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For the complete LSW tagline please refer to the print edition. [tagline approved by committee, see minutes for vote]
I hear CiL acceptances are coming out. Who will be on the program?
I'll be there! Well, down the street at Thaiphoon anyway. (Track D for Dining Out) - Zamms
Oh great, one of our e-resources platforms is being "up-graded". I'm sure that will go well.
but all of the stuff will be migrated over for us! no changes needed! (yeah....sure) - ~Courtney F
Fwd: Regional Head Librarian (UIC Library Health Sci @ Urbana) Ask me ?? about this! (via
Not my dept head position but you'd still get to work kinda sorta with me. let me know if i can answer questions, I am not on the search committee. - Hedgehog
Has anybody heard of a database that automates knowledge mapping to help identify gaps in the research (in any discipline)? This sounds like the holy grail for researchers, and I assume it's still the stuff of fantasy, but I have a researcher insisting he heard from some librarian somewhere that it exists. Blerg.
And don't get me started on everybody and their mother referring researchers outside my subject areas to me. I know I'm an amazing generalist ;) but my job is supporting humanities research and I can't even stay on top of all of that! - kaijsa
I had a student ask me once if there was such a thing. it's a good thing she used chat reference, because it meant she couldn't see me laugh and laugh and laugh... - Catherine Pellegrino
Thank you for validating me, Catherine. - kaijsa
I mean, I think she stated it *slightly* differently, in terms of "is there a database somewhere that keeps track of research questions that haven't been answered yet" but it was basically the same sort of holy-grail thing. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
I know of some researchers who fill much needed gaps. - Joe
There was just a post by Neil smallheiser (?) from the arrowsmith project talking about a newestti d literature based discovery - that's relAted. Also automatic extraction of knowledge claims from articles - maybe Catherine Blake? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
There is a technique literally known as GRAIL that also does like blast searching to do literature based discover. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
It sounds like that stuff is on the researcher him/herself to implement, which fits into my general understanding of this issue. I really appreciate this help! I know for a fact my library doesn't support any of this software and we aren't staffed to implement it, nor do any of our subscription databases include the kind of functionality this researcher wants. It's always good to check... more... - kaijsa
You know what this question reminded me of? The Mind Map feature in Credo Ref. Obviously that has nothing to do with the "questions unasked" format, but if the student was interested in visually drawing links between topics, that might be something to consider. It's probably too broad topic-wise, but it's a start? - Lily
Nah, I've suggested all kinds of mind map types of things, but this person doesn't want to do the work needed to choose a dissertation topic and I'm done, especially as I am not the subject specialist for the area of study. I've punted to the advisor. - kaijsa
Thanks, though! - kaijsa
Blerg indeed! - Lily
I'm playing with the new WorldCat interface, and am about to lose it all over the screen. This is crap. This removes all the tools that WorldCat users have depended upon for decades. AND, it brings back crap results. Am I hitting a programming glitch on our side, or is this is known set of things about the new interface?
A search for keyword "terrorism', set to "most widely held' (default for regular WorldCat) brings back a top hit of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I am agog. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Also, and I know this one is picky, I really loved the ability to eliminate juvenile and fiction from results, especially as WorldCat grew among public libraries. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
supposedly, and this is a big supposedly, those are on their list to add back in because the ILL folks bitched at them loudly for removing these limiters. - Sir Shuping is just sir
I think I figured out which defaults need to be tweaked to make it work like a real search tool, but I can't believe how much of the unique awesome of WorldCat has been taken away. Phrase searching, without the phrase indices (I know no one knew how to use them, but they were brilliant once you figured them out!). And the personal true love of my library life is the subject exploder. Which is now gone. I feel like LCSH has died for me. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Newer version of search tool sucks way more than previous version of search tool! (Yes, I have read this story before.) - laura x
(and if I feel this way, I can't even imagine what my faculty are going to feel like!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
We haven't switched interfaces, but know the old one is dying. At a webinar for the new look, a colleague leaned over to me and said, "this is a crappy OPAC in a Summon suit." I feel like she summed it up nicely. - kaijsa
Favorite books that feature cold, winter, snow, ice. Go!
Ethan Frome - maʀtha
His Dark Materials - maʀtha
Doctor Zhivago - maʀtha
Left Hand of Darkness - maʀtha
The Dark is Rising - maʀtha
Oh, I love The Dark is Rising. Winter by Rick Bass. - laura x
The Ice Storm - maʀtha
Wintering by Kate Moses - laura x
Oh, good one, Rick Bass - maʀtha
The Cross-Country Cat. (I'm currently reading a lot of picture books to the kidlet...) - Jenica
The Snowy Day - maʀtha
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Solzhenitsyn. Edit: aaannnnd martha just won my heart with that last entry :) - MoTO: #TeamMarina
What's the Louise Erdrich book in which everyone is starving during the winter? - maʀtha
It's not Greenlanders (that's Jane Smiley) but I'm nominating it anyway. Also The Shipping News, and a variety of Barbara Hambly novels. - Catherine Pellegrino
To Build a Fire - Jack London - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Crime & Punishment - Dostoyevsky - MoTO: #TeamMarina
good, more Russians - maʀtha
Into The Wild - Krakauer - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Icerigger, Alan Dean Foster. (pulp sci-fi first contact novel featuring ice skating cat people. - DJF from Android
Let the Right One In - maʀtha
DJF, you are a font of knowledge - maʀtha
You've seen my wall of sci-fi - DJF from Android
I love you too, MoTO - maʀtha
The Long Winter - maʀtha
(also the sequel, Mission to Moulokin, which I spelled successfully before confirming it in librarything) - DJF from Android
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. :D - Laurie Boots
holy hell, we (library) doesn't own the Shipping News - maʀtha
How much winter do you need? Gaiman's American Gods features a critical winter plot point - DJF from Android
Little by David Treuer - maʀtha
The winter must be a big deal - maʀtha
I think maybe the Erdrich is Tracks? - maʀtha
Winter Dance by Paulson - maʀtha
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Julie of the Wolves - maʀtha
would you like some Turkish Delight? - maʀtha
Orlando - maʀtha
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - maʀtha
Beowulf? - DJF from Android
The Winter book . Moominland Midwinter. If not now,when? - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
The Giver - maʀtha
Mission Child - McHugh - maʀtha
I was going to suggest that one, but wasn't sure if it had enough winter. - DJF
At the Mountains of Madness, Lovecraft. - DJF
and we don't own any Lovecraft. sigh - maʀtha
The Winter Knights - Pete
oooh, what's that, Pete? - maʀtha
One of the Edge Chronicles :) - Pete
Beowulf, totally - maʀtha
I can't remember... how much winter is there in The Master and Margarita? - DJF
I was wondering the same thing. - maʀtha
Hogfather - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - maʀtha
Outsourcing your display cabinets again? ;-) - DJF
Maybe. Also, entertaining myself :) Also, I love reading books about winter. Given that we are about to have >5 months of winter, it seems appropriate. - maʀtha
(Martha, you may have my Turkish Delight. I'm not a fan.) - Laurie Boots
Gretel Ehrlich's This Cold Heaven, and The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw - Kirsten
M.J. McGrath's WHITE HEAT set in Ellesmere Island, with a jaunt to Greenland. Brrr. - barbara fister
Asa Larsson's Rebecka Martinsson series is set in northern Sweden. - barbara fister
I recently read Nick Bertozzi's Shackleton graphic novel and it's about as epic an ice & snow tale as you could ever imagine. - John Dupuis
Does The Jolly Christmas Postman count? - Marina's Godmother :-)
Seconding "The Long Winter." - bentley
Orlando, Woolf. - DJF from Android
Winter of Magic's Return - laura x
December by Elizabeth Winthrop - laura x
Far North by Marcel Theroux. - Regular Amanda
A Companion to Wolves and A Tempering of Men, Elizabeth Bear/Sarah Monette - RepoRat
East by Pattou - maʀtha
At the Mountains of Madness by Lovecraft - Katy S
If I Ever Get Out Of Here by Eric Gansworth - Katy S
I have a soft spot for Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie. - Katy S
The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison. Title character is ALWAYS cold in his palace, and there's plenty of winter festival type stuff going on. - RepoRat
^That is a good one! - Katy S
Laura x I love winter of magic's return! (but otherwise have nothing of substance to add to this thread :) ) - ellbeecee
The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats - Katy S
The Martian by Andy Weir definitely features cold (Mars isn't exactly steamy). Splendors & Glooms by Amy Schlitz. And, I don't know how I forgot it earlier, but my favorite fairy tale since I was a kid has been The Snow Queen. - Katy S
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (one of my favorite books ever) - Galadriel C.
LBC, I'm so thrilled I know someone else who loves that book! I may reread it soon. - laura x from iPhone
But which version of the Snow Queen, Katy? - maʀtha
I have got to read the Goblin Emperor - maʀtha
I love the Snow Queen by Joan Vinge - maʀtha
Martha - Andersen's fairy tale. I started compulsively reading and rereading it when I was ten. - Katy S from iPhone
I'm reading Goblin Emperor right now, and I really like it. And, I was trying to remember the author of Snow Queen -- Vinge's is the one I was going to recommend. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Pushing Ice. Misery. - Anika from Android
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe [eta: d'oh, repeated because I didn;t read the previous entries first] - Aaron the Librarian
Because, who doesn't like a good booklist - maʀtha
(I think I've had fried cheese curds with martha) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
(really? where were we?) - maʀtha
(oh, LibTech. I hate fried cheese curds) - maʀtha
(also, you are in the wrong thread) :) - maʀtha
(oops sorry! It was winter, but it was gorgeous!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Guess who from the LSW has "Vision"? "The Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce the Vision Speakers for the 2015 NASIG Annual Conference."
I'm guessing it's not me, since I would probably know if I was a Vision Speaker. - John Dupuis
i'm wearing my reading glasses right now. it could be me? - Marie
Are we really guessing? Is there a prize? - maʀtha
Sadly, there is no prize, other than the satisfaction of knowing you were first to come back with the correct answer. - Joe
Oh, hey, RR! Yep, I'm a cheater and Googled. - maʀtha
Martha is the winner and #winning! - Joe
RR must be wearing the glasses! w00t! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I am always wearing the glasses. I can't see without the glasses. - RepoRat
(This is also that awful moment when I know I agreed on a talk theme with the conference organizers but I can't recall offhand what it is. Oh, well, I know it's in my Evernote.) - RepoRat
Rachel Walden
Random poking up of the head: I've been missing from the librarian interwebs for a while due to life stuff and figuring out my next step. Many of you already know, but starting in January I will be the new Associate Dean for Learning Resources in charge of the medical library and biomedical communications at ETSU in Johnson City, TN.
Congrats! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Yay and hi again! Sounds like a great move -- wishing you the best! - RepoRat
hooray hooray hooray! You deserve the change, and you will be awesome. - Jenica
Congratulations! - bentley
congrats! Awesome news! - ellbeecee
awesome sauce - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Thanks all! :) I'm pretty excited. In addition to jobby goodness, I'll be about an hour from where I grew up/where my parents still live, and close to the mountains again. - Rachel Walden
Congrats! - John Dupuis
Tell us about the biomedical communications part. I'm curious. - maʀtha
Congratulations! - Jen
Right now, biomedical communications is a digital design and print shop housed inside the medical library. They design & print large-scale items like research posters (including the fabric ones!). They do other signs, displays, table tents, etc. One project they did was to work with a pediatrician to produce a book for his patients. I think there's actually a lot of potential there re:... more... - Rachel Walden
that sounds SO exciting, Rachel. - Jenica
that is cool! - RepoRat
That's awesome! Congratulations on the new gig and best wishes for it to be a great experience! - kaijsa
Oooh. You kinda have a built in makerspace. - maʀtha
Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL) | Health Sciences Libraries | University of Minnesota -
So, this is a super cool project that I have nothing to do with except trying to boost the signal because they go before the Legislature for funding this spring. - maʀtha from Bookmarklet
The goal is to license a nursing bibliographic database, a set of ejournals, a set of reference books, an evidence-based, point-of-care tool, and a drug database for every person in the state of Minnesota. It would be administered by Minitex, which also administers ELM (Electronic Library of MInnesota). By every person, I mean everyone with an IP address in the state. - maʀtha
I encourage all you Minnesotans lurking out there to attend Minitex's webinar about this on Monday, December 15. - maʀtha
The funding request is part of the University of Minnesota's big request, so it will have lots of competition for $$$ - maʀtha
Stephen Francoeur
Here's an argument for letting students bring drinks into the library: if you don't, then they hide stuff in terrible places. "Vandalism and liquid cause near $20,000 in damages to books"
Of course, this case involves Bailey's Irish Cream, so I'm guessing students would hide that even if they were allowed to bring in coffee, soda, water, etc. - Stephen Francoeur
Mr. The Jason Fleming
Halal (dietary restrictions) seems to fit me best (lunch conference signup) But, I don't need Allah's name pronounced over all my food. FYI
You should be fine with Kosher foods then (it's easier to find food labeled Kosher than it is Halal, though that label is growing in use) -- fwiw, Kosher is considered a subset of Halal, see: - Aaron the Librarian
(Clarifying Aaron's statement: For most Muslim sects, kosher is a subset of halal) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm really curious if both kosher and halal were options, or just halal? (the latter seems unusual?) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Both were options. For some reason I though kosher included pig though - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
pigs ≠ kosher! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Only in Walmart (apparently, given photos of shelf stickers touting ham as ideal for Chanukah) are pigs kosher. - Walt Crawford
Oh right. OK. That probably would have been better then :) - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
LSW's The Librarians comment thread
He's the Doctor! EDIT: really, he's the Eighth Doctor as seen in The Night of the Doctor, right? - bentley
My refrigerator is the opposite of that. - Katy S
He's yelling in the library. I don't think he's supposed to yell in the library. - Katy S
I want that office. - bentley
Just one librarian? Seems they've heard about the job market. - Katy S
wonder if he's full time with benefits? - ellbeecee
He can't find a book? Librarian, heal thyself! - Katy S
he's killing librarians? totally almost what my NaNo plot started with if I'd tried this year. - ellbeecee
I really think he's channeling Paul McGann. - bentley
Does that room qualify as a maker station/space? - Katy S
They referenced my .sig file! "Be safe, don't get killed, save your receipts." - bentley
Talk about rolling compact stacks! - Katy S
There's the catalog you were looking for, Katy S. - bentley
So, for episode 2 we're injecting a bit of slapstick. - bentley
I missed a bit. I might have to catch this again later. - Katy S
They're two separate episodes, each for one hour. - bentley
So, I missed the end of one and the beginning of the other? Perfect. - Katy S
If I'm interpreting this correctly, they're basically making the librarians all men? Or will she still stick around? (Like I said, I missed a bit.) - Katy S
She's in the advertising graphics, so I assume she's staying. - bentley
Got it! - Katy S
#othersideoftheworld a) Is this a new series or something? b) Is it worth going to effort to acquire by means that shall not be specified? - Deborah Fitchett
a) Yes. b) as yet to be determined. - Katy S
They just started showing the two-parter again. - bentley
Thanks, I missed it earlier, but I'm recording now. - Greg GuitarBuster
Both parts will air again Friday at 8pm (EST) on the CW. #nocable - Laurie Boots from Android
Yay! - bentley
I kept thinking I had seen Cassandra (one of the new Librarians) in something and she kept reminding me of Amy Acker but I knew that wasn't it. And now I do know where I've seen her before -- she was Claudia, in Relic Hunter -- but she doesn't remind me of Claudia at all. Weird. - bentley
Caught the first episode last night on DSTV (South Africa's cable network) .... fun. There is a FB page called The Librarians - apparently the first episode is free for download on itunes (guess in the US store only) - Ingrid Thomson
Not to be confused with the Australian series "The Librarians" - Ingrid Thomson
They weren't on iTunes when I looked yesterday but they're there now. First ep free, second ep $2.99. - bentley
Much better than the movies. But then, there's less Noah Wylie and more Rebecca Romijn. - DJF from Android
But it does feel like, "OK, Warehouse 13 had been cancelled, so let's revive this thing and capitalize on the existing market." - DJF from Android
I describe Warehouse 13 as Friday the Thirteenth The Series but without the curses. (I love both shows.) - bentley
Deborah, according to the podcast entry for an interview with one of the series' writers, they're going to be debuting worldwide via streaming this week: - Katie
well, it says the show is debuting worldwide "within days", but it doesn't say anything about streaming. In the states, you have to be a cable subscriber to log in to the TNT streaming site, and the Canadian station showing it, Space, isn't making it available for streaming. Not yet, at least. - DJF
@bently - that bugged the boyfriend too - so we looked it up and she was also the girlfriend on Kick Ass 2 - which is where he remembered her from. - WebGoddess
@Deborah: Tried to DM you some info that shall not be specified. :-) - bentley
Also, the Asian guy with the Australian accent needs to actually talk more. - DJF from Android
So is John Laroquette a real part of this series or just trivial window-dressing? (Trying to decide whether to watch it Friday on The CW.) - Walt Crawford
John Laroquette will be playing the role of Giles from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
He doesn't appear at all until the second hour of the pilot - DJF from Android
p.s. the episodes on itunes (not sure about amazon) will all be extended versions with additional footage. - holly #ravingfangirl
Finally getting to watch! - Laurie Boots from Android
So: we watched both hours on The CW. Enjoyed it quite a bit. But it's not clear when/whether the rest of the series will air on The CW...and no, we're not going to double our cable bill so we get TNT. At worst, I suppose, we wait for DVDs to come out. (Streaming's not an option: our "broad"band isn't broad enough.) - Walt Crawford
And speaking of Buffy...or, rather, took us about a minute to place the art-historian new librarian as an evil lawyer at Wolfram & Hart. So this time he's trying to fight *against* evil magic. Nice change of pace. - Walt Crawford
Stephen Francoeur
SAGE email asked me to take a survey about them, so I let them have it in the comment sections regarding GSU lawsuit and open access FUD. Such fun for such an otherwise crummy day.
I suspect my name is going to get removed from the iPad Air drawing, though. - Stephen Francoeur
Steele Lawman
First, why would anyone want to give away Brenda Morton's "Needlework Puppets?" - Steele Lawman
Second, there is a garment on the floor that I think might be a bra. Oh, wait! While I was typing that, someone must have picked it up! But I have photographic evidence of its existence. - Steele Lawman
Dammit. I wanted to see video of you turning a cartwheel in front of said garment. - Catherine Pellegrino
I think my cartwheeling days were five years and 50 pounds ago. - Steele Lawman
well, Sundaybrarian fistbump anyway. - Catherine Pellegrino
Better than a condom (in my experience). - Meg VMeg
"No, the 'Find Full Text' button doesn't actually always find full text. It's more aspirational." - Steele Lawman
"I'm feeling lucky" - Meg VMeg
cross your fingers when you click on the "the find @ UNC" button. it works ~90% of the time. (or 80% or 95%, depending on my mood) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Steve, I'm totally stealing that line - maʀtha
Apparently bras-in-the-library is a thing? - RepoRat
The VHS issue is rearing its ugly head again. Unbeknownst to me, we didn't finish deaccessioning all the tapes and because I didn't install a VHS player in the new media screening room (was told we weren't supporting the format), a handful of people are irate. Do not want.
ah geez, so what now, deaccession all or buy a player? - Marie
deaccessioning may not solve the problem if people are bringing their own tapes. - RepoRat
Will some staff member (or other) donate/lend the VCR they have sitting in their garage? (Or you can buy a used VCR/DVD combo for $50-$100 or so, or a new one for $100 or less, e.g. - Walt Crawford
We can afford VCRs. The problem is that campus is moving away from VHS altogether, but two or three people are kicking up a fuss. People can bring in whatever they want, but that doesn't mean we have to support it (laser disc, anyone--actually, one prof brings in a LD player and discs on his own). - kaijsa
I guess as long as there are VHS resources that either aren't available on DVD/Blu-ray or that haven't been acquired on disc, the question is whether "moving away" justifies denying access? (I know my answer...) - Walt Crawford
^ this is why we still have VHS in our collection. Miserably-formatted access is better than none, in our media manager's opinion. - Marie
^ this is why my consorita is working on a last copy agreement for VHS. - Holly's favorite Anna
A few years ago, we went through our collection and identified all the VHS and ¾" tape. We determined what was still needed and found suitable replacements, or digitized the original if it was no longer available (this is allowed for educational and cultural institutions under Canadian copyright law), and then removed all the tape from the collection. - DJF from Android
There is demand for a tiny handful of stuff not available on DVD/streaming. I recommended looking into digitizing if we can do it semi-legally. - kaijsa
Anna, I'm interested in hearing what you all decide. The last copy agreements I know of specifically exclude VHS format. - kaijsa
If the VHS items are not reasonably available in commercial form, you may be covered for digitization by Section 108 of copyright law. Here's Mary Minow's commentary (IANAL, but she is): - Walt Crawford
Yeah, we can either digitize but have to keep that in-library, or more likely, deaccession and give the VHS tapes to the people who want to use them so they can show them in classrooms. We don't have large enough classrooms to make an LUO digital film workable for the affected classes. Distance learners are screwed either way. - kaijsa
^Giving the tapes to profs is still a band-aid. They will eventually break and campus will not replace VCRs as they go kaput. - kaijsa
Walt Crawford
Interesting post at Skitch today--not only the story (which is reasonably balanced) but David Wojick's first comment (a reply to someone else's) and Harvey Kane's comment, both of which clarify that these two are blindly opposed to any and all OA, and so can be ignored in the future:...
(The key wording in Wojick's comment--his questioning that the RCUK OA scheme has any benefits *at all*) - Walt Crawford
Sir Shuping is just sir
Heavenly Nostrils Comic Strip, December 07, 2014 on -
Heavenly Nostrils Comic Strip, December 07, 2014 on
Kathryn is a free elf
Bibliometric study finds 40% of articles about OA by lib & info professionals 2003-11 were published in non-OA journals!! . We are not eating our own dogfood :(
(When I wrote my thesis about Open Source Software I did not include an Australian article about libraries and OSS in lit review because it was published in closed-access (and was not 100% key so could probably be left out legitimately). Turned out the author was one of my markers ... Oooops.... ) - Kathryn is a free elf
aaaaaaaand this surprises who exactly? - RepoRat
I would have said that, given the period covered, 60% in OA journals is actually very good. For 2011-2014, it might not be so great. (For example, ALA divisional journals that have converted to gold OA have done so mostly within the past few years...) - Walt Crawford
laura x
Saturdaybrarian reporting for duty.
So far the group that always cancels their meetings has, unsurprisingly, cancelled their meeting for today. - laura x
I've learned that you can sign up to get Flag Status Notifications from our governor. Current status: Half-mast in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Weekend. - laura x
Tonight I am happy because a young community patron in her early 20s needed to print some forms for a job that starts tomorrow, and we are the only place around here where someone can print something that is still open at this hour on a Friday. #notinthemissionstatement #stillpartofmymission
♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Anyone in the LSW know any one at Chicago Public or is at Chicago public? I need to talk to them about their Maker Lab.
are you on the makerspaces listserv? I think they might be on there. - Christina Pikas
Betsy is, right - maʀtha
What's the question? I won't be back in till Monday, though. - bentley
Actually, I can give you the name of one of the reference librarians who also works there. - bentley
Whoops. Not friends, so can't DM you. - bentley
I know Rob Dumas (@stray on Twitter), he works in the Maker Lab. Also Michelle Frisque -- let me know if I can introduce - Hedgehog
Didn't know there was a makerspsces listserv and yes intros please. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫ from Android
Crocheted Viking Helmet for Cats -
Crocheted Viking Helmet for Cats
You're welcome - maʀtha from Bookmarklet
Immediately after this picture was taken there was a horrible splattering of viscera as the cat let the photographer know exactly what s/he was thikning at the time of the picture - Aaron the Librarian
barbara fister
Emergency RA question for those who read YA: books similar to Doctorow's Little Brother. Go!
mt anderson, Feed. Paolo Bacigalupi has a new one i thing. - John Dupuis
ooh, Feed creeped me out. - barbara fister
How about YA books not necessarily futuristic/dystopian but involving tech and civil liberties? - barbara fister
Rob Sawyer isn't explicitily YA, but his books generally are very appropriate and accessible for the YA audience. - John Dupuis
Depending on the child, snow crash by stephenson - Hedgehog
Someone asked that and posted answers: (I didn't finish Little Brother, so I don't know if my opinion counts, but I was going to suggest Ready Player One) - bentley
Would something like City of Ember fit this? I didn't read it, only saw the movie. - Joe
Civil liberties - among the hidden. Younger than what others have suggested. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner might work. - Katy S from iPhone
More tangentially, The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman. Definitely try Unwind by Shusterman and The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Ruth's Divergent series. I don't particularly like it, but a lot of kids do. The Giver by Lowry could fit, too. - Katy S from iPhone
I thought of Snow Crash, too. It depends on what about Little Brother the reader particularly likes. - maʀtha
Ooh. I almost forgot Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones and Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. - Katy S from iPhone
Well, and they might like some straight up cyberpunk - maʀtha
Thanks, all - will check these out, pass along. - barbara fister
there are a bunch of gigs open at McGill right now - i know a lot about most of 'em, so if you have any questions, let me know. you do not need to speak french for any except the copyright position.
Galadriel C.
In an ideal world, who would you like to be your library's Association University Librarian of Collections?
Secret Agent Fister. John Dupuis. Somebody like that. - RepoRat
the gals that run Awful Library Books - Sir Shuping is just sir
Jenica Rodgers. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Stephen Francour - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
ANNA ANNA ANNA - jambina from iPhone
You. Marie. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Thanks for the shoutout. Good company on this list! - barbara fister
Stephen Francoeur
One of the things I love the most about having an extensive network of friends on the computer is that from time to time I finally get to meet people in person after years of lively online interaction. Last night, I met up with up with John Dupuis. So what do two OA advocates do to cap off the night? Why, take selfies in front of Elsevier's NA...
NA? - Joe
Joe: I'm guessing what got cut off was Elsevier's North America offices. - bentley
Ah. - Joe
Thanks. I usually think not affiliated or not applicable, but these two didn't seem applicable in his instance. - Joe
Dang mobile browsers. Yes, meant to say NA (North American) offices. Until about three years ago, Library Journal had its offices in the same building. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Holly's favorite Anna
Voyager did something right? That seems like a first. - RepoRat
18 years since day one, iirc? - Aaron the Librarian
My version of patron-driven acquisitions continues to consist of saying to patrons (esp but not always faculty / staff patrons), "Yes! We would totally love to buy that book for the library! If you would like I will write an email to your liaison and the acquisitions person right now! I don't mind AT ALL." #slaclife #handsellingisahardhabittoshake
(we have, you know, a form. and also they could just email the people. which I also make sure they know. but when someone expresses "want book," my reflex is BUY BOOK NOW RIGHT NOW YAYAYAYAYAY.) - Marianne
(it's pretty awesome when we get visiting faculty who just finished or are finishing a ph.d. at some R1. "I can... order stuff?? ALL THIS STUFF??? Even though I'm just a visitor??" And it is pretty awesome to be able to point out that they are enriching our collection and we're actively grateful to them.) - Marianne
I would love to see some LSW faces at this summer's Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. Consider submitting a proposal so you can hang out with me for two weeks and learn how to construct a research project?
I am, and I'm crossing my fingers I get accepted! - kaijsa
i suppose the research project would need to be something more than "learn what it's like to hang out with Marie for two weeks" huh? - holly #ravingfangirl
Observation is a legit research technique... - Marie
Holly, you stole my topic! Also, passed this onto my awesome colleagues who would rock it. - Holly's favorite Anna
I'm applying!! I just have to find five spare minutes :) - Hedgehog
Spend more than five minutes on your proposal! Applications close on Feb. 1, 2015. - Marie
Just sent e-mail to colleagues about this awesome event! - Galadriel C.
^ thanks for spreading the word, Galadriel. - Marie
You're most welcome! - Galadriel C. from Android
Hah. I know which show is 28. "29 Moments Any Librarian Knows Too Well."
WARNING: Buzzfeed clickbait. - Joe
Buzzfeed Clickbait was the original name of Buzz Lightyear. Little-known fact. - Steele Lawman
Unfortunately, I will probably never again have the problem is #16. My current library has a 3-holds limit (not counting items in transit or ready to pickup). Three items! Yes, really. - bentley
I think that's still fallout from the great holds back up from a few years. - Hedgehog
Ah. I didn't know about that. Thanks. - bentley
#24 clearly isn't a *real* librarian. A *real* librarian wouldn't just label all the boxes "Books": they'd include the author range (or LC number or whatever) that they shelve the books by. - Deborah Fitchett
When I moved, all my boxes of books just said books. Between this, not wearing Danskos, and not liking cats, my librarian realness is always called into question. ;) - kaijsa
I also just shelve my books largely at random, with a few "clumps" of favorite authors, etc. - Steele Lawman
(I also don't wear Danskos. I own a cat, but I don't like him terribly much, so I'll give myself half credit on that.) - Steele Lawman
I have alas yet to see any Danskos in New Zealand. They have some gorgeous ones on their website, but buying shoes untested seems like a terrible idea, plus the site doesn't give the general impression of wanting me to buy off them anyway. - Deborah Fitchett
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