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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.
Library instruction for undergraduate thesis writers http://j.mp/1vG03jL via @instapaper
Library instruction for undergraduate thesis writers http://j.mp/1vG03jL via @instapaper
It's time for the daily face off between holdings in our SFX knowledgebase and our Serials Solutions one. Who will win today?
Thunderdome! - Kirsten
The Mess of Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review http://j.mp/1yBdBl2 via @instapaper
The Mess of Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review http://j.mp/1yBdBl2 via @instapaper
UX Companion. iOS app featuring a UX glossary. http://usabilitygeek.com/ux-comp... #libux
UX Companion. iOS app featuring a UX glossary. http://bit.ly/1ugUE39 #libux
RT @badassteachersa: If pub. schl supers conducted a political rally on a schl day they would lose $ & get fired #dontstealpossible .@NYGovCuomo @JohnKingNYSED
(2/2) @skalibrarian If info lit efforts were taken up fully by all faculty, then maybe education would be truly effective solution to jargon
(1/2) @skalibrarian Re jargon issue, library's info lit efforts (workshops, credit courses, ref interactions) reach fraction of our users.
Discovery and the Library's Role | Ithaka S+R http://j.mp/10lQI5W via @instapaper
Top 5 problems with library websites - a review of recent usability studies http://j.mp/1vvzKM3 via @instapaper
Top 5 problems with library websites - a review of recent usability studies http://j.mp/1vvzKM3 via @instapaper
I really want to see how that Chow et al. 2014 article defines "jargon-free" but RUSQ ISN'T OA ANY MORE GRAR. - Catherine Pellegrino
Short answer: they don't. Longer answer: I'll send you the file when I'm back on my laptop, instead of my ipad. - Steele Lawman
Awesome. Thank you! - Catherine Pellegrino
RT @jaclark: The @msulibrary people app is available at http://www.lib.montana.edu/people... #lod #lodlam #accessYYC
Parents Rip Success Academy for Not Sharing Locations of Proposed Charters http://dnain.fo/ZouArl
Parents Rip Success Academy for Not Sharing Locations of Proposed Charters http://dnain.fo/ZouArl
Ugh. Amanda Goodman at Darien PL writes about an ugly experience at ALA in 2011. "But he continues to be famous and I’m just a small fish in libraryland." http://www.godaisies.com/2014...
Let's not let Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries be the main voice of support on her post, please. - Stephen Francoeur
My comment is in moderation. Tellingly, after dithering for a long time, and even writing in the name, I ultimately took it out even though I already said there wasn't any inappropriate conduct directed specifically at me. - lris
mine is also in moderation; Iris' has been published. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mine's in moderation as well. - Catherine Pellegrino
And a longer comment on my blog: http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014... - lris
Same here. (Also in moderation.) It's sad that nobody feels they can name names, although given #teamharpy it's not all that surprising. (Sigh: the "ignorant slut" case seems to show that a pseudo-apology followed by laying low for, what, two months means you can go right back to being a Hot Conference Speaker, although admittedly only on two programs at IL.) - Walt Crawford
It's not "sad" that nobody feels they can name names. It is precisely the objective of the strategy being currently employed by those in positions of power and privilege. - Catherine Pellegrino
^^yes - lris
Catherine: That's true. "Shameful" is a better word than "sad," but the shame is certainly not on those who feel they can't name names. - Walt Crawford
Interesting that the Annoyed One makes a pretty direct connection between the Murphy case and SA (penultimate paragraph): http://lj.libraryjournal.com/blogs... - Walt Crawford
Interesting how? Seems obvious to me. - lris
Interesting in that the Annoyed One did it... the connection's obvious enough to people paying attention. But are they? (Going to IL? Which clearly doesn't regard SA as damaged goods? You're probably not, but...) - Walt Crawford
I guess what I'm saying is that if "pseudo-apology, not suing, and laying low for a little while" is all it takes to be effectively cleansed of the problem, then there's nothing at all to discourage offenders from continuing to offend. - Walt Crawford
"It’s all vague, except that it has to do with the library future somehow, so perhaps he’s a seer" - kendrak
RT @godaisies: My experience with sexual harassment by a big name librarian: http://www.godaisies.com/2014... #teamharpy
Handout with Annotated Screenshot of Library Home Page - http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanr...
Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities http://j.mp/1CFcAXO via @instapaper
Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities http://j.mp/1CFcAXO via @instapaper
Migrating to LibGuides 2.0 http://j.mp/1sMeRPK via @instapaper
Migrating to LibGuides 2.0 http://j.mp/1sMeRPK via @instapaper
Guerilla Research Tactics and Tools http://j.mp/1te5678 via @instapaper
Guerilla Research Tactics and Tools http://j.mp/1te5678 via @instapaper
Joseph Murphy: Drop the lawsuit http://www.change.org/p... via @Change
Joseph Murphy: Drop the lawsuit http://www.change.org/p/joseph-murphy-drop-the-lawsuit?recruiter=2744818&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition via @Change
This 1954 video of how use new dial phones reminds me of challenges in changing library system interfaces. http://www.core77.com/blog... #libux
This 1954 video of how use new dial phones reminds me of challenges in changing library system interfaces. http://bit.ly/1xtUlo4 #libux
She calls both the six an "oh" as well as the number zero a letter o. I am sure that did not confuse anyone. - Joe
I noticed that, too. She's clearly not librarian material. - Stephen Francoeur
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Palma Violets (30), Alvvays (25) & Sister Rosetta Tharpe (22) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Palma Violets (30), Alvvays (25) & Sister Rosetta Tharpe (22) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
Curtis Kendrick’s Testimony before the City Council http://j.mp/1u3WG6D via @instapaper
Pull quote: "CUNY’s Office of Library Services has begun preliminary plans to establish an Open Educational Resources Pilot Project. The project would test a model of training and incentivizing faculty and librarians to identify, adapt and adopt OERs and deploy them in classroom settings. The project would pilot OERs in 50 courses and in doing so capture the technological, logistical and legal processes undertaken to provide guidance to those considering OERs for the first time in the future. The project would also include assessment by the highly regarded nonprofit, Ithaka S+R to evaluate the pilot’s impact on student learning outcomes (http://www.sr.ithaka.org). Most importantly, students will be provided with high-quality open learning materials and save them a projected $5.8 million over the course of the four-year project." - Stephen Francoeur
Free 6-month subscription to The Nation magazine for college students! https://subscribe.thenation.com/pubs...
Anyone have access to RUSQ? Looking for this article on the current issue. Send me a DM if you've got it.
I'm on it. - Steele Lawman
Steele Lawman is the Awesome. - Stephen Francoeur
<obligatory rant>RUSQ used to be open access...</obligatory rant> - Catherine Pellegrino
<obligatory fistbump>You got that right.</obligatory fistbump> - Stephen Francoeur
Why isn't it? RUSA needs to get it together! - kaijsa
<comment>RUSA busily running in the opposite direction from LAMA, LITA, PLA...</comment> - Walt Crawford
Kaijsa: oh, mercy. it's complicated: http://www.spurioustuples.net/... - Catherine Pellegrino
Meredith Farkas, "Whistleblowers and what still isn’t transparent," Information Wants To Be Free - http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpre...
Pull quote: “That said, that this information comes second or third-hand does concern me. I don’t know for a fact that Joe Murphy is a sexual predator. Do you? Here’s what I do know. Did he creep me out when I interacted with him? Yes. Did he creep out other women at conferences? Yes. Did he behave like an entitled jerk at least some of the time? Yes. Do many people resent the fact that a man with a few years of library experience who hasn’t worked at a library in years is getting asked to speak at international conferences when all he offers is style and not substance? Yes.” - Stephen Francoeur
I like this post - it's about how I feel, too. - Christina Pikas
Me too...and I found that Wayne B-T's post (noted elsewhere) amplified that. - Walt Crawford
this is great. - holly #ravingfangirl
This documentary on PBS this week is not to be missed if you've got kids in school or care about education issues. http://www.racetonowhere.com/broadca...
This documentary on PBS this week is not to be missed if you've got kids in school or care about education issues. http://www.racetonowhere.com/broadcast
Veronica Arellano Douglas, "What First Year Students Discovered With EDS," More Questions Than Answers - http://veronicaarellanodouglas.com/2014...
Pull quote: “It’s interesting to note the kinds of topics that came out searching in this tool that I don’t think would have been brought out by only focusing on the catalog or on a specific database.” - Stephen Francoeur
that is really good, thank you for posting it - RepoRat
Against Sharing | Jacobin http://j.mp/1qklvFb via @instapaper
Against Sharing | Jacobin http://j.mp/1qklvFb via @instapaper
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