When a job posting explicitly says to include "salary expectation" in your cover letter, what do you do? Generally, I've heard it's better to turn that question around on the asker, which you can't do here.
Embedded in a EduTech MOOC of sorts as librarian--the instructor is very pro Google & "yay for shiny, happy tech!" So I like to post subversive links about privacy & data mining, along with the edu info. ::twirls mustache::
Thanks to a different post, I went back to the Forbes idiocy and looked at the comments. The author has apparently decided that full-time trolling on other commenters is deep wisdom. It's quite a remarkable display; makes Cato and Hoover people look dead reasonable by comparison.
Is anyone holding off on migrating to the LibGuides v2 because it's "too beta"? (Rather than because e.g. it's a big job that requires extra care.) I was planning on just doing it, and now getting a little worried that so much is not quite there yet...
YOU GUYS. What was the name of the guy who would always post complaints to email lists about, uh, (afraid of summoning...) a public library in a city in Massachusetts? Something reminded me but I can't find it and now it's bothering me.
Thinking of how libraries do library item locations. We have 7 different libraries (Central, Chinese, Science, Medical etc) and each library can have several collections, each on different levels, what's the clearest way to represent it to users?
When you report a bug to your vendor and they say, "Oh, because it doesn't X" and you say "No, it does, this is just a bug," and they say "Oh, but it doesn't Y," and you say "No, I've done Y, but not when bug," and they say "But no can Y" and you say "No, SEE MY PROOF THAT CAN TOO Y, JUST FIX THE BUUUUUG!" Over the course of a *month*.
Note to vendors: when we tell you we are looking to choose a new ILS, don't come and show us only the discovery part. We really are more interested in the nuts and bolts part. Two hours in and we haven't seen cataloging or acquisitions, but we've seen shine social media and app stuff.
Trialing browzine again for the second time, since they are now supporting aggregators like ebsco, proquest and Ovid. Any of you who have this for a while? How are users taking it? I got the impression it's quite well received on the medical side.
Just realised today the way we do ILL here is quite different from most libraries. Yet another insight to why sometimes our faculty staff or researchers who have experienced other systems are confused.
If you work in an academic library, does helping students format their theses (inserting section breaks, for ex) fall under your duties? Our Writing Center can't or won't show students how. We had a librarian that did this, but co-workers don't want to spend time (admittedly sometimes hours) on this, so director asked us not to, period.