How are most interviews handled in libraryland? This will be my first go with applying for jobs where I'm not in the same city. Is contact initiated by email? Phone? I would assume a phone/video chat preliminary first round before and in-person, if it comes to that? I feel like I should know this already and don't. Already kind of stressed over it.
I recently submitted a co-authored chapter for an ACRL book. The contract arrived today, with this wonderful passage in the email: "This agreement basically allows you to retain copyright. If you would prefer *not* to retain copyright, please let us know and we will send you a different form that allows us to hold copyright of your chapter."
Per Kaijsa's comment here: http://friendfeed.com/lsw... I am now going to start bellowing "FRICTION!" at my co-workers at random intervals, much in the way that Mad-Eye Moody would yell "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!"
I just CRUSHED my presentation at work. I've been feeling a little less than stellar and like an awful librarian of late, but maybe this is the start of some new life. And if I can't do the work that I'd like to do here, then I'll just take myself on elsewhere.
Databases should let you enter a *set* of records, and then retrieve shared/unique references, shared/unique "cited by" records, and shared/unique subject headings, as well as potentially relevant records not included in your set (based on the shared references/"cited by" records/subject headings in aggregate). The end.
Just submitted my 1st article to a journal recently. I would like to have a proactive self pep-talk ready to go in case it doesn't get accepted, and also to motivate myself to keep submitting. Ideas? :0)
w00t! I just got asked by a research prof. in my department to serve on a panel at Department's Annual Research Conference (like LIS' ASIS&T). so excited!! Topic: finding online resources to help teach diversity.
Student writing a freshman comp paper chose to talk about reference books, arguing that we should stop buying anything in print. I showed him how much we are already buying online, and talked about how not everything is available that way or necessarily usable that way.
Lately I've been trying to figure out where to submit the article I've been working on for the last year and a bit, and suddenly I have a lot more sympathy for some of the things faculty do and the choices they make. I've identified five potential journals whose scopes match the topic of the article to a greater or lesser degree:
Realizing that the answer to "Would I want to be in my own instruction session?" is a decided "meh", largely because of all the DB "click this, then that" stuff covered. :0/ Would like to do higher-level, more interesting stuff.