On Wednesday, I'm teaching a workshop on "Data for Social Justice" (this particular class will address finding data, and I'll be teaching later ones about analyzing/visualizing and mapping the data). If you have any favorite data sources you think would be good for this, let me know!
I just got a wonderful, AWFUL idea: for a whole (academic) year, whenever we empty a carton of paper for the public printer, instead of recycling the cardboard carton, stack it up next to the printer. With a big sign that says "how much paper have you used this year?" And another sign that says, "things you can do to use less paper:"
yay!!!!!!!!!! had a professor ask me who he could talk to about OA and was able to say "me." First professor in a while that has asked me about it. He's an editor of a journal and he's got some awesome ideas and I'm going to talk to him more about them.
I don't remember whose idea it is that I'm stealing but sending thanks all the same: rather than an assault of "here's all the stuff the library can do" I'm just sending a "Hi, I'm the library liaison, can I buy you a cup of coffee" to new faculty.
A friend of mine, a prof in one of my departments, sent an unsolicited letter of recommendation to the director of the library I applied to work with. And sent me a copy. (1) It's fascinating to see what it looks like from their perspective! and (2) I am humbled by the very words themselves. Blown away. More than verklempt.
From a 1926 address by Melvil Dewey: "Dr. Poole looked on this iridescent dream about the American Library Association... with a feeling that the movement had one foot in the grave and the other foot on a banana peel."
Overseen in the student worker stats "Friday Afternoon at the Library
Client sidles up to ResearchIT /
Said she, "I need your help quite a bit!" /
With a swift flourishing wave, /
A rollerball pen I gave, /
We thus a ticket submit. "