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
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.
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'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.
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).
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.
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.
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: http://alexanderstreet.com/careers...
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.
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.
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.
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.