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I taught a 3 hour class tonight, and it went really well. Despite their wariness and disengagement when they walked in, every single one of the 22 high school students left with multiple articles they'd found on their own, and wanted to read for their research papers, and I use "wanted" deliberately.
Guess I wasn't nearly as far away from being able to do that as I thought I was .... - Marianne
Yay! I'm not surprised you could do that, but I'm glad you proved it to yourself. - Steele Lawman
Mary Carmen
I love Ovejita.
On this day, 5th of March 2014, for the first time, I deliberately crafted an entire proposal around the strategic planning initiatives it would support (and left out every other argument I might care to make). All By Myself. It feels like a career milestone.
(some other, wiser people will have a look at it before I do anything with it. but i feel quite competent at the moment. usually I just feel like I am good at stuff because it is stuff I like. This is something quite different.) - Marianne
laura x
If I never had to explain how to use the print release system to anyone ever again, maybe I would be a happier person.
I feel your pain. *and* we've just changed it...again. - Pete
We got rid of public printing, so instead of explaining the multi-step process, we get to explain that there is no printing for non-students. :( - kaijsa
Congratulations to Jenica and Justin and welcome to the Tiniest Capen: Gwyneth Winter!!!!
:) - Pete
hiya kid. you have badass parents. make the most of that. - RepoRat
yay congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations and well done, all three of you. - Catherine Pellegrino
YAAAAAAAAY! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Yay babby!!!! - Melly Claus #anticaper
Congratulations. :) - The First NoeLB
YAHOOOOO!!!! - Laura
Congratulations. :) - Soup in a TARDIS
Woo-hoo! - bentley
I send my best to all of you - maʀtha
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Wonderful news! :) - Lily
Woooohoooo! - Kirsten
Congratulations - Walt Crawford
Yahoo! - Joe
Congratulations! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
If she is half as fierce as her parents, she will be an awesome person. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
thanks, all. We're home and in that daze that all new parents have, but we've got great friends, so we're good. - Jenica
All hail the newly tenured Catherine Pellegrino!
Congratulations Catherine! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
HAIL. - RepoRat
All Hail C! - Joe
Wow! Congrats!!! - YvonneM
woot! congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Most hearty congratulations to you! Huzzah! - maʀtha
Now you're stuck, congratulations! (I've left a tenured gig to earn tenure at another place, so it is doable if that's a plan) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
All hail Catherine! - laura x from iPhone
*genuflects* - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Congrats! - Megan loves summer
Hurrah! - kaijsa
woop! - ~Courtney F
Hooray + congratulations!!! - Galadriel C. from Android
Congrats! - Rachel Walden
Thank you, everyone! So far I've painted my nails an outrageous color, and emailed the chair of the Rank & Tenure committee about an issue with the procedure for external reviewers that I think could be changed to make the process work better. Nobody parties like a tenured librarian, I tell you what. - Catherine Pellegrino
Ten Things To Do After You Get Tenure: - John Dupuis
Holy crap, John, that is an awesome post! Thank you for linking it. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
There's a faculty member here that loudly proclaims that if you don't do something once a year that would get you fired in (X repressive regime), you don't deserve tenure. Perhaps too high a bar to be taken literally, but I get where she's coming from. And yes, she is pretty damn outspoken. - John Dupuis
I followed her briefly on Twitter but it was too much of a firehose. I'm adding her blog to my reader, though. - Catherine Pellegrino
My new dress is very very bright red-and-orange. Even in this dark photo.
Very pretty too. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Laurax and Toddlerx phoned me tonight. I win everything.
Yes, yes you do. - Galadriel C.
Like, on the phone? Weird. - DJF from Android
Aww. - laura x from iPhone
A few days ago I told Peter we could use the phone to talk to people, like Gung Gung (aka my mom) and Daddy, so every night since we've called one of them, but they are both otherwise occupied tonight. So we called Iris. :D - laura x from iPhone
Sometimes my nephew just wants to hold the phone ("Ah hold-it, T-Airis?" = "Can I hold Aunt Iris?") so having Peter actually say "bye bye Iris" was awesome. :D - lris
laura x
Big thanks to Iris for chatting on the phone with us tonight.
heeeeeee - lris
We have added a checkbox to our reference/appointment stats for if the appointment is about going to library school.
Happy to be a referral on that one. :) - RepoRat
:) - lris
I think I need that on my consults report. - kaijsa
Send 'em to me! - Lily
Do you get many such questions? - aaron
I used to get a lot more of those visits/shadows. I've become a lot less flagwaving for the profession than I used to be. So many of the visits I've had are with local people who are bound by geography. There are only so many library jobs in town.... - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
The last couple of years it seems like I've gotten a couple questions about this each year. - lris
I don't get these questions. I have, however, probably talked a couple of people out of library school though at various points. - Hedgehog
MPOW sent a recent grad to library school a couple-three years ago. She was one of those "suddenly realized that she wanted to be a librarian" types and worked at our actual library for a grand total of one semester. Wonder how she's doing? - Catherine Pellegrino
I think I have spoken in person (not counting emails) to a grand total of 3, mostly final year students., graduate students finishing up their degrees wondering what to do...2 are working as librarians now, 1 is in the same place even. 1 decided to do a phd instead. So I have a "success rate" of 66% - though it's hard to say if they have made the right decision. - aaron
Lately we've had 2-3 do internships with us annually, and they almost all go on to library school. I forget how many librarians we've tracked down who are alumni. - barbara fister
Why does my profession continue to participate in the conversation about what we physically look like (she asks in a small, tired voice)?
I don't pay too much attention, but I wonder if my profession (IT/Web development) still suffers from those types of stereotypes, too. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Hubba hubba @geekandahalf... Cross-Country Job Searching: An Interview with Derrick Jefferson
Hubba hubba @geekandahalf... Cross-Country Job Searching: An Interview with Derrick Jefferson
haha, hey y'all. Can I help you find some resources for your investigative reporting class? - Derrick
So... uh... I just got invited to do a plenary talk. I almost deleted the email because I thought it was just another "here's an interesting upcoming conference we want you to attend" email, because I DON'T GET INVITED TO SPEAK. EVER.
GO IRIS GO! - laura x
sweet! - RepoRat
go awesome iris go! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C.
They apparently got my name from Barbara Fister. :) - lris
that wily devil Barbara Fister - maʀtha
WOOHOOO! - jambina
What took them so long?! - Lily
at which conference/thing? - Marie
Awesome! - Joe
Congrats! - aaron
Overheard on the weather report: "Temperatures are hovering around zero, but the windchill is quite a bit less comfortable."
Stephen Francoeur
Good thing we bought a new sled this week. #snowday
where do kids sled in the city?! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
We go to Riverside Park. Central Park is great, too. There are city parks dotted across all 5 boroughs that have good sledding spots. - Stephen Francoeur
Happy New Year from the east coast! Strange to be first up after being on the west coast and next to last for so long. Hope 2014 is safe, fruitful, and awesome. Be well, my friends.
Happy New Year, Derrick! - bentley
Happy New Year, Derrick! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy New Year! - Rodfather from Android
新年快乐! - Jessie
Happy New Year, handsome. <3 :) - Hookuh Tinypants
HNY, DJ! - The First NoeLB from Android
Happy new year, Derrick! - Stephan
Happy New Year, Boo - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy New Year! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Have a glorious new year! - Katy S
Happy new year sugapie! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy new year, my amigo mofo! - Jason P
Happy New Year, D! - Anne Bouey
<3 to you, D. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
All good things to you, D - Pete
happy new year, boo! - holly #ravingfangirl
Happy new year!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Happy new year! - John (bird whisperer)
Meg VMeg
This is really one of my favorite holidays. May we all get the fresh starts and the new perspectives that we need. Much love.
Happy new year to you, Meg. :) - Jason P
Stephen Francoeur
wow, big finale of fireworks in Central Park. My block just rumbled.
That's a sign for this old fart to go to bed. Night all. May 2014 not suck. - Stephen Francoeur
We had folks banging pots and pans in the street. Happy new year! - Meg VMeg
Petty LaBelle
My breasts are officially cancer free! Merry Christmas to me! 2014 will be my best year ever!
That is a wonderful present <3 - Shevonne
<3 - Trish R
I just alarmed my fellow airplane passengers as I balled my fist and hissed, 'Yesssssssssssss.' - Akiva from iPhone
Woo hoo! Fantastic Christmas present! - Jennifer Dittrich
Glad to here it. That's great news! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Now that the boss has announced it, so can I: As of July 1, 2014, I'll be the newest member of the instruction and reference team at CSU Channel Islands!
Well, congratulations :) - Pete
California! - Derrick
CONGRATS! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Congratulations! - Galadriel C.
had to look up where that is. I take it for granted that it is beautiful there though ;) - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Thanks, all! It's gorgeous :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Congratulations!!! - Hedgehog from Android
Californy, here I come, right back where I started, that's not quite right. Well, congrats all the same. - Stephen Francoeur
Congratulations - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - vicster: hon. canadian
congrats! xxx - Melly Claus #anticaper
Congratulations! - Kevin Johnson
Congrats! - Katy S
Congrats! It's a very nice library -- I used to work quite close. Glad to see they filled that slot too, they've been looking for some excellent people. Looks like they found one :D - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats! - Joe
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Congratulations! (tho very slightly miffed as thought you meant the Channel Islands ie Jersey, Guernsey which would have put you in our neck of the woods so to speak) - Marina's Godmother :-)
So happy for this wonderful news! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - Rachel Walden
YAY I GET WARMAIDEN AND JED ON MY COAST!!!! :D OMG must start planning the shenanigans... - Hookuh Tinypants
Congratulations! - bentley
Congratulations to Warm-aiden from chilly Minnesota. No, really, I'm not jealous. - barbara fister
congratulations! - YvonneM
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congratulations! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Cool. Congratulations! - Spidra Webster
Oh yay! Another CSU-er! I may get to see you at systemwide events! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
Many thanks for all of the good wishes :) I've missed instruction terribly, and while I've had wonderful opportunities to test my hand on the management side, my passion is for working directly with the students and faculty. And huge ups to Jed, who is willing to go on this adventure with me :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Congtats - Petty LaBelle
Congrats!! - Chris Topher
Awesome news! Congrats! - Jen
Congratulations and best wishes for the new job! - kaijsa
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Thank you! I'm doubly excited that in January I'll return to reference & instruction here at UTC until the summer. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Congrats! Lots of great places to visit near Camarillo - and there's an excellent outlet mall there. - Corinne L
Yayyyy! Can't wait! Congrats! (Looks to be about an hour or so from here - maybe a touch more.) - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Very proud of my lady. :) - Jed from iPhone
Wonderful! Congrats! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
"Toward a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies." This is a real thing. In American Quarterly. LOLOLOLOL
FF needs an "oh dear" button, in addition to "Like," "Share," etc. - Catherine Pellegrino
I'm trying to figure out what it means that I have a pretty good guess what that article might be about. - Katy S
About the man holding down our lactation or our Oreos ? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Based on the abstract, Christina, I'd say both. - Catherine Pellegrino
Mooooo - maʀtha
laura x
Night Sweats: An Unexpected Pregnancy, by Laura Crossett | Booklist Online -
"A rock-steady writer in the mode of Anne Lamott, Crossett is cogent and fair, frank and compelling, and readers will hope fervently that she continues to share her story and her insights in future books." - laura x from Bookmarklet
I might be sitting here in utter teary shock in my office. Might. - laura x
Go you! - Soup in a TARDIS
this is so awesome. And so are you. - Catherine Pellegrino
Wooo! - lris
So awesome!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C.
Mary Carmen
That's great! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
yayyyyyyyyyy!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
welcome home, baby girl! - holly #ravingfangirl
Team Lil Nyce Bleep Yeah! - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
YayYayYayYayYayYayYayYayYayYAY!!!!! - vicster: hon. canadian
WOOOO HOOOOO! *does crazy chair dance* - Hookuh Tinypants
(also, big props to Scott for his excellent shirt choice today. <3 ) - Hookuh Tinypants
Hurray! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woo-hooooooo! - bentley
Yay! - Hedgehog from Android
Glad to hear that! - Stephan from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Yay baby! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Good news! So happy for all three of yous! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
YAY!!!!! That's soooooooo awesome!!! <3 - Yvonne Renee
Oh Hooray! - Galadriel C.
Awesome!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA from iPhone
Like like like like like! Hurrah! *happy dance* - Ruth Kneale
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - Steven Perez
That second photo... I can see that one being shown again at college graduation time. - Julian
How many academic librarians does it take to change a light bulb?
CHANGE?! - RepoRat
The light bulb has tenure. It can't be changed. - RepoRat
The light bulb was part of a package deal. We're not allowed to replace it. - RepoRat
Are ARL libraries changing *their* light bulbs? - RepoRat
Can anybody show me a position description for a lightbulb changer? - RepoRat
(I'm pretty sure I can keep going indefinitely...) - RepoRat
please, keep going indefinitely. this is hilarious. - Marie
We just wrote an RFP for an Integrated Lightbulb System, with added Fluorescence Layer and Ballast Resource Management System. When we pick the winning bid, we can change the light bulb. Should only be a couple of years. - RepoRat
Let me ask the consortium and get back to you. - RepoRat
Depends how many attended the What Now For Illumination conference - Pete
We'll have to strike a working group that can do a literature review to identify best practices for lightbulb changing - DJF
Who are the current thought leaders in lightbulb management? Let's invite them to a conference... as long as they're straight white dudes over 50 in upper management, of course. - RepoRat
Someone should search the literature for best practices on lightbulb-changing. Edit: dammit, DJF beat me to it! - Catherine Pellegrino
Only staff (specifically union electricians) are allowed to change lightbulbs here. - Hedgehog
We can't change that lightbulb. There's this one librarian who only knows how to twist the bulb in one direction... - RepoRat
Nobody taught me to change lightbulbs in library school! There should be a whole course on it that everybody should be required to take! - RepoRat
We are in the middle of a search for a new Assistant Director of Electronic Illumination Services, and can't make any decisions on this until the new AD is in place. We will recommend that s/he set up an exploratory committee to help get up to speed on the issue. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Light bulbs giving out free illumination are a threat to candles,the sun,and other established light sources - Pete
University administrators don't care about lightbulbs, so the library's hands are tied. We're in the lightbulb doldrums. (ask me for the reference if you want it) - RepoRat
Provocative statement #14: In five years, the library will not have lightbulbs. Anyone who has ever changed a lightbulb will be fired. - RepoRat
We should change the library not the bulb - Pete
Why should we hire academic librarians? Obviously Ph.Ds are the ones with the lightbulb-changing skills. - RepoRat
Why do we have to change the lightbulb? The existing lightbulb has worked fine since the 1960s! - RepoRat
What are we going to stop doing in order to change the lightbulb? - RepoRat
SLA did a benchmarking survey of C-level management and they don't understand the ROI of lightbulb changing (wrong flavor of librarian - oops!) - Christina Pikas
I'd like to see a table comparing the pros and cons of light bulbs, candles (taper), candles (votive), candles (pillar), Indiana Jones-style torches, flashlights, sparklers, and uncontrolled open flames for illumination before we can make a decision. - Rachel Walden
We better get cracking on a job description for the Lightbulb Changing Coordinator. - jambina
The toilet-paper cartel raised its price 12% this year, so we can't afford to change the lightbulb. - RepoRat
Well, looking at only the ARL schools when we're evaluating lightbulb-changing programs in libraries distorts the picture. SLAC libraries don't need to change their lightbulbs! - RepoRat
Oh, can you revise that table to include tire fires and sterno? I'll need that in the next 30 minutes. - Rachel Walden
(dang, I cannot BELIEVE I missed the Coordinator joke. thanks, Amy!) - RepoRat
RR wins Friday\ - Rachel Walden
We tried to change a lightbulb once x years ago and it didn't work. Why should we try now? - Julie Kane
There will be a daylong in-service on lightbulb changing on the 21st of Octember. All librarians and staff are required to attend. Bring your own lightbulb. - RepoRat
How will we assess the changing of the lightbulb? We need evidence-based illumination management here, people! - RepoRat
Where's an illumination informationist when you need one? - Rachel Walden
I thought we had vendors to do that. Didn't we set up a light bulb approval plan? - RepoRat
We can't change the light bulb; faculty will be upset if their light bulb is changed. - RepoRat
(by @galvan_as on Twitter) We can't change the light bulb unless it stays compatible with the gaslights we already have. - RepoRat
what if we need this light bulb in the future? - ellbeecee
We cannot change this light bulb because it is the last of its type; changing it would contravene our Last Light Bulb Policy. - RepoRat
We cannot change this light bulb because we don't have any offsite storage for the old one. - RepoRat
Nobody uses light anymore. They are all on the internet now. - Steele Lawman
(by @galvan_as on Twitter) This is all your fault. Nobody cared that the light bulb needed replacing until you showed up. - RepoRat
There are no STANDARDS for changing lightbulbs! - Lisa Hinchliffe
We can't change the light bulb. It might turn into such a success that we can't scale up to handle the lightbulb-changing workload. - RepoRat
Plus, shouldn't we decide first if it is lightbulb or light bulb? - Lisa Hinchliffe
Should we really use the fact that the lightbulb was used as evidence it will be used in the future? - Lisa Hinchliffe
What if we install a new one and no one ever uses it again? - Lisa Hinchliffe
Are users satisfied with that light bulb? - Lisa Hinchliffe
Only [other kind of] librarians change light bulbs. - Hedgehog
What is the impact of that light bulb? - Lisa Hinchliffe
You really need to meet with the Light Bulb Liaison Librarian before you change any light bulb anywhere. She'll want to be in the loop. - RepoRat
Are we taking a lightbulb integrated or embedded approach? - Lisa Hinchliffe
Is there consensus that the light bulb needs changing? - Lisa Hinchliffe
Have we done a survey about light bulbs and libraries? - Hedgehog
What kinds of lighting do we need to satisfice users's illumination needs? - maʀtha
are lightbulbs really part of the core mission of the library? - DJF
"What if we need this lightbulb int he future?" TOTALLY WINS - maʀtha
PEOPLE. I believe the proper heaidng is Electric lamp, incandescent - maʀtha
Hey, let's get a 3d printer so we can print our own makerspace light bulbs! - John Dupuis from iPhone
I never could figure out how to change a light bulb in Second Life - maʀtha
Hey, let's a bunch of us start up The Journal of Light Bulb Changing! Who wants to be on the editorial board? It'll look great on your CV! - John Dupuis from iPhone
As an instruction librarian, my job is to empower people with the skills to make their own light, not to just give em the light - maʀtha
Um, I gave all our light bulbs away to students who asked for one at the ref desk. - John Dupuis from iPhone
Did anyone think to retain the rights to use the lightbulb? Or do we only have preservation rights? - maʀtha
We don't have public performance rights, so only one person can chance the bulb at a time, Martha. - Steele Lawman
Sorry the Online Public Access Bulb (OPAB) is proprietary and cannot be changed. However, we do have this glowing shade overlay with a billion features you do not need for the more than reasonable cost of EVERYTHING! - ɥsıuɐʎɹ
It's a bad use of limited resources to ask degreed librarians to change light bulbs. Can't a paraprofessional do that? Or better yet a federally-funded student worker? - Marianne
Ahem. This light bulb is for students and faculty only. Unaffiliated users must take turns using this penlight. - maʀtha
Martha, that's a pretty restrictive policy. We provide full lightbulb access to all walk-in traffic (except for one very expensive one produced by a society) - DJF
(by @galvan_as on Twitter) Have we cross-trained Department of Unrelated Things on light bulb changing? - RepoRat
(by @kromiumman's boss) We're going to wait until we can upgrade to wireless lightbulbs. - RepoRat
Has anyone yet said "one to change the bulb, three to write the article about their bulb-changing pilot program?" - Steele Lawman
You hype-chasing twopointopian blog people. Leave the damn light bulb alone. - RepoRat
We don't have any counter compliant use data for "Light bulb". So, we don't have evidence that people needed the light to begin with. I say we cancel "light bulb" without getting another one. - Joe
I can't find any new CC-By licensed light bulbs to replace the old one. I wouldn't want to break any copyright laws here by touching a copyrighted bulb. - Joe
Bevedog -- I bet the light bulb scientists could get three articles out of that. One for the basic science, one for the comparisons with other similar devices, and one for their new technology. - Joe
Nobody's ever going to read (or write, for that matter) long-form scholarship by the light of a light bulb. - RepoRat
NONE. - Joe
Let me suck up to the light bulb vendor to see if I can get a lock in at only 9% inflation (per year) for a 5 year contract. - Joe
For some reason, the discovery layer is not indexing any of the light bulb content, and no one ever noticed? Just leave it in the dark. - Joe
For the new bulb, would someone please edit the 856 field correctly! - Joe
Why do we never read of light bulb changing failures, only light bulb changing successes? - maʀtha
The light bulb is not broken! - Catherine Pellegrino
Just one if she's up for tenure this year. - Steele Lawman
Changing the lightbulb is just putting lipstick on a pig. - Catherine Pellegrino
The Thomson Reuters JCR IF (Illumination Factor) is above 3.0 in its field. The bulb does not need to be changed. - Joe
Much as I love the thread, John D's suggestion lacks the exactitude of which Great Serial Empires are made. You need a Journal of LED Lightbulb Changing, a Journal of CFL Lightbulb Changing, a Transitional Journal of Changing Lightbulb Changing... just for starters. - Walt Crawford
Has that bulb been double blind peer-reviewed? - Joe
Uh oh, I just checked the license agreement and it has a "no-swapping" policy. We have to keep this bulb until the end of the 3-year contract. - Marie
If it is an aggregated light bulb, I'm worried that we will end up loosing access to the new bulb in the future. We don't OWN the bulb! - Joe
Student asks: When I turn the light switch on, it takes about 3-12 months for the light to arrive. Why is that? - Joe
Stev_n H_rn_d only changes green colored light bulbs. - Joe
Peter Murray-Rust thinks librarians too backward and lazy to change light bulbs. - RepoRat
Librarians just need to accept that nobody uses light bulbs. Students all use their Google phones for illumination anyway. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
After y'all get that bulb changed, please digitize the old one, and I'll add it to the institutional repository. - The First NoeLB from Android
No, the light bulb is broken. It is the user that is not broken. - laura x
Mary Carmen
Mariella Suzanne Nyce born 10:23pm on 11/12/13. 18 3/4 inches, 6 lbs 7 oz.
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Flawless victory! - Johnny from iPhone
Congratulations! And welcome, Mariella! - Stephan from iPhone
Oh yay! Just in time :-) You all ok? - Marina's Godmother :-)
Congratulations to your family, and welcome to the world, Mariella! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
CONGRATULATIONS!!! - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Congratulations :) Hello, Mariella :) - Pete
Congratulations! Perfection! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Woohoo! CONGRATULATIONS!!! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay!!!!! Congrats!!!!! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Congrats! - Me
Congratulations! - Brixie
There she is! Hello baby girl! Congratulations to you both! - Corinne L
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Welcome to the world, little one. :) - Alix May
Beautiful! - Anne Bouey
yay! congrats, you guys! - Brent Schaus
omg she is beautiful...congratulations...welcome to the world little Mariella - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
now we can all take a deep breath........welcome Nyce Family - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Absolutely perfect! - Melly Claus #anticaper
w00t! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Welcome pretty baby! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Congratulations, MC and Scott! *ponders* Is it too early for bourbon? - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
This is truly wonderful! Congratulations, family! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Congrats. So happy for you guys! - Just another Bubba
Happy Birthday, Mariella!!! So happy that you're here and I love that you already got the JAZZ HANDS! down! - vicster: hon. canadian
Congratulations, MC and Scott!!! - vicster: hon. canadian
Beautiful! - Jill from iPhone
Just beautiful!! Much love to everyone! - furrworld
Yay!!! An awesome lil Scorpio gal! She's perfect. :))) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
As the mother of a Susannah, I approve of this name. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Congratulations!! - Hedgehog from Android
Yaaay! Happy birth day, kiddo. - Kirsten
Welcome to the world Mariella! Congratulations and best wishes to you all! - Galadriel C.
Yay! Congratulations! - ~Courtney F
Mariella! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Shevonne
congrats! and Mariella couldn't have two better parents! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations! - Yolanda from Android
Welcome Mariella! Congratulations y'all! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations, you two! Welcome to the world, Mariella! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Birthday Babby Nyce. Congrats to the happy family! - A Gunny named Slickback
She's so flippin' beautiful!! And Scott is beaming! Congrats to you both! - WebGoddess
Also @MoTO - it's never too early for Bourbon. I just got back from Louisville, KY last week and I learned that there. It's the home of bourbon - it must be true! - WebGoddess
Congratulations, Mary and Scott . . . and welcome, Mariella! - Friar Will
She's got dad's hair! - Jason P
awwwww.. ..toooooooooo cute !! - Peter Dawson
She's lovely! Congratulations to all!! - Lily
congratulations! - imabonehead
Way to go! - Brian Johns
Welcome, Mariella, you lucky, lucky girl! She has the most beautiful hands! (I have a thing for watching people's hands) So lovely. And you both look so happy. Huzzah! - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Congrats! - Eric - ill subliminal
Wonderful I hope everyone is happy and healthy. - Steve C Team Marina
perfection! - Lnorigb
Beautiful!! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Wonderful! And you thought you had a big baby in there… small baby!! - Georgia
Congratulations to the new parents! Welcome to FF little one! - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Congratulations on bringing sweet Mariella to the world! - Red Label
Rachel Walden
I've never had to do one of these day-long interviews before - any helpful tips?
Something related to shoes. - Julian
And hydration. - Catherine Pellegrino
comfortable shoes and dress for the weather; there will probably be a tour. mind your manners at lunch. take ALL offered opportunities for biobreaks. ask for water whenever you need to. if this is an academic library, find out the school colors and see if you can wear them as accents. - RepoRat
More seriously: you should get an agenda in advance of the interview -- possibly only a day in advance -- that will help you get a sense of who you'll be meeting with and when. - Catherine Pellegrino
You'll meet with multiple individuals and groups, and you'll answer many of the same basic questions (which often boil down to "who are you and what are you interested in?") over and over again. - Catherine Pellegrino
if you're doing a job talk, thank everybody for being there, and also thank the person(s) who made your travel arrangements. this simple act has made even ME look gracious. - RepoRat
Take a snack or two in your bag in case things run late and/or they forget to feed you. Keep copies of any presentation materials in multiple places (cloud, thumb drive, laptop). Very much seconding walkable shoes and staying hydrated. You will be talking A LOT. Smaller bites than usual at lunch, since people will invariably ask you questions as soon as you put food in your mouth. Also,... more... - Kirsten
Oh, and if I'm traveling far enough to need a suitcase, I usually pack a couple of mix-and-match options for outfits. Partially because weather can change, and partially because my mood can change. It also makes it easier to quickly swap out half an outfit if you have a big spill at a meal and have the opportunity to change. - Kirsten
Assume few people beyond the search committee has had any time to read your cover letter/resume. You don't know when/if it was sent out more broadly. Ditto what RR said about the person who made your travel arrangements. The Head of HR was really impressed that I asked to meet Jessie at the end of the day. If you can get away with it, don't carry your laptop. They're just too heavy.... more... - Hedgehog
Expect exhaustion at the end of the day. Pretend that you're not exhausted, even if you are. We know you're tired, but tired can come across as disinterest. Yes to having questions - not having questions (seriously, even if it's something like "so, does the library get together socially?") lets people talk to you. - ellbeecee
If your bag is big enough, bring a water bottle with you. I once had an interview in a desert location where I was offered water precisely once all day long. - ellbeecee
I have always used the agenda (which I've always gotten at least a week beforehand) to create lists of questions and points I'd like to make with each group. Having something prepared to look at can wake up a brain dulled by all that talking and the nerves. Don't be afraid to remind the committee you need bathroom breaks, water, etc. We are at high elevation are arid, so we push water on candidates and I had to ask for extra restroom breaks when I interviewed. - kaijsa
You are all amazing, thank you for your suggestions so far. I do have a presentation to give (topic has been assigned) and have the agenda already, and have started a draft list of questions to ask, am brushing up my reading in a couple of areas, etc. Will probably need to go shoe shopping, though. :) - Rachel Walden
I usually sneak a couple of Excedrin into a side pocket. For me a headache is just inevitable during an interview. - Marie
Ask for a break if you need it. Don't expect to eat much at meals. Be prepared to talk about a hobby or some interest outside of work. - maʀtha
Smile and try and be engaged with everyone you meet. Tell them that you are happy to be there. Listen carefully and show evidence that you have been listening by referring back to what people said earlier in the day. - Steele Lawman
Smile all day, keep your energy up, fake it if you have to and be prepared to tell the same stories and responses over and over. And don't worry about it because the search committee understands the repetition. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Man, you guys are good. What they said. Also, wear the nicest thing you can stand to wear for 12 hours. - Jenica from iPhone
I'm teaching myself to breathe in job-interview type situations, to try and ease my body's natural tension. Otherwise after about half an hour I realise I'm shaking; don't know how visible it is to others but it's very distracting to me. - Deborah Fitchett
Be curious and ask questions about the place. You're interviewing them, too. (Luckily, asking questions is seen as a good thing.) - barbara fister
re job talks: how tightly you script those is your thing (please only read word-for-word if you know how to write for natural-sounding speech!), but ALWAYS ALWAYS script the beginning and ending, so that you start strong and don't just trail off at the end. - RepoRat
Bring thank you cards with you and fill them out after the interview and drop them off as soon as you can. Ditto on being thankful and taking your time - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
If the job would require you to move, don't be afraid to ask questions about the town, housing market, places of interest, etc. especially during lunch. It's a great way to get people to open up a bit about something other than the job/workplace and shows that you are interested in the location. - Grumpator
Besides the other awesome advice, seconding Martha's in particular: there's a lot of small-talk time, and yet a bunch of the usual topics (anything like personal life, religion, politics, etc.) are a problem in interviews. I go in with a couple of recent books I've read that I'm glad to talk about (and that don't hit any of those topics, I also read plenty that do, so having a list... more... - Jennifer Arnott
^^^ This is good advice, but also: if there's anything that you WANT the search committee to know about you that they CAN'T ask about, bring it up yourself - that's totally legal. So JUST AS A HYPOTHETICAL (ahem), if you're willing to relocate halfway across the country to a hick town with little going for it because your whole family lives nearby, say so! - Catherine Pellegrino
Again, you all are amazing. Thank you so much. - Rachel Walden
The one thing in interviews that has always made them less intimidating for me is to think about them this way: you get to spend the whole day talking about something you love (libraries) and learning how a new organization does things. You're not trying to prove that you're good enough for them, you're trying to figure out if you and these new people want to work together on that thing you love. - Laura Krier
What Catherine said above (especially when it ties specifically to why you want to be There, and not just at Any Library). - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Mary Carmen
38 weeks today: "Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she is over 19 1/2 inches long (about the size of a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb."
My fingers are very swollen today....I'm sure the constant knitting is not helping. - Mary Carmen
I have a leek in my fridge. I will never look at it the same now. - Hookuh Tinypants
lol...yeah veggies don't really look the same to me these days. - Mary Carmen
At one point in my gestation my parents called me Pork Chop. My aunt was scandalised. - Deborah Fitchett
It's almost shameful, the degree to which this bird is flirting with Steve.
It's well past her bedtime, but she's still turning summersaults and, I think, gathering materials to make a nest... - lris
so how does Steve feel about the bird? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Not ready to go nest shopping, I think. - lris
At least one of the animals likes him. - laura x from BuddyFeed
My thoughts exactly. (Though Pippin seems far more tolerant this time.) - lris
I like the bird, I'm just not ready for that level of commitment. - Steele Lawman
Meg VMeg
Just finished giving my fourth of four presentations/workshops in five days. All on very different topics, and three were totally new things for me to talk about. So I am having a drink.
I should join you - just did 4 workshops in 4 days, and although some were repeats, I am exhausted. But for me: coffee - LibrarianOnTheLoose
YOU CAN DO IT. Not me, though, I took the rest of today as vacation time. - Meg VMeg
Mary Carmen
Blue octopus completed. Waiting for Scott to name him. Now onto an actual project for the baby.
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