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Stephen Francoeur

Stephen Francoeur

User experience librarian @ Baruch College (New York, NY). Interested in usability, information literacy, open access, & scholarly communication.
Laura Krier, "Creating a Web Project Plan," Words for Nerds - http://www.lauraek.net/2015...
Pull quote: “One thing I’ve found that’s infinitely valuable in this situation is to share a project plan with colleagues before starting work on any web project. A project plan will give others a sense of timeline and most importantly, a sense of scope. Defining from the outset what you are and are not including in a particular web project can make a lot of difference in how people give feedback and respond to the work you’re doing.” - Stephen Francoeur
Thanks for sharing my post! I'm happy to know that someone liked it. :-) - Laura Krier
It's very good! I bookmarked it for my students. :) - RepoRat
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: R.E.M. (12), The Orwells (4) & D-Lime (4) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: R.E.M. (12), The Orwells (4) & D-Lime (4) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
Barbara Fister, "The Information Literacy Standards/Framework Debate," Library Babel Fish @insidehighered - https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs...
Pull quote: “From my perspective, the new Framework recalls the original spirit of the Standards and deepens our thinking about what students need to learn. They also move us beyond a sequence of components that looks suspiciously like a “how to write a paper in college” to concepts that are more challenging, sophisticated, and durable post-graduation.” - Stephen Francoeur
Luke Wroblewski, "Showing Passwords on Log-In Screens," LukeW - http://www.lukew.com/ff...
Pull quote: “Quite quickly I came to see password-masking as a rut. A design pattern that has been around so long that no one thinks about it much. We all just go through the motions when assembling a log-in screen and add password-masking by default. Lost business and usability issues just come along for the ride.” - Stephen Francoeur
Trying to get back into posting to my Commonplace Book again on Tumblr. - Stephen Francoeur
My awesome colleague, @rbhensley, gave me a DVD copy of Desk Set to use for my class in the fall ("Social Informatics"). Can't wait.
New NPR podcast I've been enjoying: Invisibilia. http://www.npr.org/templat...
New NPR podcast I've been enjoying: Invisibilia. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5064
Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Feb. 7, 2015, at NYPL's Schomburg Center. http://metro.org/article...
Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Feb. 7, 2015, at NYPL's Schomburg Center. http://metro.org/articles/black-life-matters-wikipedia-editathon/
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Deee-Lite (7), the dap-kings (6) & Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (6) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Deee-Lite (7), the dap-kings (6) & Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (6) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
Baby, just sing about the groove! - Zamms
Speak & Spell: A History http://j.mp/1xXUlfF via @instapaper
The Information Literacy Framework: Confessions of a One-Time Skeptic http://j.mp/1y94XKM via @instapaper
The Information Literacy Framework: Confessions of a One-Time Skeptic http://j.mp/1y94XKM via @instapaper
EBSCO’s Kate Lawrence talks design psychology with Amy Bucher, PhD http://j.mp/1C0gc5v via @instapaper
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Ex Hex (16), Talking Heads (10) & Against Me! (9) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Ex Hex (16), Talking Heads (10) & Against Me! (9) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
A Library Interviewee’s Bill of Rights http://j.mp/1BPnriT via @instapaper
A Library Interviewee’s Bill of Rights http://j.mp/1BPnriT via @instapaper
Harvard Library adopts LibraryCloud http://j.mp/1B3LhHy via @instapaper
Harvard Library adopts LibraryCloud http://j.mp/1B3LhHy via @instapaper
ER&L Celebrates A Decade, Launches "Designing for Digital" Event http://j.mp/1xRlO2w via @instapaper
ER&L Celebrates A Decade, Launches "Designing for Digital" Event http://j.mp/1xRlO2w via @instapaper
Fraud in scholarly publishing http://j.mp/1wKOaaW via @instapaper
Fraud in scholarly publishing http://j.mp/1wKOaaW via @instapaper
Akira Kurosawa's List of His 100 Favorite Movies | Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/2015...
Akira Kurosawa's List of His 100 Favorite Movies | Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/2015/01/akira-kurosawas-list-of-his-100-favorite-movies.html
Betty & Veronica the grizzly bears have moved into Gus the polar bear's old house in Ctrl Park Zoo. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-yor...
Betty & Veronica the grizzly bears have moved into Gus the polar bear's old house in Ctrl Park Zoo. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150108/upper-east-side/video-pair-of-600-pound-grizzly-bears-arrive-central-park
Need help finding index to 1960s articles from NY Post & NY Daily News. Here's what I've tried so far: http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanr...
Need help finding index to 1960s articles from NY Post & NY Daily News. Here's what I've tried so far: http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanreference/2015/01/08/need-help-finding-index-to-ny-post-and-daily-news/
Stephen, if you email that to me, i'll forward to the news librarians list - I think the librarian for at least one of those papers is on the list. If they don't know about an index, it prolly doesn't exist. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Cal State U Libraries end their big deal subscription with Wiley. http://libraries.calstate.edu/equitab...
Cal State U Libraries end their big deal subscription with Wiley. http://libraries.calstate.edu/equitable-access-public-stewardship-and-access-to-scholarly-information/
Bricked phone for the past few weeks means I'm locked out of handful of services where I've set up two-factor authentication and didn't think to print out emergency access codes when I first set up two-factor authentication. Until I get my phone back from Samsung, I won't be posting to my blogs or Tumblr. #lessonlearned
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu - Meg VMeg
This seems like an excellent situation for some kind of "loaner phone" deal, where Samsung lends you a cheap dumbphone that just does calls and texts, until your phone is repaired. - Catherine Pellegrino
That's a good idea. Mr. 12yo got a new phone for Christmas. I may take his old one for a while. - Stephen Francoeur
It just seems weird to me that you'd have to be completely without phone service for an extended period, just because your very small computing device is kaput. - Catherine Pellegrino
Well, I do have a landline at home (that I'll never give up) and at work. To be honest, I think I make at most 1-2 calls a week on my cell phone. - Stephen Francoeur
If my phone died, I would feel CUT OFF FROM THE WORLD. - laura x
Oh, so you're basically me with a smartphone, then, Stephen? Cool. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
But I do use it all day to check email, listen to podcasts (during my commute), text with my wife and older son, and read items in Feedly and Instapaper. It's sad to admit this, but I'd guess the phone is in my hands about a 1/3 of my waking hours. - Stephen Francoeur
New Year's resolution: use more keyboard shortcuts in Gmail and Inbox. If Inbox hadn't hidden the delete command so well, I would haven't had to learn that hitting # will delete a message you've checked or are currently viewing.
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Yello (1), The Cars (1) & Gang of Four (1) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Yello (1), The Cars (1) & Gang of Four (1) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
RT @mashbusiness: Netflix releases on-demand countdown so parents can trick their kids into going to bed early on New Year's Eve http://on.mash.to/1AZQPlP
RT @mashbusiness: Netflix releases on-demand countdown so parents can trick their kids into going to bed early on New Year's Eve http://on.mash.to/1AZQPlP
"Photos, Videos: Tonight Is Pratt's Final NYE Steam Whistle Celebration: Gothamist" good read http://gothamist.com/2014...
"Photos, Videos: Tonight Is Pratt's Final NYE Steam Whistle Celebration: Gothamist" good read http://gothamist.com/2014/12/31/pratt_steam_whistle_2014.php#photo-1
He Was Present at the Birth of Punk, and He Took Notes , via @nytimes http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
He Was Present at the Birth of Punk, and He Took Notes , via @nytimes http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/28/nyregion/iggy-lou-joey-and-danny.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad
OMG that photo of him as a teenager at the top of the article. - Steele Lawman
Indeed. - Stephen Francoeur
That's not a picture of Danny Fields. It's a picture *taken by* Danny Fields. - bentley
OMG it's Dee Dee Ramone in the photo!!! (thanks for the correction, bentley) - Steele Lawman
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Merry Clayton (8), Darlene Love (4) & John Williams (2) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Merry Clayton (8), Darlene Love (4) & John Williams (2) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
"Visiting 1985 With the Ghost of Christmas Past" good read http://www.theatlantic.com/technol...
"Visiting 1985 With the Ghost of Christmas Past" good read http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AtlanticScienceAndTechnology/~3/3URYUqOxGVs/story01.htm
Children’s Holiday Letters to Satan http://www.newyorker.com/humor...
Children’s Holiday Letters to Satan http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/childrens-holiday-letters-satan?mbid=social_twitter
Before Google, Here's What New Yorkers Asked The NYPL http://j.mp/1v9zn7X via @instapaper
Before Google, Here's What New Yorkers Asked The NYPL http://j.mp/1v9zn7X via @instapaper
"Can you tell me the thickness of a US Postage stamp with the glue on it? Answer: We cannot get this answer quickly. Perhaps try the Postal Service. Response: This is the Postal Service." - bentley
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