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.
We know one thing... Mess with #friendfeed and the librarians will fuck your shit up. I pray for the souls of those responsible ;) [I'm not a librarian. I would LOVE to be one but I'm not. The fact I'm being referred to as one proves Poly is batshit insane and incapable of deduction]
I've recently become the psychology librarian at my college and am trying to get a better sense of what I should be buying and licensing. I hope to begin a series of one-on-one meetings with psychology faculty in the fall and am thinking of using this survey with them during the meeting to capture in a structured way what the overall needs of ...
Professional associations are a pre-Internet way to create and foster networks of interest and share professional information. LSW, and code4lib, and other online venues are taking the place of a lot of that. Often leaving the associations with little more than publishing and conference planning.