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FYI: nobody needs 15+ minutes of context about your library before you get to your topic. Nobody.
but we're special! - ellbeecee from Android
the people on their devices around me are looking at food blogs, twitter, email, or nothing. - lris
someone's stalling... - Meg VMeg
We haven't yet gotten through the method section. Oy. - lris
doesn'twant questions at the end. - ellbeecee from Android
How could we have any questions? We're THOROUGHLY INFORMED. - lris
"can you tell me how your library does X?" where X is the presentation topic. :) - ellbeecee from Android
heheheheh - lris
woah, and now the presentation is done! - lris
time flies, eh? - Meg VMeg
Were there any questions? - Joe
Funny, I used to NOT mention *anything* about my institution when presenting, then I noticed everyone doing so and decided I needed to do it, especially for international Audiences. You need a balance obviously. - aaron
Some brief context is useful. Detailed descriptions of your student body, your full curriculum, and funding structures? overkill. - lris
Hanging out with Barbara Fister, Derrick, and Amy = absolute highlights of my conference. It's good t remember that y'all are flesh and blood people once in a while.
They're only flesh and blood once in a while? Creepy! - DJF from Android
As far as I can tell, that's true. I have not observed them being flesh and blood all of the time. - lris
I talked with Barbara and Derrick but didn't see Iris or Amy. :( :( - Marie from iPhone
I didn't see any of yall'z but i have kennel cough/conference crud/laryngitis so it's probably just as well - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Aww - lris from Android
Meg VMeg
I'm not sure that "Schrijfvaardigheid" is a helpful subject heading for anything in our catalog.
Aaron the Librarian
Ok, so it sounds like we're looking to move to - trying out Discourse and Commons in a Box. we should make it worth the admin's time and effort of trying them out. I nominate Blake as the main back-end orchestrator for these two instances (his subdomain recommendation sounds good, too). --- Forked from
I assume that everyone clicking like is a yea. Do we have any nays? Any discussion? - maʀtha
Just do it, yo. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, let's try them. The sooner we try the sooner we know if one or the other will work for us. - lris
Let's get her done. - laura x from iPhone
Yep, let's go! - Galadriel C. from Android
go team - maʀtha
i can probably lend a hand. not clear how at the moment, but my life is stuck inside systems all day, so there's probably some useful skill i can contribute. - henry
Uh... hullo, Blake? What say you? - Aaron the Librarian
LSW: Joe
What did I learn from the LSW group and from the Wider FF community?
I learned that there are others who feel the same way I do about life, things and stuff. And I love you all for it. Heck, I even love [most] of the FF people who don't feel the same way. - Joe
God. So much. - laura x
most of what I know - lris
That not everybody hates me? - RepoRat
So so much. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
that my colleagues are funny, smart, in touch, and willing to lend a hand instantly - and that the world is not so grim a place after all. - barbara fister
All of the above. LSW restored my faith in librarianship. :-) - Megan loves summer
...pretty much everything I know about libraries...and technology...and what happens when social hits technological... - Cameron Neylon
So much, and so much that's kept me going. (OK if I mine this thread for my C&I reminiscence?) - walt crawford
That there are people who think like me, and people who don't, and there's a place for us all. That organisation need not mean organised. That people will, and do, lend a hand. - Pete's Got To Go
Walt: mine it as much as you want. - Joe
I've learned so much from the LSW! I feel pretty new around here, but have found the attitudes and passion here really inspiring. It's honestly helped me stand up more for the stuff I believe it at my own place of work. Plus the LSW has given me models for passionate-but-collegial disagreements. And models for robust theorizing about the library, or robust research into library stuff. - Regular Amanda
what it means to have a professional network I can immediately rely on at all hours. - Hedgehog
That ragequit doesn't mean forever. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman from iPhone
I agree with pretty much everything Cameron says here: - John Dupuis
i joined FF almost the day i started my first librarian gig. to me being part of libraryland means seeing all of you on FF daily. - jambina
How awesome non-medical librarians are, and some of the amazing things they're accomplishing every day. - Rachel Walden
To me, and this is mine-able, the great thing about FF was that it was the first place that I saw that really facilitated people interacting that might not have met before. In my case, it was scientists and librarians. We librarians had a chance to see what scientists were really thinking about and really doing at the edges of the open science world and to reflect back and give... more... - John Dupuis
So much - including through all these discussions about migrating content and community to a new site. I love how thoughtful you all are! - Grumpator
What a lot of you have said, but just that you all are my people. I love having a wide network of smart people who will give me advice, agree or disagree with me in meaningful ways, and give me a broader perspective on things. Also, I just like you all. - kaijsa
FF and the LSW is my go to professional network. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
^^^ This. Twitter is useful for knowing what' going on and for links to interesting stuff, but the depth of the conversation here and the capacity to get good help or discussion about an issue - and sense of close community - there's nothing like it. - barbara fister
The ability to say something in more than 140 characters helps me gather my thoughts. Even though other services have threaded discussions like this, the LSW has the right diversity and mix of people for me. The ALATT had a chance to be like the LSW at one point, but that place feels more like a frat house, and people are trying to get the most attention. I know I am generalizing, and there are good libns in ALATT, but the loud ones get the most notice. - Joe
I learned that goodbye does not mean never again hello. Also, I learned that a career is more than just the daily job, as it can have so many facets and directions. - Julian
Who are the cool librarians who know the real deal.. who "get it"... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
^^^ This! Being part of LSW has changed my life. I've found support for incubating ideas, been challenged to grow and expand in a professional humorous way by fun super smart colleagues, and especially during the move and transition to my current place of work, LSW kept me from feeling isolated and alone in my work. - Galadriel C.
How awesome it is to have a tribe that has my back. That not all libraries are dysfunctional. That there are amazing people doing interesting work. That it's ok to have professional heroes/crushes/whatever-you-wanna-call it and sometimes you get to meet them and they have foibles and interior lives and that's cool. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Like others have said, LSW has restored my faith in the future of librarianship. It's meant more than I can express to have a place to converse with such thoughtful, open people. - Jen
Besides learning the more practical aspects of things, a lot of my thinking on librarianship has been shaped by discussions here eg. IL, open access just to name two. - aaron from Flucso
Just to let folks know: I've put together a first draft of the C&I essay on FF and LSW (too long, but that's C&I: for concise excellence, go to Barbara Fister) and included *almost* all of this thread, names included. The exception: I omitted part of one of Joe's comments because, even though I agree fully with his thoughts on ALATT, I'd just as soon not go there by name this time around. Maybe I've been burned too badly by them. - walt crawford
So: If there's anybody who *doesn't* want your comment used (including your screen name), LET ME KNOW within the next two weeks. The thread reads really well as a closing section of the article. - walt crawford
I'm happy to have my comment and name included, but if you could please use the now slightly edited version I'd appreciate it. - Galadriel C. from Android
Galadriel: Done. - walt crawford
I should really try to say something more intelligent. - laura x from iPhone
LSW reminded that becoming a librarian was the right choice for me and that the job I had when I find this place was not the right choice for me. - John: Thread Killer
Thank you! - Galadriel C. from Android
Okay, here we go: Before I became a librarian or ever thought of it, I was an activist. I organized and demonstrated and got arrested and generally worked my tail off to try to change the world and make people's lives better--sometimes those of my colleagues; sometimes those of people I'd never met. When I started working in libraries, I felt I lost a lot of that. I still believed in... more... - laura x from iPhone
We've had spme attrition here in ye olde LSW. Let's raise a glass to those who left
To the Carping Nerdboys! - maʀtha from Android
Hear, hear. - Marie
to Derrick! - maʀtha
to eagledawg! - maʀtha
But we'll always have Angelica Mc Sanson! #damnspammers - Stephen Francoeur
*chains self to FriendFeed*
*passes out chains and plastic tubes* - maʀtha
*brings snacks and protest songs* - MoTO Boychick Devil
*starts a singalong* - Heleninstitches #teamff
perhaps someone could sunscreen my nose. thank you - maʀtha
did everyone remember to pee? - maʀtha
no but I have diapers (and extra wipes) - MoTO Boychick Devil
We had a student who chained himself to the library for, like, 20 minutes. A woman helped him smoke a cigarette. I hope you don't smoke, or that you brought someone along to help you. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
*passes out sharpie for writing your lawyer's name on your arms* - Rachel Walden
and the phone number for the bail fund - maʀtha
seriously, what am I going to do? I'm still posting on here like it will be around forever - maʀtha
Martha, I am in such denial about it that it's not funny. - ellbeecee
swimming in the river in Egypt ------> - Catherine Pellegrino
Starting to write the promised essay...and partly feeling like leaving it alone (esp. since Barbara F. did such a good job). But I'll do it. And keep FF as my home page until The Last Possible Day. - walt crawford
what's the wifi password here? I need the Internet if I'm going to be chained up like this. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Okay, have we all reviewed our civil disobedience training? In Iowa going limp is considered resisting arrest, so you'll want to decide how you want to proceed. - laura x
Meg VMeg
Love that there's already an information explosion/flood in 1967. - Meg VMeg
The Web of Science rep who was here last week talked about seeing him in the office regularly (Garfield is 90 years old). - Stephen Francoeur
The opening sequence to this film is the best thing I've seen all week: - Stephen Francoeur
I'm loving all the retro technology in this one: - Stephen Francoeur
I tripped on this myself the other day also. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Greg Schwartz
I know that some of you LSWers were around during my library's flood in 2009 and that a number of you pitched in to contribute to the recovery efforts. I wanted you all to know that this didn't go unnoticed and that LSW has been immortalized accordingly.
I love it! - Stephen Francoeur
Centuries from now, when that plaque is excavated by archeologists, they will learn that the LSW was awesome. - lris
The LSW won't be around in 100-200 years? - Joe
This is just really, really cool. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dang, that's sweet. - Marie
That's for real now. - wow. - Jen
<3 <3 <3 - laura x
Also, are we an individual, a corporation, or a foundation? - laura x
So close to the top of the second row! Cool! - Aaron the Librarian
Pete's Got To Go
Another entry for the LSW songbook: I can't seem to keep up with the files / the data entry just goes on for miles / can't sleep / keyboard's on fire / don't touch me / the records might expire / Repo Filler / data day/ fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa / better / type type type type type awaaaaaaaaaay / oh oh oh oh one one one one oh oh
This string is null! / stupid data/ this disk is full! / oh why's it matter / realising that it's so hard / when this system's no better than punch cards / okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk/ ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya - Pete's Got To Go
it is lame / it's not fine / i hate admins / when they whine and whine / Repo Filler / data day / fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa / better run run run run run awaaaaaaaay / i i i i i ooooooh - Pete's Got To Go
I have no idea what it's like to work with repositories, but the words fit ;D - Pete's Got To Go
so many songs - Pete's Got To Go
we should have a singalong - maʀtha
LSW Midwest Meeting - some Day One pictures -
LSW Midwest Meeting - some Day One pictures
Awesome pix! - LB needs a break.
Great pictures Iris! Thank you so much for sharing - Eric Sizemore
Long ago meetup pictures. - laura x
A great meet up it was! - Galadriel C. from Android
*bumping because i already liked it and i can't like it any harder* - Marie
Probably the last time I had more than two extra people at my place. Maybe I should have you lot over again. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
That was fun! (And was it really that long ago? Wow.) - bentley
Good grief, really 2009??? - lris
The cod has been around since '09? - Joe
I have no recollection of this photo - maʀtha
You don't look like Gandalf - DJF from Android
speak friend and enter? - maʀtha
glub glub and enter - bentley
♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
Without Friendfeed,and the LSW there is No @tisfortraining and my life would be poorer for it. I would not have encountered amazing folks in the computer and real life and my life would not be as rich and full of fun. I am shedding my tears now so that I don't break down on April 9th. This is my second family. My Bar. My Tribal Gathering Place.
And I mourn its passing. And remember it always. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
Oh and make sure you have tissues on hand when you review all your likes. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
big hugs - maʀtha
LSW: Joe
Fwd: RT @legolibrarian: Dream job: getting paid to read all day. Wouldn't that be nice? (via
Fwd: RT @legolibrarian: Dream job: getting paid to read all day. Wouldn't that be nice? (via
I created the account, but I just don't have time to manage it. I found another librarian with a lego alter-ego who agreed to take over the twitter handle. Now we just need people to follow and RT and stuff. - Joe
Sir Shuping is just sir
cil2009 speakers 12 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! -
cil2009 speakers 12 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The power of searched for colleagues and this was on the 1st page. Tis awesome! - Sir Shuping is just sir from Bookmarklet
heh that is great! - holly #ravingfangirl
there were like 20 of Michael's pics that showed up on the 1st page. It's was awesome to go hey I know them, and them :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
Can't understand why the ladies always try to get in the way of my bromantic intentions. - Greg Schwartz
must be the beard - Connie Crosby
Greg looks a little like he's working some bitchlips rather than a prelude to a kiss ... - Laura Norvig
I'm going to use this one for my presentation it's too good to pass up on :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
rofl! I can't recall who took this shot! I just gave 'emmy camera and said, "Watch this! (and take a bunch of pics)." Good times for sure. :) - Libraryman
Honestly - as far as I knew, it was just me and MP. Then Greg called my name, I turned - and I didn't know that Jessamyn was in the photo until I saw it on Flickr. Not that I have ever seen this photo or have any knowledge of its existence...D.E.N.I.A.L - Kathryn is a free elf
Bump. - laura x
This post is for all of you. I'm proud to call myself an LSW member. :-) -
Still proud. - laura x
Oh wow, 2009. - lris
How did I miss this 6 years ago. - Joe
I'm going through all the things I've liked on FF in the past 8 years. Damn. I may cry. - laura x
Berger, M., and J. Cirasella. (2015). Beyond Beall’s List: Better understanding predatory publishers. College & Research Libraries News, 76(3):132-135. Retrieved March 9, 2015 from
Yay. Sooo useful. - Megan loves summer
Maybe a little too kind about Beall, but I'm getting used to that obeisance to obsession. - walt crawford
I agree with the too kind to Beall. It definitely contributes to him being a kind of "go to" librarian whenever some kind of "scandal" hits the press. - John Dupuis
Kind like foxes, I suspect. Too harsh and he gets to cry persecution. - RepoRat
I took a second quick look and they were harsher than I remembered on Beall. Pretty well matching my own opinion. I might have conflated in my memory with the treatment of the Bohannon sting, which was a bit too gentle. - John Dupuis
You librarians out there who shake things up, move things along, and question our practices: I like you.
Nice article - "Bridges and Barriers: Factors Influencing a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries" By Meredith Gorran Farkas, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Amy Harris Houk
Thanks for posting this Joe; the timing for an assessment project I'm planning couldn't be better! - Galadriel C.
I've been waiting for this since their presentation at the assessment conference. - kaijsa
Thanks! Kaijsa, this is the 4 year institution survey we presented at ACRL 2013. Not the 2 year survey we presented at LAC. - Lisa Hinchliffe
I just realized that! I went to both presentations, and I'm mostly interested in this one because it pertains to me. I'm glad to be reading it! - kaijsa
Stephen Francoeur
If I hadn't been paying close enough attention to Aaron Tay's posts, I might not have noticed this cool Android app for FriendFeed that he uses: Flucso.
Amused by "ggelardi.flucso." IIRC, I went to school with a Gerardo Flesca. - bentley
I switched to Android a few months back and this was the free app I found for android for LSW, what is everyone else using? - aaron
I use the phone browser, no app. - ellbeecee
I just use the mobile version on my iPad. Web version on my laptop. - Joe
Just realized I only look at FF on the computer. The only social networking I do on phone is twitter and instagram. - kaijsa
So far I've just used the browser on my android phone. But I'm going to give the app a try. - lris
I use ffhound and like it. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I use the browser most of the time, and FFHound for posting photos. - Holly's favorite Anna
Odd. The Google Play link works on my computer, but on Google Play Store on the phone it tells me that Flucso doesn't exist. EDIT: Oh. When I follow the above link on the phone, it does find it on Google Play Store, but it tells me, "Your device isn't compatible with this version." I wish it had said that all along, instead of telling me it doesn't exist. I still can't get it, but I wouldn't have wasted time wondering what was wrong with my phone. - bentley
I would love to see some LSW faces at this summer's Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. Consider submitting a proposal so you can hang out with me for two weeks and learn how to construct a research project?
I am, and I'm crossing my fingers I get accepted! - kaijsa
i suppose the research project would need to be something more than "learn what it's like to hang out with Marie for two weeks" huh? - holly #ravingfangirl
Observation is a legit research technique... - Marie
Holly, you stole my topic! Also, passed this onto my awesome colleagues who would rock it. - Holly's favorite Anna
I'm applying!! I just have to find five spare minutes :) - Hedgehog
Spend more than five minutes on your proposal! Applications close on Feb. 1, 2015. - Marie
Just sent e-mail to colleagues about this awesome event! - Galadriel C.
^ thanks for spreading the word, Galadriel. - Marie
You're most welcome! - Galadriel C. from Android
Last call! The application center closes tomorrow night. - Marie
Submitted my app on weds! - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Couldn't make it this round but hope it's an amazing pool! - Hedgehog
Uploaded! - kaijsa
Happy Valentine's Day, Beloved Codpeople!
In honor of my codpeople, I named a Madagascar hissing cockroach at the Bronx Zoo. Its name is "Coddy." I thought the zoo would send me something more interesting than a thank you email that I could share here, but I guess not. Here are details on the program: If you ever visit the zoo, remember to look for Coddy among the squirming, hissing mounds of roaches on display. - Stephen Francoeur
Coddles...? - Julian
Here's video of some of Coddy's friends and family at the zoo: - Stephen Francoeur
Sorry, Julian, too late. The deed is done. Coddles is a good name, though. Next year. - Stephen Francoeur
Thank you, Stephen! I hope you won't mind if I skip the video. - laura x
I'm sure Coddy will understand and won't take it personally. - Stephen Francoeur
So, I could name a roach anything, huh? If I wanted to name one Stephen Francoeur, I could do that. Or name one after my younger brother, which might be the perfect sibling birthday present... - ellbeecee
Stephen, you are THE BEST - maʀtha
(okay, now I'll have nightmares. do not watch the video!) - maʀtha
OMG, I just thought of a better name: Codroach. - Stephen Francoeur
Coddington - maʀtha
I have the urge to swing my boot... - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫ from Android
Ah, here's the official announcement I just got from the Bronx Zoo: - Stephen Francoeur
you are hillarious - maʀtha
Now I am regretting that I liked this earlier today, because it means that I can't like it now to show my admiration of Stephen's generosity and brilliance in this unique and meaningful gesture. - Catherine Pellegrino
This is awesome. - Marie
You guys, I'm tearing up. - Meg VMeg from Android
Awwwww. Me too. - laura x from iPhone
Three hisses for Mr. Francouer! hiss hiss hurrah! - barbara fister
Omg. That is so awesome! - Kirsten from Android
I will be moving on from my current position after 7.5 years to the Singapore Management University (SMU) as Library Analytics Manager in late Feb. Many exciting plans in store at my new University but currently trying not to think about it too much and enjoy my long vacation.
exciting! And yes, enjoy the long vacation. :) - ellbeecee
Congratulations! - bentley
wow, cool! congrats! - RepoRat
woot and congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations! Here's hoping that the transition leads to adventures of only the very best kind! - Galadriel C.
That sounds like an awesome job - can't wait to hear about it! - Lisa Hinchliffe
They are awfully lucky to get you. - barbara fister
Congrats! - Meg VMeg
That sounds like fun! (The long vacation sounds good, too) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
congratulations!! I can't wait to see what you come up with while there! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Library sleeper triggers burglary alarm and hides in wheely cart | Grand Forks Herald -
Sharing mainly for the headline. - Marie from Bookmarklet
Oh say! It's Amy's birthday!!!!
Fuck yeah! - RepoRat
thanks, all. miss yer faces! - jambina
Happy Birthday! - Katy S from iPhone
happy birthday, Amy!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Joyeux anniversaire! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday! - LB needs a break. from Android
Courtney McGough's, too, according to my FB. :) - LB needs a break. from Android
Belated but very happy birthday wishes to you Amy! - Galadriel C.
Late also but yay! birthday :) - Pete's Got To Go
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Presentation to Council of Deans about Open Access scheduled for next week. Everyone cross your fingers for us. #oa
Would love to hear more about what approach you are taking and how it is received. Fingers crossed for you. - Jen
Got $2.2 million? You can buy a golden cod from Newfoundland artist Ben Ploughman Also:
but will it be a golden cod OF ETHICS? - RepoRat
ha! - maʀtha
Galadriel C.
So very excited about UConn Libraries' new website! Hats off to my colleagues that moved mountains to make this great event happen! New Site: | Old Site:
Very nice! (my brain is struggling like hell with this on the new site: "Big Data: The Libraries’ is home to the CT State Data Center, managing CT’s U.S. Census Bureau data." . I understand that technically, it's correct, but it feels wrong to me. :) ) - ellbeecee
My first thought was: smooth! It flows well - kudos to your colleagues. - Jen
I like it, especially your find button and menu - maʀtha
Looks great! - laura x
Major shout-out to Aaron and his work with NUS on discovery in this meeting I'm in. "One of our aspirational models" for working with discovery. :)
Thanks, wasn't all me. My colleagues did the work too. See my next blog post - aaron
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Oh ho! It's out! Here's the big deal we're cancelling.
This was the publisher that tried to force us to sub to their ebooks in order to keep our current deal. Also, their idea of when a title could be cancelled is insane. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Just sent this to my head of collections. - Hedgehog
This is the first US consortium I've seen announcing a big Big Deal cancellation. Did I miss anything, or are y'all pioneers? - RepoRat
Also sent to mine.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Wow. Thanks for posting. Forcing subs to e-books to keep journal deal is indeed insane. - Galadriel C.
Head of CollDev sent it out to our faculty this morning - Hedgehog
With that budget cut, I imagine big deals are on the table? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
"the CSU libraries did not find the value of the additional content compelling" - Marie
Shared with our collection development librarian. - ellbeecee
shared with our peeps too - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Good for you for challenging the Big Deal. - maʀtha
booyah - Meg VMeg
I'll be curious to see how many campuses subscribe to Wiley packages on their own (I'm also at a CSU library and we've decided not to subscribe to any Wiley packages until the system can re-negotiate something). - Laura Krier
From my small sample of 4 people I've happened to talk to, no one is taking a package, just individual subs. That's at least 2 of 3 biggest ones, though. Can't wait for the report from EAR next week. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
barbara fister
Nice Christmas present from Library Link of the Day yesterday - a link to our Repo's "Beaten Before We Start."
"serendipity engineering" ++Repo for writing it & +SecretAgentFister for calling it out as 1st comment - Aaron the Librarian
well, thank you all. :) - RepoRat
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