Fair warning: A library person asked for my advice on finding library jobs in other countries (from Canadian and Australian perspectives). Since I know nothing at all about that, I suggested the most knowledgeable group of library folks I know...that is, LSW on FriendFeed. So another person might join the--good grief, 1,343?--small circle.
Cod Signal! Our library (small liberal arts college library) is going to migrate to a Library Management System (e.g. Intota, WorldShare, Alma, Sierra, etc). If you have one of these and would be willing to answer a couple questions from our reference department, could you let me know? email@example.com
Random poking up of the head: I've been missing from the librarian interwebs for a while due to life stuff and figuring out my next step. Many of you already know, but starting in January I will be the new Associate Dean for Learning Resources in charge of the medical library and biomedical communications at ETSU in Johnson City, TN.
Tonight I am happy because a young community patron in her early 20s needed to print some forms for a job that starts tomorrow, and we are the only place around here where someone can print something that is still open at this hour on a Friday. #notinthemissionstatement#stillpartofmymission
there are a bunch of gigs open at McGill right now - i know a lot about most of 'em, so if you have any questions, let me know. you do not need to speak french for any except the copyright position. http://www.mcgill.ca/library...
My version of patron-driven acquisitions continues to consist of saying to patrons (esp but not always faculty / staff patrons), "Yes! We would totally love to buy that book for the library! If you would like I will write an email to your liaison and the acquisitions person right now! I don't mind AT ALL." #slaclife#handsellingisahardhabittoshake
if you will be at ACRL, consider coming a day early to unconference with Char Booth and moi. we'll be talking about scholarly communication and trying to fix the world. http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlins...
Aaron gets cited by Ben Wagner on PAMnet. Not a full-blown study, but a very thoughtful (I think brilliant) blog post is here: "Why Nested Boolean search statements may not work as well as they did" http://musingsaboutlibrariansh... by Aaron Tay of the National University...
Not only did today's library instruction session on finding original WW1 trench warfare photos and propaganda posters go really well, the students (without prompting) got into a discussion of "Who digitizes this stuff?" and are now all entranced with becoming digital archivist librarians. #blowsdust #superlibrarian
For those of you who have or are implementing Alma - How have you migrated you e-journals Knowledge Base to Alma? We're going from SerialsSolutions to Alma. So far, there's a spreadsheet we could fill in line-by line of resources/titles/holdings, but we're really hopeful that some automated manner of migrating data is possible.