Stephen Francoeur

Stephen Francoeur

User experience librarian @ Baruch College (New York, NY). Interested in usability, information literacy, open access, & scholarly communication.
RT @leoniehaimson: thanks #PS86 in the Bronx for showing up to #protectourschools #StopCuomo #stopprivatization http://t.co/ix8481uNaa
RT @leoniehaimson: thanks #PS86 in the Bronx for showing up to #protectourschools #StopCuomo #stopprivatization http://t.co/ix8481uNaa
RT @ebaltazar_nyc: PS 87 D3 Manhattan --we circled the block twice to #protectourschools cc @NYSAPE http://t.co/esJlGeHCzq
RT @ebaltazar_nyc: PS 87 D3 Manhattan --we circled the block twice to #protectourschools cc @NYSAPE http://t.co/esJlGeHCzq
Beyond Blue Links: Making Clickable Elements Recognizable http://www.nngroup.com/article... via @instapaper
Take the blue link or the red link? - Joe
RT @nancycauthen: Parents and students at PS/IS 187 in Washington Heights gather to #protectourschools @loriandfiesta3 @leoniehaimson http://t.co/wnlOaAZKRO
RT @nancycauthen: Parents and students at PS/IS 187 in Washington Heights gather to #protectourschools @loriandfiesta3 @leoniehaimson http://t.co/wnlOaAZKRO
Standing up for public schools. #protectourschools http://t.co/keWVbCuq3w
Standing up for public schools. #protectourschools http://t.co/keWVbCuq3w
That's my awesome wife, who has been going nonstop the past two weeks to plan our school's protest. In case anyone's interested in hearing why lots of parents and teachers think Gov. Cuomo's budget plans for NY state schools will be a disaster, this site offers a good overview:http://www.dnainfo.com/new-yor... - Stephen Francoeur
This is what an authentic grassroots school protest looks like. #protectourschools http://t.co/TTTt3irMFt
This is what an authentic grassroots school protest looks like.  #protectourschools http://t.co/TTTt3irMFt
RT @public_science: #ProtectOurSchools happening now @ ps20 & arts & letters! parents & teachers against @NYGovCuomo phony ed "reforms" http://t.co/Kqo0nGpom1
RT @public_science: #ProtectOurSchools happening now @ ps20 & arts & letters!  parents & teachers against @NYGovCuomo phony ed "reforms" http://t.co/Kqo0nGpom1
RT @mediamacaroni: NYS owes our school $2,666 PER STUDENT #protectourschools @NYGovCuomo http://t.co/zg7cWma1ZR
RT @mediamacaroni: NYS owes our school $2,666 PER STUDENT #protectourschools @NYGovCuomo http://t.co/zg7cWma1ZR
RT @noahegotbaum: Ps87 turns out en masse to #protectourschools @ClassSizeMatter http://t.co/xM8aaVGTaN
RT @noahegotbaum: Ps87 turns out en masse to #protectourschools @ClassSizeMatter http://t.co/xM8aaVGTaN
Confession: Using IFTTT, I set it up so that all my posts to my Tumblr get reposted to a WordPress.com site I have. You never know when a site you know and love will go poof one day. http://stephenfrancoeur.tumblr.com/ https://stephenfrancoeur.wordpress.com/
Route it through posterous, too. - Joe
Posterous is already gone. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I know that it already went poof. Part of the irony. - Joe
Last month, I listened to this moving episode of the 99% Invisible podcast, which is about the death of an online community for the game, The Sims Online. Was it a sign of things to come? http://99percentinvisible.org/episode...
Because I am a crazy person and maintain a spreadsheet detailing every social networking site I've joined (and there's a lot), I just realized that when FriendFeed shuts down on April 9, it will have been close to exactly seven years since the day I joined (April 8, 2008).
The network I've been on longest is last.fm, where I've been since March 25, 2004. http://www.last.fm/user... - Stephen Francoeur
I was on MySpace before that, but I nuked that account years ago and have no info on when I joined exactly. - Stephen Francoeur
That is a great idea. - Joe
It's a hoot to scan the list in chronological order beginning with the oldest ones. Remember All Consuming? iLike? Bebo? Pronetos? Profilactic? - Stephen Francoeur
Sorry, but nope on all five counts. But, I didn't look around as much as you did. - Joe
"Look around?" Leap around like a nut job is more accurate way of describing my willingness to try different sites. ;-) - Stephen Francoeur
and now we benefit from that expertise as you suggest new places for us to land! :) - ~Courtney F
Think that was the time of "life streaming".Some libraries were trying friendfeed out at the time to consolidate social media streams. Think that was how I found friendfeed, though I can't remeber how I found LSW. Depending on how you count "network" the free Internet chess server which I joined in 1997 is still around and I still have the password. - aaron from Flucso
I vaguely recall the name Bebo but struggling to remember what it did. Was it a MyFaceSpaceBook type place? - Deborah Fitchett
Parents place "Feb 98 babies " joined when preggo in June 97. At a time when all the preggy mummies worldwide who were using the Internet could fit comfortably on one bulletin board. - Kathryn is a free elf from iPhone
I think Bebo was a MySpace like service that was most popular in England. Speaking of Bebo, here's a fun old song (1985!) by the Chills I like, "Bee Bah Bee Bee Bee Boe." https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephen Francoeur
"Profilactic"!! Hahahahahah!! - Brent Schaus
Rebecca Halpern, Christopher Eaker, John Jackson and Daina Bouquin, "#DitchTheSurvey: Expanding Methodological Diversity in LIS Research," In the Library with the Lead Pipe - http://www.inthelibrarywiththe...
Pull quote: “We believe that our reluctance to answer the question why and our over-reliance on answering the questions how many and how often is crippling our ability to effectively deepen our understanding of the profession and communicate our value. While increases in user satisfaction levels, higher reported grade point averages, and improved reference statistics are certainly important metrics for measuring the effect of library services, by additionally answering why and how the library impacts these areas, we can dig more deeply into these determinants of student success and satisfaction to discover more than mere correlation.” - Stephen Francoeur
Google's Inbox is pretty, but after 3-4 months on it, I'm going back to regular Gmail in my browser. Gmail is more efficient for me.
Same. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Same here. - Hookuh Tinypants
♫ listening to Sonido Gallo Negro - Caballito Nocturno ♫ // http://ift.tt/1lgVOJf http://t.co/MdwPKMPGw2
♫ listening to Sonido Gallo Negro - Caballito Nocturno ♫ // http://ift.tt/1lgVOJf http://t.co/MdwPKMPGw2
Steve Kolowich, "Study: College students rarely use librarians' expertise," USATODAY - http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news...
Pull quote: “The idea of a librarian as an academic expert who is available to talk about assignments and hold their hands through the research process is, in fact, foreign to most students. Those who even have the word “librarian” in their vocabularies often think library staff are only good for pointing to different sections of the stacks.” - Stephen Francoeur
This popped up in FB (h/t to Rochelle and Colleen) this morning, but I didn't realize right away that the article is from 2011. It's still on point, though. - Stephen Francoeur
Why America's Internet Is So Shitty and Slow http://gizmodo.com/why-ame... via @instapaper
Why America's Internet Is So Shitty and Slow http://gizmodo.com/why-americas-internet-is-so-shitty-and-slow-1686173744?utm_source=recirculation&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=tuesdayPM via @instapaper
Monica Berger and Jill Cirasella, "Beyond Beall’s List: Better Understanding Predatory Publishers," C&RL News. http://crln.acrl.org/content...
This is a webinar I don't want to miss: The Meaning of Openness & the Ex Libris-EBSCO Conversation" http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/categor...
Library UX in Practice | The User Experience http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015... via @instapaper
Library UX in Practice | The User Experience http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/03/opinion/aaron-schmidt/library-ux-in-practice-the-user-experience/ via @instapaper
LJ's 2015 Movers and Shakers. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015...
Outpunking the Punks http://www.newyorker.com/magazin... via @instapaper
Outpunking the Punks http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/09/united-blood via @instapaper
NYC hardcore was always the ugly stepchild of the American hardcore scene. - Stephen Francoeur
Finally watched Grey Gardens (the 1975 documentary by the Maysles brothers). Wow.
I've been meaning to! - Meg VMeg
So good. Did you see the film with Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore that fictionalized the making of the documentary? I'd recommend that, too. - Corinne L
I haven't seen the feature film with Lange and Barrymore yet. First, I need to watch the 2006 documentary, The Beales of Grey Gardens, which offers more footage not used in the original documentary. - Stephen Francoeur
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Viet Cong (11), Cold Storage Band (9) & Ennio Morricone (6) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Viet Cong (11), Cold Storage Band (9) & Ennio Morricone (6) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
Bryn Geffert, "A Librarian’s Defense of Despair," The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education - http://chronicle.com/blogs...
Pull quote: “The question is whether we should spend all available resources to purchase an ever-decreasing fraction of what the current system demands. In just six years, despite budget increases, my library’s purchasing power has fallen by 22 percent. Should we spend our entire acquisitions budget on 78 percent of what we could afford six years ago? Should we spend the same 100 percent on what we know will purchase only 73 percent next year, and 68 percent the year after? Should we empty the kitty each year in pursuit of smaller and smaller returns?” - Stephen Francoeur
HT to Library Loon for the heads up for this article. - Stephen Francoeur
Good piece. And a special one-finger salute to commenter EconProf for this: "Nobody goes into a college library anymore (they aren't even called libraries)" - walt crawford
Oldest footage of New York City ever - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Oldest footage of New York City ever
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