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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.
THE SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN - Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond http://j.mp/1sf3n22 via @instapaper
Looking for source for Alan Kay quote: a computer is an instrument whose music is ideas. (Heard quote from @GardnerCampbell last week).
This book http://books.google.com/books... attributes the statement to: A. Kay, “Computer Software,” Sci. Am., 251 (1984): 53. - bentley
Thanks! It doesn't have the exact quote but I can see why someone might reference it in relationship to the quote. The person who I heard repeat the quote (Gardner Campbell) told me on Twitter he found it here: http://www.scholastic.com/browse... - Stephen Francoeur
A printer is a grenade whose shrapnel is paper jams. - Steele Lawman
Barnard faculty frustrated by plans to remove 40,000 books from library http://j.mp/1w9lcTS via @instapaper
Barnard faculty frustrated by plans to remove 40,000 books from library http://j.mp/1w9lcTS via @instapaper
:( - Meg VMeg
"Faculty members who were present at the meeting said it was then that Norberg began to cry. A handful of faculty and staff told Spectator that they perceived that Norberg’s departure was prompted by a series of administrative decisions for the library that were in conflict with Norberg’s vision." - Meg VMeg
"'I feel like she was really hobbled, that it was impossible for her to get anything done. She was just disrespected,' a Barnard library staff member, who asked to remain anonymous to protect job security, told Spectator." - Meg VMeg
"The librarians were not consulted, though the administration did include faculty and students at several listening sessions, a Barnard Library & Academic Information Services staff member, who wished not to be identified to protect job security, said, adding that some senior library staff members attended these sessions, but felt that none of the sessions was dedicated to hearing the... more... - maʀtha
It hurts my heart. - Meg VMeg
Ugh. Faculty who let this shit happen on their watch better not be all up in my grill about how they loooooooooooove libraries. - RepoRat
And what if the librarians would have been fine with fewer books, or potentially *excited* about fewer books? They should have been consulted about...something? Even now (according to FB/friends/sources), they don't know what the building will look like, whether/where they'll have offices or cubicles, etc. It was all settled without them. - Meg VMeg
I love Lisa. - jambina
One Format to Rule Them All - The Digital Shift http://j.mp/12krHJd via @instapaper
One Format to Rule Them All - The Digital Shift http://j.mp/12krHJd via @instapaper
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: School and "Skills" http://j.mp/1G6r0jv via @instapaper
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: School and "Skills" http://j.mp/1G6r0jv via @instapaper
Library cancels Wiley-Blackwell subscriptions | Brock University http://j.mp/1G68tpt via @instapaper
Library cancels Wiley-Blackwell subscriptions | Brock University http://j.mp/1G68tpt via @instapaper
LibraryCloud hackathon report: or, code as intersectional feminist critique http://j.mp/12CjAaB via @instapaper
A long but essential read: Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: The Business of Ed-Tech http://2014trends.hackeducation.com/busines...
A long but essential read: Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: The Business of Ed-Tech http://2014trends.hackeducation.com/business.html
Poor Edmodo - Amit Patel
Marked to read. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Christian McBride (23), Dead Stars (14) & Death from Above 1979 (11) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Christian McBride (23), Dead Stars (14) & Death from Above 1979 (11) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
Now sitting through the Little Drummer Boy with my boys. Rankin & Bass had to work extra hard to get a story out of this one song.
My proofreading wife reminds me that it's Burgermeister, not Burgomeister.
Watching Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Wonder if my boys recognize Herr Burgomeister as a Nazi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
NYTimes: Setting Aside a Scholarly Get-Together, for the Planet’s Sake http://nyti.ms/1zwHEa2
NYTimes: Setting Aside a Scholarly Get-Together, for the Planet’s Sake http://nyti.ms/1zwHEa2
I know what I'll be watching this Sunday night. ‘The Librarians’ on TNT, Charged With a Special Collection http://nyti.ms/1G1fuId
I know what I'll be watching this Sunday night. ‘The Librarians’ on TNT, Charged With a Special Collection http://nyti.ms/1G1fuId
Lol, I've had to tell my parents 5 times that I'm not watching this with them when they visit. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, it's special, so you'll want to watch it in private. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Exactly! - Meg VMeg
5 Design Concepts for New York's Branch Library of the Future http://www.citylab.com/design...
5 Design Concepts for New York's Branch Library of the Future http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/12/5-design-concepts-for-new-yorks-branch-library-of-the-future/383444/
Did you hear about the AHA panel? - Meg VMeg
I didn't. Tell us about it? - RepoRat
AHA panel? American Historical Association? - Stephen Francoeur
Yep, they're meeting here in early January https://aha.confex.com/aha... - Meg VMeg
That would be a great session to attend. The person on the panel from the NY Times is the father of my younger son's best friend. He's written some great article on NYPL in the past few years. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Do we get to lobby them about open access to dissertations? - RepoRat
You betcha. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
RT @mbransons: Nano degrees! Nano degrees! Nano degrees! Why u no need conceptual learning? #CUNYit http://twitter.com/mbranso...
RT @mbransons: Nano degrees! Nano degrees! Nano degrees!   Why u no need conceptual learning? #CUNYit http://twitter.com/mbransons/status/540903636709433344/photo/1
It was a blast hanging out with @dupuisj here in NYC. http://t.co/6h6U7dDneH
It was a blast hanging out with @dupuisj here in NYC. http://t.co/6h6U7dDneH
Forget big data: using 'small data' to improve the library user experience | CILIP http://j.mp/12A4eo7 via @instapaper
Reinventing the Academic Library: Tenure Librarians http://j.mp/1yk0wvS via @instapaper
Reinventing the Academic Library: Tenure Librarians http://j.mp/1yk0wvS via @instapaper
RT @fergusonlibrary: Anyone interested in updating our Wikipedia page? It could use a lot more detail. Thanks! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
They are a substation of the Ferguson Police Department, as my friend discovered by watching their tour video. - laura x
What the Eric Garner Grand Jury Didn’t See http://www.newyorker.com/news... via @newyorker
What the Eric Garner Grand Jury Didn’t See http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/eric-garner-grand-jury-didnt-see via @newyorker
New Inquiry Needed on Eric Garner’s Death, via @nytimes http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
New Inquiry Needed on Eric Garner’s Death, via @nytimes http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/opinion/new-inquiry-needed-on-eric-garners-death.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad
RT @ozchrisrock: Garner is unarmed. The chokehold is banned. The coroner ruled it a homicide. It is on video. None of this matters #ICantBreathe #EricGarner
NYTimes: How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion http://nyti.ms/1tzVmoI
NYTimes: How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion http://nyti.ms/1tzVmoI
This is seriously depressing. $4 billion: imagine what half of that could do to the schools, to homeless outreach, to affordable housing efforts, etc. - Stephen Francoeur
Deciding What Goes Where And Why: Gender Studies and Librarianship - 12-02-2014 : METRO in New Yo... METRO http://j.mp/1vfVZ6k
RT @google: We're helping 10,000 low-income families in New York connect to high-speed Internet at home http://www.wnyc.org/story... http://t.co/6wZh2EHsGA
RT @google: We're helping 10,000 low-income families in New York connect to high-speed Internet at home http://goo.gl/n4pJSH http://t.co/6wZh2EHsGA
Fuck yeah. - Meg VMeg
wow - lris
We're doing that (with the NYPL) in Kansas too. Though we aren't helping 10,000 families, more like 20 each week, but every little bit helps! - WebGoddess
That's so awesome, WebGoddess - lris
on information privilege. http://j.mp/1vk0sKm via @instapaper
on information privilege. http://j.mp/1vk0sKm via @instapaper
Is Nature’s "free to view" program a step back for open access? | Information Culture, Scientific American Blog… http://j.mp/11R8ApG
Is Nature’s "free to view" program a step back for open access? | Information Culture, Scientific American Blog… http://j.mp/11R8ApG
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: Buzzwords http://j.mp/1zNrpFq via @instapaper
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: Buzzwords http://j.mp/1zNrpFq via @instapaper
These are great. Year of the Anti-MOOC! - Meg VMeg
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