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Jaclyn aka spamgirl
That moment when your chair mistakes you for the other Asian tech services librarian. *sigh*
do. not. like. - Rachel Walden
good grief. - Marie
She came by just now to clarify. She was confused, but she also did need to meet with me. I'm putting it down to her being discombobulated with the earthquake craziness. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
earthquake craziness? (also, good on you for going gentle) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yeah, the whole south side of the building (which houses admin, IT, special collections, ILL, access and tech services, in addition to the book collection) is closed. All is craziness. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Sir Shuping is just sir
anyone here have access to the proquest historic black newspaper collection or the readex one? I've got a history student doing research on Tiger Flowers ( and we're thinking that there might be some good resources on Flowers from that perspective
We don't. Could you try the Google Newspaper archive search? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
we do. see for what we have. lemme know if I can help! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
We also have it, but Stephanie beat me to it. - Joe - Systems Analyst
We have both. - kaijsa
Jacyln I'm going to help him look there tomorrow, but these papers tend to be...hidden. Stephanie, Joe, and Kaijsa thanks! I'll let one of y'all know what I need :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
laura x
Dinner tonight?
I'm having popcorn. - Katy S
Saffron skillet risotto with chicken, leeks, and carrots. Not quite as good as I hoped, but not at all bad. A decent white table wine. Dark chocolate with mint for dessert if I decide I want it. - laura x from iPhone
Halibut en Cocotte with Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes - holly #ravingfangirl
Shrimp laksa with a side of steamed spinach. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Enchiladas and homemade tortilla chips. Brownies for dessert. - RepoRat
Clearly, my dinner was lacking. - Katy S
Boeuf bourguignon (OK, leftover stew, but it's really good rump-roast stew), asparagus, yolkless egg noodles. My wife will probably have Concannon Crimson & Clover (a red blend she really likes); I'll have Husch Chardonnay. - Walt Crawford
Pot stickers, broccoli and oyster mushrooms. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A meatball pita from here since I went out grocery shopping: - Katie
Chicken salad salad. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
tater tot casserole. - Big Joe Silence
trail mix - Elena
Green salad with grilled chicken. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Leftover Thai. - Jason P
We have not gone out to eat in months. Five Guys vegetable sandwich, it was delicious. - Janet from FFHound!
Shrimp scampi spaghetti, salad. - Marie
Grilled Tj's bulgogi & asparagus, steamed broccoli, mac & cheese for the kids. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
This is going to sound so stereotypical but we had roast beef and yorkshire puddings with roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli and cabbage, followed by hot-cross-bun-bread-and-butter pudding ;-) - Heleninstitches
@Katie - Which Cava did you go to? I went to the one in Rockville a few years ago and loved it. - Corinne L
Grilled cheese, probably. - Melly
It'a 5:15am. Why would I think about dinner?!? - Uli
Kids had grilled cheese, Josh had leftover bolognese sauce on toast, I had a bagel with bacon. - Melly
Corinne, I go to the one in Columbia Heights. It's the one I started going to periodically with my friend who I knit with, and now that I've moved into walking distance, I'm going a lot more often :D - Katie
Katy, my brain just omitted "opc". *headdesk* - Uli
I made risotto, roasted root vegetables, and teriyaki chicken strips. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I did another pork roast, this time braised in 1/3 cup chicken stock, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (I used Red Apple Balsamic) and 1 tablespoon each of honey and worchestershire sauce. Served it over egg noodles with green beans on the side. It was pretty yummy. Today's lunch is leftover Chicken Tikka Masala that I made Saturday night and that turned out pretty well, though not *quite* as good as our local Indian place makes it... - WebGoddess
i had wine and cheese and grapes and strawberries. then i came home and had cookies. and toast. - Marianne
Spaghettios at 10:30. - Jenica from iPhone
Attempt to make a smoothie this morning--"because it will be quick and easy" -- was an almost complete failure. Do you smoothie? How do you make it quick and easy?
I don't do this anymore in the morning, but prepping the night before was essential for me. Have everything peeled, chopped and ready to just throw into the blender first thing. Just do a quick rinse of the blender after you're done, and either throw it in the dishwasher to wash while your'e gone, or the sink to deal with all the way when you get home. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, you use fresh stuff, not frozen? And use a countertop blender? (I used frozen, and an immersion stick. This was not a good combination...) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Miss en place. Everything ready - not less time but done in advance. Put hot water and soap an give it a spin and only use dw every few days - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I used a mix of fresh and frozen, but always put the frozen stuff in the refrigerator the night before unless I wanted the smoothie to be icy cold. - Jennifer Dittrich
My go to immersion blender smoothie: one banana, a scoop of yogurt, a cup of almond/coconut milk, a scoop of protein powder, and a cup of frozen berries or frozen fruit. Note: not giant frozen strawberries. They don't blend with a stab blender. If the banana is frozen, then the fruit needs to be fresh. Immersion doesn't do all-frozen well. The blender does, tho! - Jenica from iPhone
Awesome! Thank you all! I think this *should* be easy, but this morning was a disaster. I will use less frozen fruit :) And try some healthier add-ins (flax? protein powder? spinach?) for tomorrow's experiment! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
What sort of blender do you have? Some of them handle frozen a lot better than others; I learned the hard way that a plastic base was no good for consistent smoothie blending over time. The blender just didn't last. - Jennifer Dittrich
I was using an immersion blender, I think Braun? And I was using the specified "smoothie cup" that came with it too! I think at this point I've learned I shouldn't use entirely frozen stuff (blueberries, mango, and banana, all frozen, is too much for the blender!). - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yeah, we usually throw our frozen fruit in the microwave for 30 seconds. Just thawed enough to blend with immersion. OTOH, I think I might try Jennifer's trick of setting up the night before. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Belated but: I break bananas in 1/2 and freeze them the night before. The morning of I use 1/2 banana, coconut water, fruit (blueberries or strawberries), some hemp seeds or cacao nibs, coconut oil or almond butter (optional), and a scoop of a supplement I'm addicted to called Rockin' Wellness. I have a high-speed blender (Vitamix)--for a regular blender you might just want to do banana chunks. - YvonneM
I bought a Magic Bullet, and that has actually been really helpful. Well, that and thawing most of the frozen veggies :) and adding a little liquid. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Tell me about Rocking Wellness? I haven't yet bought protein powder. It's so expensive, and I would to try before I buy.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
That's...colorful. - Anika
My sis-in-law apparently lives down the street from there. I bet she's trying to get her husband to buy it ;). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I'm in love with the breakfast nook. - Melly from FFHound!
Made wontons from scratch for soup tonight, nbd.
Freezing a bunch = fantastic way to have wonton soup for months. I made a huge batch before each kid was born and it was soooo useful. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
^^^ - Marie
*searches for favorite won ton spoon* - MoTO Moca Blend
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
You guys, a mtg with the deans about OA went better than I could have dreamed. Library looks fwd-thinking. Fingers crossed it continues. #oa
*kermitflail* yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! - RepoRat
I'm not saying everyone was on board, but I expected waaaaay more negativity. Even the main opponent thanked us for showing him new things. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Rawk! - Marie
Is anyone else having issues with Naxos not playing either certain tracks or entire albums? We're getting the former in Firefox and the latter in Chrome, but the sample size is very small.
Oh, I hadn't heard of Naxos, investigating. - Greg GuitarBuster
It's a subscription database, Greg. Your local public library might have it. - Kirsten
Because I don't want to tackle my to-do list, I tried to replicate this and couldn't. Sorry! - kaijsa
No reports here and a quick tour of several tracks confirms that we're ok in Chrome. Specific track titles? - Kathy
Commenting to see if you add specific titles/albums, so I can check. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
The other person who was having the problem (in Chrome) was having it with everything she was trying to play. I'll see if I can replicate--I know which album it was but not which track, so will have to play from beginning. - Kirsten
Discovered 100 Best Film Classics, worth any amount of delay you need. - Kathy
Yeah, there's tons of good stuff in there! It was Alto Saxophone Recital: Lunte, Frank where I ran into an issue this morning, but now they're playing fine when I just hit next. So now I'm thinking it was a ghost in the machine. - Kirsten
The joys of eresources! - Kathy
Preach, sister. - Kirsten
Christina Pikas
anyone else having trouble with cambridge journals this morning?
I just got into one of our perpetual access PDFs. We dropped our current subs though, so I couldn't tell you about recent issues. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
it might just be me. my coworker was able to get to the pdf. even though i tried is it down for everyone and it was... sigh. - Christina Pikas
I just have problems with CUP in general but I don't think that's what you mean :-) - Cameron Neylon
My office phone isn't working. Glorious day! #emailme
UPDATE: They're going to have to order me a new one, which may take days. *squee* - Marie
I don't even have an office phone anymore. It's so glorious. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
We're in temporary digs while they fix the building. NO ONE HAS PHONES. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Every time the phone/intercom rings in our classroom, all 3 of us say, "We don't want to talk to you." Then, whomever is closest to it has to answer. Sucks to be them. - Lisa L. Seifert
Rachel Walden
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.
Thanks, I'd never heard of either of those! - Rachel Walden
are Danskos flat enough? I find their clogs & summer sandals incredibly comfy & walkable. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
The Cole Haan flats with Nike Air soles are spendy, but amazing. My coworker & I both have the one with a slight heel; she's had hers for years & they still look great. A friend has the ballet flats, & she was the one who recommended them to me. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
If you don't mind old-ladyish shoes, maybe look at Propet. Zappos carries them. - RepoRat
Ooh, will look at all those too! Thanks! - Rachel Walden
I don't know how professional you'll think these look (I categorize 99% of ballet flats as casual), but Tieks are very comfortable. Expensive, but worth it in my opinion. In general, flats are UNcomfortable to me. - kaijsa
I am a HUGE fan of Cole Haan with the Nike Air soles. FYI, you can often find them at Nordstrom Rack for about 30% off. They last a long time. - Lisa Hinchliffe
I live in Aerosoles ballet flats during the summer. They tend to have wide sizes and wear like iron. - Hedgehog
If you don't mind butch shoes, I find my short wide hard to fit feet fit a lot better into men's sizes than womens. these are my go-to shoes right now: - Marianne
Marianne, those remind me of the Rockport men's shoes I've worn for years. I don't know what the model. I just take them to the store every couple of years and ask them for a new pair just like it. :-) - Betsy
In addition to some that have been named (I love my Jambu shoes), Clarks and Born. - Katy S from iPhone
Amy Mather converted me to the FitFlop flip flop a few years back. I always have a difficult time with my feet at conference (now diagnosed and being treated, yay!) and those shoes save my life. And I truly abhor flip flops. They are, as a whole, more blingy than I would like, but that makes them more professional, right? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
As someone who's had problems with plantar fasciitis in the past, I like the orthaheel (and this made me go check where I found some new ones on sale. Yay! - ellbeecee
you've reminded me that I need to try on all my work shoes now that I'm postpartum. I dread this. - Jenica
i bought these at TJ Maxx 3 weeks ago and i lurve them. superlight and comfy. do not, however, suddenly become a n00b and try and break them in during the conference. because that is just dumb, buckland. (i have wide feet too) - jambina
*scribbles notes* Thank you! Many in here I've never heard of. - Rachel Walden
I bought these in summer 2012, and they are amazing. Wide feet, and one of them was swollen for most of 2012 due to injury -- these were the only shoes I could reliably and comfortably wear. They've also held up well. - Jenica
As someone with wide feet as well, I'm in love with the Bendables line from Clarks. - Katie
Keen - maʀtha
Wide feet here too and the brands I have the best luck with are Keen, Naot, Alegria and no Vionic (though my shoe-shopping is complicated by the need to also need orthotics) - kristin buxton
I really want to try Alegria shoes. And Jambu looks really cool. - maʀtha
DO NOT BUY PATENT Alegria shoes. I love them to death, but they squeak horribly! Two pair like that. I have a non-patent pair that are wonderful and squeak-free. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
*goes to look at Cole Haan with the Nike Air soles * - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
(I'm going to have to blame you all for the really cute shoes winging their way to me right now! It's as much you as the fact that I'm in an air cast and can only wear sneakers!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Anyone else having problems downloading PDFs from ScienceDirect, or are we just lucky?
Someone else on Twitter said they were seeing this too. Just what I needed right before vacation. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
No problems here. I hope it was a glitch. - kaijsa
Seems to be fixed. Phew. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
RT @irdlonline: Announcing the 2014 IRDL Scholars:
RT @irdlonline: Announcing the 2014 IRDL Scholars:
So very awesome! - Galadriel C. from Android
the diversity of this group makes me smile a a whole lot of smiles. - jambina
I totally noticed that, jambina! Good job, Marie & crew. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
and is the cat going too? - RepoRat
I don't think Frans registered as a +1 so I think the cat may stay home. I do hope he brings his uke, though. - Marie
So much awesome and wow!! - Jen
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Borked computer = what should I do with myself? Turns out electronic resources librarians need electronic access to do things :/.
Imagine that! :-) Hope it gets fixed soon. - Kirsten
IT still hasn't arrived. Maybe I can send them the work I'm supposed to be doing instead? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Only if you want it to come back a complete mess. - Kirsten
Or start taking it apart. They might respond faster next time. :) - Kevin Johnson from Android
It's back! Also, how crazy is it that IT offer network space/backups? Also also, back up your data! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Stephen Francoeur
If you have access to Web of Science, can you check to see if the "View Citation Map" feature works? I can't get maps to load on PCs here.
This is a video of the problem I'm running into. I suspect that it is security setting on my PC that needs to be adjusted (or a network setting here on campus) - Stephen Francoeur
doesn't look like it. I tried in Safari & Chrome on the Mac & gave up after ~5 minutes. I'm sure it's a java issue on my end (I've disabled it on both browsers). if I were a student, I'd have given up after ~30 seconds. helpful?! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I got it to work on mine, but i also got the message about java. I'm pretty sure that it's a network setting for us, because of some issues with the last java update because it also caused us to adjust settings on sierra (if i'm remembering correctly)...let me dig a bit more, i may be able to find something - Sir Shuping is just sir
In Chrome & Firefox get a message that my security settings have blocked an unknown app from loading. (Star Tree Applet) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
ah found the note from my sys librarian, it appears that you'll have to make an exception in java for the citation map by adding this url: as an exception - Sir Shuping is just sir
I got it to work in Chrome on Win7, but with the error message that my java was blocked is out of date and did I want to run it this time. - ellbeecee
Andrew, thanks! I'll give it a go later. - Stephen Francoeur
Andrew: your suggestion worked like a charm! Downside: I don't think I'll be able to convince campus IT to somehow make this change globally across campus (probably not even possible). - Stephen Francoeur
Here's a screenshot of the Java Control Panel showing where you add the exception that Andrew mentioned: - Stephen Francoeur
JAson FLeming
I helped demonstrate the Technology Enhanced Classroom here yesterday to a group of student programmers (graduate) after which I stayed to hear them tell each other what fascinating project they were working on. I was struck by the fact that they were all programming in something called "R"
Pirate programming language. - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
R is great. - Meg VMeg
I assumed you would be the one in this group who would know what I was talking about - JAson FLeming from Android
I keep seeing "R is being replaced by Python" articles and I think about how I haven't even learned R yet. There's a training on it that I might take. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Well R was replacing SPSS and people still use that. There's room for all. Most of my students use Python or R. - kendrak from Android
Big Joe Silence
Stephen Francoeur
Sylvia Plath is mine. - laura x from iPhone
dada - Meg VMeg
Avian flu - maʀtha
in my fat black data flu heart - Micah
Beer - Marie from iPhone
Beer. - Kirsten
I don't understand this. - Uli
lidar - Christina Pikas
Uli, the site is meant to show you a variety of search interfaces for library catalogues and discovery tools. Think of it as a pattern book of sorts. To make the patterns work and really see what they can do, you need to enter a query of some sort. Many librarians have favorite queries they use again and again when they are kicking the tires of a search interface. For me, I tend to use turtles. - Stephen Francoeur
Raelians - copystar
Cheese. Okay, okay, beer. - RepoRat
usability. (for books, it's Don't Make Me Think, tho' without the capitals) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
in my advanced ref. class @ Simmons, I made the students come up with a word they'd use to search. We spent much o' the semester searching new databases, and I wanted to make it easier for them. I hope they still remember / use their word. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Thank you, Stephen. Now it's less Chinese to me. - Uli
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Judging by how shaky I am, that was *not* a decaf. #wheeeee
Also how meta is it that I know someone who researched how many vowels are repeated in twitter to measure level of excitement? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Stephen Francoeur
Search for HBR article in Summon, use SFX to get it in Bus. Source Complete, get error: "full text cannot be viewed from a persistent link."
Yup. Harvard sez "nope" to making their stuff Actually useful - ~Courtney F from Android
Must jump through correct hoops in the right way and order. I bet if you did a title of article search in bsc, then it would show up. - Joe - Systems Analyst
It hadn't occured to me that even SFX links would fail. I just thought permalinks generated from the EBSCOhost platform would be verboten. - Stephen Francoeur
Yeah, a search in BSC does work. So does a browse in BSC of the issue's contents. But now I realize that our discovery layer's links are useless for HBR articles. No student or faculty is going to double back after that error message to then try a search in the BSC interface. They'll just give up. Grrr. - Stephen Francoeur
Weird that it works fine in Primo but not Summon. And by weird I mean irritating. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I didn't think sfx links would fail - Christina Pikas from iPhone
HBR still doesn't offer institutional subscriptions to their website, right? - Zamms
I don't think so but often wonder if they're dreaming of their own "platform" some day. Drives me nuts the way biz publications think they deserve their own platforms and pull content out of aggregators (e.g, Institutional Investor). - Stephen Francoeur
Doesn't work in Primo either - for the 500 articles. Try - leading change kotter - Jen
Find the print copies of these articles. Scan and OCR them. Put the digital copies somewhere secure in the campus network that requires a campus computer account to access. Create a special SFX rule for just those articles that points to the campus repo. Done. - DJF from Android
In Canada, this is even completely legal. - DJF from Android
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Anyone else getting weird errors in IEEE, or are we just lucky?
Let me see if we are lucky, too. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Search for "information". Page not found. Yeah, that is a problem. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Advanced search not found, browsing to journals not found. Summon not finding specific articles. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Reported to IEEE, posted alert to website. And now it's time to go home. Le sigh. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I also reported it to the IEEE, and I would guess many others. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
1st tweet: "psyched i got spamgirl! now to figure out this whole twitter thing..." from 2008. Most early posts about Edinburgh weather :P
Also one about playing with Friendfeed and how addicting it looked. Little did I know... - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
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That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age. - JAson FLeming
Woohoo! - Melly
Galadriel C.
LSW Meet-Up at ER&L?
Whose up for lunch on Monday or Tuesday or...? - Galadriel C.
I'm game! - ~Courtney F
Open to anything. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Oh, God. That's soon isn't it? I'm so behind. - Holly's favorite Anna
Yepyep - Marie
I'm in! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
POIDH - maʀtha
I'm in! Can't wait to see y'all. - Jen
Ok, we've got a group! How about meeting at the registration desk on Monday after the last morning session and heading to lunch then? Who wants to pick a spot? - Galadriel C.
I might get a chance to wave hello before heading to the airport. Wish I had more time there. :( - barbara fister
YAY. I might get a chance to finally meet Barbara in person! - Joe - Systems Analyst
I get to hear Barbara speak at ER&L and WAAL! #winning - Jen
Can we meet at the Sunday evening reception? Barbara, will u be at that? - Marie
Oooh! That's a good idea Marie! Let's do that. If folks aren't going to be at the reception we could always have an LSW lunch too. - Galadriel C.
The reception would be easier for a larger group. Someone want to print out a codslap sign and we can claim a table or two? - Holly's favorite Anna
Voting for the lunch as well. My flight lands at 6pm on Sunday, so I don't think I can make the preconf reception. - Joe - Systems Analyst
The cods are marvelous. I'll print and bring them with me for the reception. Can we organize a lunch in addition to meeting at the reception? - Marie
Yes! Lunch too would be grand. Meet Monday at the registration desk after the last morning session? - Galadriel C.
Sunday evening should work for me. - barbara fister
Let's do both - now we just have to find a good place for Monday lunch.... - Jen
maybe Arturo's? - Marie
Reception on Sunday + lunch Monday at Arturo's sounds fantastic; it will be good to see folks! - Galadriel C. from Android
Great. See you all. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Pics? - maʀtha
What time for lunch Monday? My kids might join us... - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
conference lunch break starts at 11:40, according to the schedule - ~Courtney F
Glad that it is just 2 blocks away. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Just meet at Arturo's at around 11:50? Jaclyn, can the kids come at that time? - Joe - Systems Analyst
it's tricky to just meet there unless we have a headcount before we get there..... - ~Courtney F
Meet at reg desk? - Jen
See you at the reg desk! - Galadriel C.
Yes and my husband & kids will meet us there. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Had a great time with you all. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Yes, you too Joe! - Galadriel C.
I got an email from T&F this morning alerting me to errors on their platform and telling me they're working on it. This is exactly the kind of communication I want from a vendor when there's a problem. I'm stunned, I didn't think I'd ever see it.
Yeah, I was pretty impressed with that, too. - Kirsten
How do we say "MOAR LIKE THIS, PLZ" to T&F? Email our reps? - Marie
Is it their journal platform or something else? I didn't get anything from them. - Holly's favorite Anna
yes, journal/article page display. huh. i wonder why you didn't get anything? - Marie
We got it, too. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
It must have been caught in my spam filter, yes, that's my story. - Jen
We got it - Christina Pikas from iPhone
what's the news? - aaron
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Today I've (1) commented on a blog post and (2) replied on a listserv. Most of you probably do this a lot, but I find it scary as hell. :/
Friendfeed doesn't count. You people are nice. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Go you! - laura x
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.
(As usual, this is for an LJ column I am meditating. If I want to use your contribution, I'll ask first and follow your desires as far as credit.) - RepoRat
3D printers! Makerspaces! Hackathons! - John Dupuis
Create a learning commons with study rooms with an iPad-run reservation system. - laura x
Must have an active and interactive presence on every single social networking platform. - copystar
Must evaluate every student against every information literacy competency - copystar
Have a reference desk that looks more like ... well I don't know what, but not like a reference desk. Also must eliminate the reference desk, AND must staff the desk with students, not librarians. Preferably young, hot students. - Catherine Pellegrino
Roving reference, especially 24x7 in dorms. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Must have collection development skills that *include* the assessment of existing and new electronic resources not just buying books. - Galadriel C.
Ouch, Galadriel. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Must archive every data set produced by every faculty member, student, staff, or person otherwise involved with the campus. - Regular Amanda
Must provide personalized, 24/7 reference service to all undergraduates. - Regular Amanda
Must subscribe to every journal and database needed by everyone on campus while keeping materials-budget inflation to no more than the prevailing inflation rate. - RepoRat
Must acquire every print copy of written work by faculty even if they decide to publish their work in a $400+ anthology. Also, the library must pay $$$ for the author's rights to publish the same work in their repository. - copystar
Must have a librarian embedded in every course. - Catherine Pellegrino
must have a search interface that looks like google, goes thru all library resources, and brings back the five things perfect for the professor's research, the phds thesis, and/or the undergrads paper, without being told audience - Hedgehog from Android
Gamification of everything - Hedgehog from Android
Get all of the big deals, and might have to cancel the small non-profit publishers to keep the big deals. - Joe - Systems Analyst
MUST provide travel to higher level administrators to many, many conferences. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Must keep all print journals to appease That One Guy on the faculty. - Steele Lawman
Must have converted their entire ILS to run on linked data. (Gimme more tech-services stuff if ya got it. Access services, too.) - RepoRat
Must allow faculty to check materials out for unlimited periods of time. - Steele Lawman
Must own enough copies of all required textbooks so no one actually has to buy one. - Hedgehog from Android
Must have both print and electronic for every book & journal. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Must have a space that is inspiring but not intimidating, welcoming but not mall-like, with quiet spaces and group study spaces that are well-marked but multi-purpose. Include as many non-library services for students in this space without sacrificing either study space or stacks. - Steele Lawman
every department on campus must have their own librarian (that is, a unique librarian for every department) - ellbeecee
(add "embedded" to the above for Buzzword Compliance *g*) - RepoRat
Must be able to perfectly manage holdings information for online resources so that no user is ever put off by incorrect info on any of the 150,000 different titles we have full text access to. - Stephen Francoeur
Free printing for all users. - ellbeecee
Including color printing, 3D printing, poster printing, and plotter printing. - RepoRat
Free lunch for everybody for life. Or just faculty. - Rachel Walden
Technology support for any type of device users may have. - ellbeecee
Separate, adequately-sized areas for quiet study, social study, and group study; all three study-space types must be further divided into undergraduate, graduate, and faculty areas. - RepoRat
Free immediate one-on-one support for all patrons and all projects in the following areas: digitization, GIS, digital humanities, research-data management (in all disciplines), journal publishing (including editing and production), MOOCs, copyright management (including copyright-status searches), patent management, metadata creation, licensing for text-mining, research statistics, grantwriting... - RepoRat
Individual temperature controls for study spaces, i.e., each group/individual study room has its own thermostat. - ellbeecee
Provide unlimited streaming of all the new hot movie releases. - Marie
Provide Advanced Forelock Tugging and 'Just Do My Friggin' Research' services - Pete
All books available in English (or at least instantaneous, free translation services) - Meg VMeg
Must have accurate usage data for every database since the beginning of time. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Must seamlessly integrate all subject databases, catalogue, institutional repository, electronic art/archives collections, subject guides, university expertise management system, university datasets register, etc etc, into a single user-friendly discovery layer. - Deborah Fitchett
Well, for what it is worth - here's ACRL's answer to the question: Though, I think you can just focus on #1 and get a LONG WAY "Libraries define, develop, and measure outcomes that contribute to institutional effectiveness and apply findings for purposes of continuous improvement." - Lisa Hinchliffe
Libraries must efficiently provide all information resources needed by their constituency...</depressed-now> - Cameron Neylon
^^^ even if that means abandoning all values to do so. And no whining! - barbara fister
Must have a digital humanities center. Oh wait! nevermind ... - barbara fister
Oh, I forgot! Must be humble at all times. - RepoRat
but it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every way ;) - ellbeecee
Must not wear cardigans, buns or glasses. (Currently I have two of the three.) - Deborah Fitchett
Must be highly influential in setting and implementing academic policies, and well respected by the campus community. Must also be unexceptionable and not rock the boat. - Jenica from iPhone
*** dies *** - barbara fister
Must measure & assess everything. In real time. In minute detail. And provide ROI for every activity done, with clear cause and effect stated. - aaron
Implement a card catalog system capable of providing information about books meeting specific keyword filter criteria. And produce a listing of candidate volumes in real time. (I was a college student inthe 70's, so we're talkin' dream material here.) Wait... whut? They do? Since when? Okay... nevermind. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Heh - maʀtha
Did anyone mention: provide access to all the things electronically, remotely, to all alumni, local business people, recent prisoners , local school children , students of community colleges... Forever. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Must provide services allowed by data mining (like amazon "also bought", reviews, etc.) but still completely protect patron privacy. And prevent spamming and manipulating the system, too. - Rebecca Hedreen
Hyper-accurate RFID/GPS on every item so it's location can be pinpointed when it "goes missing." This should also specify when the person who has an item out will bring it back... - Megan loves summer
^Also allow you to email the person (without disclosing their identity to you, of course), to ask when they're going to return it. - ellbeecee
Without privacy violation. - RepoRat
Must eat shit and buy next year's shit at 5-10% markup. - Andy
Mary Carmen
Another day. Another 5 miles. Another episode of being pissed off that the scale remains unchanged.
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You are probably building muscle mass. - Joe - Systems Analyst
With the amount of work you're doing, I'm going with the muscle mass theory. I'm glad that the trainers in my program are also measuring our body fat composition, since the scale isn't moving much at all for me. - Holly's favorite Anna
Think about how much more easily walking five miles is for you now versus before. You rock. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I posted something on FB, but whatever the scale does or doesn't say, you're more fit, have more energy and your cardiovascular system has improved from regular walking. You're doing great and those are important benefits to remember. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
hide are doing fantastic. - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
You also look great, and you are an awesome mom! - Joe - Systems Analyst
Thanks, everyone. I'm just so frustrated at the moment. - Mary Carmen
Totally off topic, but HOLY WOW FRECKLES. - Mary Carmen
Please don't stress it Mary - Mo Kargas
It's just got me really down. To be quite honest, I've never felt so ugly in my life as I have these past few weeks. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
*hugs* You still look adorable to me! - Lo
Metabolism, life's evil. I am taking 48 days of not watching the scale. I found when I feel really great and step on the scale and the number does not match the imaginary number in my head I become severely depressed. Give yourself a month break from watching and keep doing your walking. - Janet
Mary! Please don't beat yourself up! You are doing so well keeping up your exercise and your husband and little girl love you to pieces. And you are definitely NOT ugly. Are you feeling down such that you should call your dr? I hate to hear you sounding so defeated. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm just feeling frustrated. No need to call the dr. I'm not in the depths of despair. Just really really frustrated. - Mary Carmen
Hey MC, I don't know your circumstances, but I know a lot of people who kept weight on no matter what they did while BFing. Either way, bodies after babies are nuts and you're amazing. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Thanks, Jaclyn. - Mary Carmen
I'm so sorry - the scale can be so discouraging when it isn't responding to your hard work. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
If Melly hasn't already said it, can I punch that scale in the nuts? - Marie
I tried to put on my normal pants today. Now I want to cry. *solidarity hug* - Jenica from iPhone
Brent Schaus
Laugh if ya gotta, but I love this stuff. - Brent Schaus
I like it too :o) - Melly
I really like tofu - especially when the outside is fried to create that great chewy skin. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh, yeah... the tofu stir-fry I just made had tofu prepared that way. .. - Brent Schaus
what kind(s)? prepared how? i never liked it until my wife introduced me to GOOD tofu. - Big Joe Silence
I like it too: I often marinate and slow bake it so it gets a denser, chewer texture. - ellbeecee
Joe: the pedestrian variety, purchased by only the least soy-aware. - Brent Schaus
I like it fresh straight out of the container. With some green onions, bonito flakes, a bit of wasabe, and soy sauce. - Rodfather from Android
Rod: I've never tried that... sounds delicious. - Brent Schaus
+1 Rod, except I use grated ginger and skip the bonito & wasabi. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
That reminds me, it's been a while since I made zucchini noodles with pan fried yummy. - Corinne L
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