evil. - Steele Lawman
Nah, we're way too far away. ("Across the street" is actually a mile+). But they've NEVER had guest wifi before, so this is HUGE. - Catherine Pellegrino
signal booster? - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
rogue mesh network! - RepoRat
excellent. - MariWeaver
Come on out to Denver. We have guest wifi. - Joe
We have guest wifi, too! With access to e-resources. - kaijsa
No guest wifi, no eresources....over here.... - aaron
We have guest wifi. Access to e-resources depends on which IP range we've given vendors, which depends on our license. - Deborah Fitchett
Heh. Dean of the Big Research Library Across The Street confirms that guest wifi does not confer access to licensed resources. If they want to use BRLATS's e-resources, our faculty and students are still limited to the two "guest" workstations with no printing or access to email. - Catherine Pellegrino
That's bogus. We count guest wifi users as walk-in users--they get the same privileges as anyone who walks in and uses one of our computers. Which means full access to all our e-resources. Or is this another of those public uni vs. private uni things that I just can't seem to wrap my head around? - Kirsten
I have no idea. My experience has been that large private research universities can get VERY growly about random walk-in users, and this is no exception. Where it really burns me, though, is that they're treating our faculty and students -- who have full borrowing privileges with their print collection, co-register in their classes, etc. -- the same as random walk-in users. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oy. Yeah, that's messy and confusing. And y'all are probably the ones who have to explain it to your students most, even though it isn't a policy you can do anything about. Frustrating. - Kirsten
Seconding what Kirsten says. If you're in university guest wifi range, you're a walk-in user. There are maybe a few things that don't work on guest network, but that's because they need individual accounts and only university emails work for those. - kaijsa
Oh, I just caught that this uni is private (reading comprehension, may I have some?). Yeah, that makes a big difference, I think. Still, if your students can register for their classes, seems like they should get to use the network when ON CAMPUS. Jeez. - kaijsa
No printing/email is even meaner than my private academic library is to walk-ins. - Steele Lawman
We are a tier or three below ND, but even as a private U, our guest wifi provides access to our resources, even for walkins. - Joe
I'm over at their library now, and yep: guest wifi can't access their databases. Bastards. - Catherine Pellegrino
So if one of your students is registered for one of their classes, how are they supposed to do the readings and the research? - Betsy
If one of our students is registered for a class, they have a login for BRUATS that is valid during the semester in which they're registered. So, there's that. But there are a lot of students (never mind the faculty!) who need access to their e-resources as a matter of course for their classes at MPOW as well, and they are pretty severely limited in how they can access those resources. - Catherine Pellegrino
What? They couldn't have figured out a way to call it BRUTAS instead of BRUATS?? - Joe
was assuming bruats was pronounced like the sausage... (insert random jokes here) - Christina Pikas
All summer, I *knew* intellectually that I'd finished my degree, and that I wouldn't have to do the school/work two-step this fall, for the first time in 3 years - but it wasn't until I was walking home tonight, at the end of the first day of the academic year where I work, that I really FELT IT down to my bones.... I AM FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had so much free time this weekend! I had so much free time *today*! I was happy and interested and intellectually engaged at work all day, never overwhelmed or anxious at how few brain cells I had left (even though it was a crummy day physically, and involved a lot of saving my strength - but it didn't seep over into panic - BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING TO PANIC ABOUT)! HOORAY. - Marianne
High fives! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Yay. :-) - Megan loves summer
It's THE BEST feeling not to start school as a student! - Lily
Meg VMeg
Today I got to show how bad an expensive thing's search algorithm/logic was, to the person who made the thing, in front of people much more important than I am.
I felt bad, but what could I do? Socialization is a bitch. - Meg VMeg
Usually I only get to demonstrate how bad things are to vendor reps at conferences. They're always terribly distraught but so far it's never really helped anything. - Deborah Fitchett
Awesome. - laura x from iPhone
You're a good egg, Meg. - Stephen Francoeur
it's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. - RepoRat
If the person is interested in building a good Thing, you did him/her a huge favor. - barbara fister
It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium -
Do you find this useful? - Hedgehog from Bookmarklet
Not really. Usually, I like the NMC reports. This one is striking a very meh note for me. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I was part of the panel that essentially voted on the various technologies and where they ended up in the various rankings. The downside to this kind of averaging out of multiple opinions is that if you're living this stuff every day, nothing that comes out in the report is particularly surprising. I believe a couple of other LSWers were also involved. - John Dupuis
John, maybe that's it? That there's not much "breaking news" but it's much the stuff I work in hear.about fairly regularly. I will shift my feeling to "validated"!! (I think also, I have a general meh response to a lot of "libraries in aggregate' reports, probably for the same reasons) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I usually find the Horizon Report useful as a tool for opening conversations, rather than as breaking news. I've had this one open for a couple of days, but haven't had time to look at it yet. Glad to see something focusing on libraries, though! - kaijsa
I also found this to be a little lacking in "breaking news". It's tough to brand your report as "identifying emerging technologies", because then you have to identify emerging technologies, when I think now we're rather in a period of wide adoption of emerging tech that's been around for quite some time. I thought the challenges section was nicely done, and each trend had a good... more... - Regular Amanda
Was in the NMC panel too. I guess If you are the type that keeps your ears and eyes open by reading twitter,blog,LSW, mailing lists aka the typical LSWer - I would expect you won't find anything news breaking given that this is in our domain area. It's the same thing when attending some conferences, I suppose - where you may find some attendees going "wow, this is so amazing" and you are internally going "meh" because you read about it already. - aaron
I will be adding this to my librarybox - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫ from Android
Thinking about this more, Kaijsa's point is a good one: these are good overviews that can be used to start good conversations. I feel like maybe I was overly negative yesterday. - Regular Amanda from Android
Sounds like ACRL proposal decisions are coming today. Who's in? Report here!
One panel accepted, the other rejected. This is good, as I wasn't as enthused about the second. - kaijsa
Rejection here. :-( (It was a co-authored thing; I wouldn't have been able to go anyway) - Megan loves summer
Preconference rejected. Should mean RDAP is a go for me then financially, so I'm okay with that. - Hedgehog
rejected. - jambina
rejected too. Glad I'm in good company :) - copystar
This is why we need to do an LSW online conference. There is no need to hide the ideas and presentations of you awesome folk. - Joe
one rejected, one accepted (should add that i was not the lead on either - other folks did the heavy lifting) - barbara fister
A panel accepted. - Sarah from FreshFeed
rejected - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Catherine Pellegrino
Posted the Fall reference desk schedule this morning. Now frenetically deleting trade request emails.
Steele Lawman
"Never ask a rhetorical question of a librarian!" - Amanda, the college assessment guru.
Mea culpa. - Meg VMeg
Dear Student Research Assistant: Unfortunately we won't be able to get that book your prof wants fast enough, but don't worry, what he wanted to do with it is illegal anyway. Love, Me.
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