It occurs to me that "The Princess Bride" could totally take place in Westeros. Maybe there's not enough nudity and whoring, but there's certainly plenty of treachery, scheming, plotting, torturing, and running people through with swords.
Okay, ladies of the LSW: I need a new pair of black flats, professional enough but comfortable and very walkable (think for use at conferences, with skirts, etc.). Any brands/styles you particularly recommend? I hate shoe shopping because I have short wide feet that are hard to fit, will probably order online.
Confessing once again that I am a Truly Incompetent Librarian: I have a list of 6 journals that I need to arrange for TOC alerts for. One has an RSS feed [EDIT: they all have RSS feeds and I am a goober. Carry on.] One is in Ingenta. Is there any way -- ANY way AT ALL -- to get TOC alerts from all 6 journals unified in one place?
The provost of the university is having the big faculty recognition dinner and I need to RSVP. Part of me is curious and wants to go; part of me is intimidated? It's fancy, at the National Press Club, high class invites and while I've worked hard to get here, part of me is like...do I *belong* here? Trying to make sense of it all, I guess.
Well, the good news is that, barring asbestos, we'll likely get to open the stacks sooner than we thought. Don't know whose photos these are, but linked from a friend's FB post. http://s1128.photobucket.com/user...
Help me design the most outrageously expansive list of must-dos for academic libraries ever. "What every academic library MUST DO" that you know is off the rails, but sounds superficially plausible. GO.
Faculty member recently told me he was burned when he tried to open up his research data (survey data) because people attacked his methodologies. Anybody hear this complaint before? Trying to research non-science data stories.
I swear people drive berserk in Pasadena public parking structures. I just watched an SUV back up full speed right into a car behind it waiting for their spot. *crunch* The funny thing is I think the car only got a little scratched up but the SUV's left rear light got totally taken out.
Suggestions for databases to look for non-health outcomes of family planning services/programs in developing countries (educational attainment, workforce participation, etc.). Have tried EconLit, ERIC, Social Services Abstracts...what else could I be checking? Many thanks for ideas!
Have found: good research and online articles about how mainstream media favors white male expert sources and why this needs to change. Looking for: some kind of alternate viewpoint or justification, whether in an academic source or (more likely) online or in a conservative publication. Any help or suggestions?
A pipe burst in our main library penthouse overnight, flooding tech services plus our five floors of stacks. Water flowed down through the telecom runs, soaking each floor through those closets. Even though one faculty office was hit hard, most of the damage to the collection is confined to three boxes of gift books. It's amazing, and credit goes
question: (and I feel like I should know this as a grownup person, but) I have a thing plugged into an outlet that has room for three plugs, a green "ground" light and a red "surge" light. both the green and red lights are illumniated. Is that normal? They should both be lit up? Or is something wrong?
On the heels of the #libtechgender, I got curious and just did a little census of the bloggers and columnists for Library Journal and American Libraries. Library Journal: 13 total, all white, 3 women, 10 men. American Libraries: 5 total, all white, 2 women, 3 men.