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.
Mom fell last night, hurt her leg, and apparently didn't move from the chair where Dad parked her until 15 min ago when my sister found out and called 911. what is with these people not calling for help?
the nonprofit I interviewed with last week needs a yes or no by week's end. I honestly don't know what to do. I've listed the pros and cons and it comes out mostly a wash in terms of potential risks versus rewards. part of me is truly excited by the challenge and sheer insanity of the job. the other part just wants a decent paycheck and benefits.
I know a medlib who is taking a Coursera on data science right now and is enjoying it a lot. She'd like to talk to someone who does data science work, and I know there are some of you here, but my mind is completely blank. Help? Anyone willing to be put in touch w a good egg?
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.
My 12-year-old son seems to be coming across YouTube videos filled with misinformation about feminism. I don't want to raise another aggrieved privileged white boy, so any recommendations for videos, channels, sites that are pro-feminist and boy-friendly?
Policy question: Do any of you have wording in a policy or two about indemnification? Basically, if the staff member follows the policy, they won't be punished for the outcome? If so, could you shoot me that wording either here or at ijastram at gmail?
Anybody have suggestions on tools/software for allowing library users to make reservations and see availability online? Wanting something to use for a special room and also day-long check-out iPads. Thanks!
Somebody needs to ask, "Now that we know you think that it's on to tell jokes with the word 'slut' in them on stage at a national conference, what other kinds of jokes so you think are appropriate in that setting?"
So, I just had a faculty member call the reference desk because he had two students in his office who need library materials but don't want to come to the library because they think our fluorescent lights are carcinogenic?
Nonurgent lazylibrarian request: is there any research on student retention when taking notes by hand vs. typing? By pen/pencil vs. stylus? Just curious, because I find that handwriting notes (which I tend to mark for emphasis, go back over, etc.) helps me retain in a way typing does not.