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Hi Peter! - Andy
Or the cats. - Andy
poetry!!!!!! - RepoRat
Peter & the cats are the new Joelito! - Lisa L. Seifert
Neither Peter nor the cats. You have to see if you can figure it out. - laura x
Substitution cypher? - Kirsten
You're channeling the elder gods? - MoTO Moca Blend
I've got it. :) - Jenica
pocket typing!\ - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
i wonder... - Joe - Systems Analyst
Hmmmm...I also wonder... - Kirsten
heh. my gimpy hands mean this doesn't work quite right for me. but I got it. - RepoRat
I got it. - John (bird whisperer)
I noticed. ;) - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
some Middle Earthian transliteration? Nerds care to weigh in? - The New W!cKeD
I wonder if anyone.... - Joe - Systems Analyst
Fir ur! - Janet
Mary Carmen
Proud Papa!
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Congrats :) - Eivind
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Woot! - Pixie
Nyce job!!! - Uli
Congratulations!! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Xabaras (G.O.)
Yay!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congratulations - pratima patil
Congrats! - Maitani
Look at that grim! Congrats! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh, bless <3 - Melly
:-) - Steven Perez from Android
Look at that smile! - Betsy
Beautiful. Congrats papa! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Woo hoo! Congratulations! - Galadriel C.
Congratulations, papa. Daddies can glow too! :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Yay! Congratulations! - Laura Krier
Nice, Pops. :) - Steven Perez
So, very happy to see this :-D. Congrats to you, two!!! - CarlC
John Dupuis
My mayor is crazier than your mayor.
Well, duh. - laura x
obvi - Marie
Yee-ep. But I'll put him up against our governor. - RepoRat
not in DC but the current DC mayor is horribly corrupt - or at least he surrounds himself with people who are not only corrupt but not good at it.... but yeah, you all got crazy. - Christina Pikas
we've only had one for 2 hours. give it time... ; ) - jambina
Right. And given who your mayor is the cops are probably set up outside his office. - John Dupuis
at least yours is more entertaining. this is our 4th mayor in 2013, but they all get busted for boring old corruption. - jambina
And here we just have plain old mayors. (Well, Oakland and SF *can* be entertaining, but rarely Livermore.) But then, we also have a council-manager government: the mayor has no power except as a council member. And our city manager is apparently competent and invisible... - Walt Crawford
This is priceless: Rob Ford's Explicit Language Gets STUNNED Reaction From Reporter Katie Simpson: NSFW in a way only Toronto city council can be. - John Dupuis
Too bad he cant go to the Illinois' old governors home. How many do we have in federal prison now? - Hedgehog from Android
Mary Carmen
I just woke up, turned over and saw my daughter and flipped out because this is real.
Congratulations! & Good Luck :) also some post birthing advice: if you are going that route don't be reticent to get help from the lactation consultant - JAson FLeming from Android
Omg the dimples are killing me. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Dimples are awesome. ;) - Jenica from iPhone
:-) - Steven Perez from Android
Congratulations! - Betsy
Many blessings to you and your new family <3 - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Warm wishes to all; may your parenting adventures be filled with many, many joys and few hardships! - Galadriel C.
So happy for you. :) - laura x
you have a baby! and you're going to be awesome at it! *high fives all of ffeed* - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Did you roll over without having to sit up first? Best of both worlds! <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm so over-the moon happy for you guys! <3 - Tamara J. B.
First time I've been able to check FF since 10pm CST last night. I'm crying tears of joy for you guys! She's so gorgeous! Congratulations to all of you! Welcome to the world, Little Love! HOLY CRAP! YOU MADE A BABY!!!! :D - Lisa L. Seifert
so happy for the family - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Congrats, MC! Very happy for you and the family! - Bryan R. Adams
Mary Carmen
Mariella Suzanne Nyce born 10:23pm on 11/12/13. 18 3/4 inches, 6 lbs 7 oz.
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Flawless victory! - Johnny from iPhone
Congratulations! And welcome, Mariella! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Oh yay! Just in time :-) You all ok? - Heleninstitches
Congratulations!!! - Uli
Congratulations to your family, and welcome to the world, Mariella! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations :) Hello, Mariella :) - Pete
Congratulations! Perfection! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Woohoo! CONGRATULATIONS!!! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay!!!!! Congrats!!!!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congrats! - Me
Congratulations! - Brixie
There she is! Hello baby girl! Congratulations to you both! - Corinne L
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Welcome to the world, little one. :) - Pixie
Beautiful! - Anne Bouey
yay! congrats, you guys! - Brent Schaus
omg she is beautiful...congratulations...welcome to the world little Mariella - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
now we can all take a deep breath........welcome Nyce Family - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Absolutely perfect! - Melly
w00t! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Welcome pretty baby! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Congratulations, MC and Scott! *ponders* Is it too early for bourbon? - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Yay! - JAson FLeming from Android
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
This is truly wonderful! Congratulations, family! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Congrats. So happy for you guys! - LB's Bubba. The other 1
Happy Birthday, Mariella!!! So happy that you're here and I love that you already got the JAZZ HANDS! down! - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations, MC and Scott!!! - vicster: full-bodied
Beautiful! - Jill from iPhone
Just beautiful!! Much love to everyone! - furrworld
Yay!!! An awesome lil Scorpio gal! She's perfect. :))) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
As the mother of a Susannah, I approve of this name. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Congratulations!! - Hedgehog from Android
Yaaay! Happy birth day, kiddo. - Kirsten
Welcome to the world Mariella! Congratulations and best wishes to you all! - Galadriel C.
Yay! Congratulations! - ~Courtney F
Mariella! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Shevonne
congrats! and Mariella couldn't have two better parents! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations! - Yolanda from Android
Welcome Mariella! Congratulations y'all! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations, you two! Welcome to the world, Mariella! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Birthday Babby Nyce. Congrats to the happy family! - A Gunny named Slickback
She's so flippin' beautiful!! And Scott is beaming! Congrats to you both! - WebGoddess
Also @MoTO - it's never too early for Bourbon. I just got back from Louisville, KY last week and I learned that there. It's the home of bourbon - it must be true! - WebGoddess
Congratulations, Mary and Scott . . . and welcome, Mariella! - Friar Will
She's got dad's hair! - Jason P
awwwww.. ..toooooooooo cute !! - Peter Dawson
She's lovely! Congratulations to all!! - Lily
congratulations! - imabonehead
Way to go! - Brian Johns
Welcome, Mariella, you lucky, lucky girl! She has the most beautiful hands! (I have a thing for watching people's hands) So lovely. And you both look so happy. Huzzah! - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Congratulations, guys! - Steel Penguin Slippy
Congrats! - Eric - Watch Me Now
Wonderful I hope everyone is happy and healthy. - Steve C
perfection! - Lnorigb
Beautiful!! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Congratulations! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Wonderful! And you thought you had a big baby in there… small baby!! - Georgia
Congratulations to the new parents! Welcome to FF little one! - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Congratulations on bringing sweet Mariella to the world! - Red Label
Mary Carmen
Exhausted mommy.
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<3 <3 - Sarita!
جی جی :د - ماهان-Mahan
Congratulations! - Daniel W. Crompton
I am in tears here I am so happy for all of you!!!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Yay!!!! So happy for you! Congratulations!!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
YOU DID IT! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oD - Melly
:-) - Steven Perez from Android
Your smile! And her little nose! - Betsy
Hey mama!! - furrworld
Beautiful. Congrats mama! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Congratulations! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Exhausted, but strong and beautiful! She's here and she's just gorgeous. - Galadriel C.
What a great smile you have, Mary. And what a beautiful baby! - Friar Will
I know that's the."yeah...I did that!" look! Love it! - furrworld
I agree with Galadriel - you look beautiful. Congratulations, sweetie!! :) - Laura
congrats!~! - imabonehead
<3 happy happy! Congratulations! - holly #ravingfangirl
Congratulations! . - Kevin Johnson from Android
Congrats! - Rachel Walden
Radiant! Congratulations to you all!! <3 - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
squeeeeeeee! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
yay babby! congrats! - Imabug
Congratulations! - Elena from iPhone
congratulations - alireza6211
Congratulations!!! - Katy S
Congrats!! <3 <3 <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Yay! Congrats!!! - Jen
Halloween made easy: dress classy then add comical mustache!
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At the Access conference in Canada today, there was apparently frozen-cod-kissing. Yes, really. No, I don't know why. Follow #accessyyt hashtag on Twitter for details, including photos.
I don't know how we're gonna top this, people. - RepoRat
Because they are in Newfoundland. Cod are a Thing there to an extent that makes us look like slackers. - Marianne
There's also something to do with screech. - John Dupuis
I like how Nick Ruest gives his best Muppet Show drummer look. - John Dupuis
Nick is awesome, full stop. - RepoRat
Once I saw they all kissed the same cod, I couldn't help thinking how unsanitary it was. Not the kissing of the cod, the sharing of the cod. I need to have my head checked. - Katy S
Are people actually *lined up* to kiss the cod? I ... uh, okay. - Catherine Pellegrino
@Katy, if enough screech is consumed, I'm pretty sure no one will be capable of catching anything. Other than hangovers. - Marianne
This is the most awesome thing ever. Hey, there, John Fink! Hi, Nick! - maʀtha
DJF, are you at Access? - maʀtha
I think I just saw a tweeted photo containing him. Codless, sadly. - RepoRat
Alas. - maʀtha
Not only did I kiss the cod, I was first in line. Martha, if you look at Facebook, you will see a photo of a small piece of bologna and a peppermint, which are also parts of the ceremony. - DJF from Android
Yes, but where is the documentary evidence of you and the fish? - maʀtha
I haven't seen any - DJF from Android
YOU PEOPLE AND YOUR CONSERVATIVE LOVE. #donotmesswithcod. - jambina
POIDH, DJF - maʀtha
Lining up to kiss a frozen cod? I'm not sure I want to top that. - barbara fister
I am envisioning... cod-shaped boffer swords... - RepoRat
John Dupuis
I just got Boing Boinged:
woot! congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
good job, sir - Meg VMeg
Congratulations! - Betsy
I know someone who going BoingBoinged. I feel faint... - barbara fister
I feel a little faint too. BB sure brings the traffic. - John Dupuis
Excellent - Hedgehog
We should totally play Six Degrees of BoingBoinged. (Well done, John.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh man! So cool! We are all first degree now! - laura x
dang, that's awesome. - Marie
Yeah, uh, this whole thing has been pretty wild. Up to nearly 12K page views, which is by far the most popular post I've ever done. Posts on the politicization of science in Canada have always been popular, but in the 1-2K page view range. - John Dupuis
Liked on Fb: 3.6K, Tweets: 763. Even 74 +1's on G+, for heaven's sake. - John Dupuis
But, how much has this been shared in friendfeed? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Now it's slashdot and stumbleupon. - John Dupuis
Who did you pay, and how much? - Joe - Systems Analyst
I wish I were that smart. I guess I should mention that I did submit the post to BB but I imagine they pick up only a very small portion of what's submitted. I suspected I would have a decent shot because Cory Doctorow is Canadian and he has posted about the Canadian goverment in the past. Aside from that, all I did was tweet it up a bit more than usual. - John Dupuis
Didn't know that there was a process for submitting posts to BB, and that is good to know. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Edging up to 30K page views, 73 comments, 7K likes, 1100 tweets, 200 +1's and more than a dozen links from other blogs (including Bruce Sterling, of all people). Probably a dozen or so emails with suggestions, some from insiders. This is seriously unlike anything else that's ever happened. - John Dupuis
What fun! Congrats, and good job, John. You hit a nerve, and brought info. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
rock on, man! - RepoRat
Thanks. I've noticed a few people have basically republished my list, with attribution. I'm thinking CC0 for this post. - John Dupuis
So, I CC0'd it and it has been republished a few times. Up around 37K page views. And a couple of media interview requests have trickled in. - John Dupuis
I kind of like how he introduces your post: "John Dupuis has assembled a brief, brutal chronology …" yay librarians for assembling chronologies! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Special Agent Fister coined the term Liberation Bibliography sometime back. I like to think I do a version of that too. - John Dupuis
I'm honored if that phrase describes what you do. Brilliantly. - barbara fister
Delayed effect, I guess, but one media interview last week, two tomorrow and one on Thursday. Not all directly related to this post but at least in part to an enhanced profile. - John Dupuis
Interviews that happened: campus radio station (CHRY), Skeptically Speaking (a full hour!), Macleans blog, Tyee and one freelancer. I suspect not all of the interviews will surface, but we'll see. Another interesting development: I'll be setting up a phone meeting with the NDP Science & Tech critic. - John Dupuis
Well, at least one came out: - John Dupuis
So, uh, fast approaching 50K page views, links from the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), faculty members stopping me in the hallways thanking me for the post, emails from members of Parliament (incl a party leader...) and a bunch from various advocacy groups, quite a bit of traffic around the Stand Up for Science rallies last week. So, I guess this is my legacy. - John Dupuis
And my somewhat out of date altmetrics post: - John Dupuis
I think the NYT editorial happened because of you. - barbara fister
I'm afraid I can't take credit for that, other than as part of the overall consciousness raising efforts that have raised the profile of what's going on. On the other hand, I am doing a radio interview tonight on BC community radio. CFRO at 7pm/10pm. - John Dupuis
Lisa Hinchliffe
Intersection of info lit/instruction and user experience... Your best sources? Need to make case there is one. But, if you believe there isn't tell me why....
it's so self-evident I can't break it apart. I'll ponder. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Here's one that Clive Thompson sent to me over twitter (squee!) : There is a difference between competence and the feeling of competence: Inept and satisfied, redux: - copystar
It does seem self evident, but google scholar is not making the connection obvious for me. How has someone else not already made that connection? Deb Kolah who does UX at Rice University may know of some specific IL connections. - Joe - Systems Analyst
She had a poster paper in 2010 at SLA was the top reference for my google search, but it was about portals like pageflakes, a little dated now. If you contact her, say hi for me. She is the chair of the UX caucus of SLA. - Joe - Systems Analyst
The T. Scott P. paper seems ok. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Since Kent Anderson likes what T. Scott says and writes about, it gives me a little pause, - Joe - Systems Analyst
Erm, would some of the ethnography lit demonstrate a connection? - barbara fister
And library anxiety stuff? - barbara fister
Great ideas - keep them coming ... I need to counter an argument - well, at least make it complex - that if students LIKE something it is BEST for their learning and thus what the Library should do. But, ultimately I think students LIKE to get good grades, get jobs at graduation, etc. - asking them to figure out which library search environment will be best for getting sources in order... more... - Lisa Hinchliffe
I've noticed one point where UX and IL collide and I like to call it 'UX versus the Teachable Moment' That being said, we obviously can't base our work on purely what students 'like' more. One of my fave IL talks was about the importance of cognitive dissonance. Questioning our own assumptions is not something that we generally 'like' to do - but it's hard to grow our perspectives otherwise - copystar
Thanks. I have no problem at all with improving tools, etc. so I can stop spending all my time teaching students how to get around the system to do what they want. We should give them the most modern, functional, kicking it info environments we can. And then we should challenge them ... To think hard, find the best stuff, etc. In order to meet the expectations that faculty have for... more... - Lisa Hinchliffe
Nothing smart to contribute, except to say I loved the idea of "inept but satisfied users" , does that describe many users of web scale discovery services? There's a bit of speculation in , where they find that users are generally indifferent between the different discovery products during their "preference tests". The author wonders if users... more... - aaron
Now I'm thinking about how the goals of UX may in some ways seem designed to steer people away from threshold concepts. Only I don't think that's the case. Frustration with broken tools and stupid work that we have to do to work around systems that don't work well may actually postpone the real challenges that offer real intellectual and emotional growth. It may keep everything on the... more... - barbara fister
I too think that UX and IL are on the same side. Both groups, for example, have interest in evidence based practice while recognizing that research cannot be reduced to a set of simple mechanics. - copystar
These are so helpful. I am realizing the person I am struggling with may not be as familiar with UX as they insist they are. I really like the idea that we should dhave tools that work so the focus doesn't have to be on the tools! - Lisa Hinchliffe
I keep coming back to this thread and thinking about it more. Echoing Barbara's comments, maybe information behavior research might be related here--research that looks at processes people go through to find info and why they make certain choices. If the UX is bad, that affects how people act and think, which in turn affects the knowledge they build about the process. I've probably just... more... - Megan loves summer
"Information seeking" is another subject that might also be in the intersection of info lit and UX. - Joe - Systems Analyst
1. I read the relationship between the 2 as "instruction can help us figure out what's not working in the UX." For instance: patron looking at OpenURL screen with no results thought she had to look up isbn to do an isbn search in catalog (instead of just clicking link, which prepopulates isbn) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
2. Patrons need to work around even the simple things we think we've fixed - i.e., we implemented bento box search in our main search ( so that books are on right & articles on left (from Summon). And we are hearing that users are working around that interface to get right to the catalog -- ignoring what we thought would be the benefit of the bento box approach. fwiw. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Megan loves summer
I quite like the "you said, we did" promo at MPOW. Also displayed on posters in the libraries:
Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Uh oh. This patron is on to us: "Is this the department I would talk to if I wanted you to google an answer for me?
*begins list of stuff for google requests (googles some of the spellings)* - MoTO Moca Blend
It's the new "can you look this up for me?" inquiry. - Andy
Seems a legit reference query to me. - Deborah Fitchett
Article accepted to Portal!!!!!! Next up, revisions.
congratulations! - RepoRat
Congratulations! - Galadriel C.
Mary Carmen
Test results are in: passed blood glucose with flying colors. CF screen is negative. I am slightly anemic and will probably have to take an iron supplement. My stomach will hate it, but I can live with that....temporarily.
You're doing a great job. - Brian Johns
Thanks, Brian :-) - Mary Carmen
holly #ravingfangirl
Isis wore flip-flops, right? #notmadeforheels - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
OMG. - Derrick
Isis sure likes Butch Walker a lot. - Zamms
right? whodathunkit. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
You look great! I love the look! - Katy S from iPhone
thanks :) - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
that top is not historically accurate - DJF
clearly. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I wanna love this post and not just like it. - Laura
too cool! - Friar Will
Mary Carmen
23.5 weeks and new hair style.
Looking good, MC. :) - Steven Perez
LOVE THE HAIR - jambina
Wow great look. - Steve C
Thanks, y'all. Not sure that I am loving the hair. Big difference. - Mary Carmen
It works :) - Pete
Thanks, Pete. - Mary Carmen
i love the hair! (and you!) - ~Courtney F
Thanks, Courtney, right back atcha. - Mary Carmen
love love love all of it - weelibrarian
Thanks, Krista. - Mary Carmen
I like the hair! You look good with bangs. - kendrak
Thanks, KK! - Mary Carmen
Gorgeous! xx - Melly
Thanks, Melly! - Mary Carmen
Gorgeous! Also, Baby is taking weight out of your face. ;-) - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Thanks, Mary. Everyone said that I was having a girl because my face has changed. I'm not too sure I see it. As of yesterday, I'm officially 2 pounds heavier than before I was pregnant. I lost about 15 pounds in the first four weeks. - Mary Carmen
Well you look beautiful, and it sounds like you're right on target with baby growth. You'll lose 25-30 pounds at delivery, and a similar amount over a year or so of nursing, I think. So your face is already reflecting that delivery weight as spoken for - its not yours anymore. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Thanks, Mary. - Mary Carmen
You look fabulous! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
You're too cute. - Laura
Thanks, y'all. - Mary Carmen
Love the hair, pretty MC! - Anne Bouey
Purty! - Friar Will
beautiful <3 - Marissa
I *love* the hair - soo cute! I know the nausea thing has sucked. But if your doc says you're OK now, don't worry!!! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Cute hair! See how you like it after washing and not blow drying. That's how this mom rolls. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
What's washing? - Melly
Something I should eventually do today. - Mary Carmen
You stick your head in the sink with some hand soap. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
So I washed and let it dry naturally....not bad. I think I'll keep this style around. - Mary Carmen
laura x
In other news, I've now sold more Kindle books than any other format. Huh. - laura x
Your life is an open book - maʀtha
Kindle books are just so very easy to buy. Amazon did a great job with that process. - lris
I think Iris has it in one. You *have* to have one-click order supported to use a Kindle, and that makes purchasing really easy. - Walt Crawford
And once you have bought it, there you go, already to read it. No "loading" or anything. The zipless read. - Steele Lawman
Wow, it's just like going to the library to checkout a book. Only, you know, not. ;) - laura x
No one laughs at my jokes. My life is hard - maʀtha from Android
Oh, Martha, I'd laugh, except one person who read it has told me that she "feels like she knows too much about my life now." - laura x
Well, you know, memoirs - maʀtha from Android
i have the kindle version! - Marie
Laura, I just wish I knew MORE about your life now, because I find you fascinating. :) - Jenica
re-like - lris
Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Just interviewed by the local paper about getting rid of the last typewriter in the building. I'm always surprised at which library FB posts the paper picks up on. We have gotten great coverage as a result of our posts.
You had a typewriter? Cool! - Julian
Can I get your library's FB link/name? - Rachel Walden
We had one patron who was still using it almost daily, but it got past the point of no-repair. We successfully transitioned the patron to a computer and retired the ol' gal to the basement. IBM Wheelwriter Series II--the finest that 1988 had to offer. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
We still have TWO typewriters for the public, and there's one lingering in my department. I bet tech services has one somewhere, too. - kaijsa
We have a couple down in one of the computer labs. - lris
thanks! - Rachel Walden
Look what the mailman brought!
The happy Iris is my favorite part. - laura x from BuddyFeed
Sarah G.
So I look like this now #staycation #makeover
*waves* you look good - MoTO Moca Blend
Very sophisticated! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
It looks very nice (plus, now I don't have to wonder what a Grandma H/ Malcom X love child would look like) - sglassme
Lovely. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Heather Piwowar
squee!!! ImpactStory was invited to the White House!!! Jason+I+guests attended the Open Sci champs of change ceremony yesterday, and ImpactStory gave one of the 12 posters in the reception afterwards. [we weren't allowed to say anything publicly till after the event. almost killed me.]
photos and blog post coming soon. - Heather Piwowar
my seven year old? thrilled :) - Heather Piwowar
was a really nice celebration. felt great to see so many people I knew and admired, and learn of others. Also sad that so many others I thought should be there weren't there. But for the day I tried to focus on the happy, and succeeded :) - Heather Piwowar
duuuuuuuuuuuuude! ftw! - RepoRat
WOWOWOWOWOWOW. - Catherine Pellegrino
so awesome! - Sarah
thanks very much to whomever did whatever nominating. so appreciated. - Heather Piwowar
Coolness. - Joe - Systems Analyst
YAY - Hedgehog from Android
O.M.G. awesome - Marie
Awesome. - John Dupuis
Aw, Jean-Claude Bradley got to go! - Meg VMeg
Steven M. Cohen
When I die, I want the obit to read, "Librarian checks out...for good"
"Cohen Weeded From Public" in the case of untimely demise or homicide. - Steele Lawman
twss, of course, but it's also a good obit. - Steele Lawman
I once thought I should buy the domain, and dedicate it to 1) dead librarians and/or 2) library porn. Nothing ever came of it though. You might say the idea was DOA. :) - Steven M. Cohen
"Librarian's heart no longer circulates" - Andy
You all are bringing up my paralyzing fear of death. - kaijsa
Nooo, now you've brought up my deathly fear of paralysis! - Deborah Fitchett
laura x
Laura Crossett's Books and Publications Spotlight -
Laura Crossett's Books and Publications Spotlight
Laura Crossett's Books and Publications Spotlight
So my book is now available on Lulu, in paperback and epub. It will eventually be available in paperback on Amazon and through the Kindle store. I make more money if you buy it through Lulu. - laura x from Bookmarklet
Also: FriendFeed only special: if you buy a paperback, I'll send you the ebook for free, in your preferred format (EPUB, MOB, PDF). Drop a line to newrambler at the gmails to take part. - laura x
OMG Laura its a book!!! - maʀtha
Also, apparently FAST5 will get you 5% off on Lulu at the moment. - laura x
We need to get this book into WorldCat! - Stephen Francoeur
Kindle version now available! - laura x
Can I get a signed copy of the Kindle version? ;) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
indeed, is someone up to doing the original cataloging? - maʀtha
Jkram: Hahahahaha. - laura x
Also, I am conveniently already in WorldCat: - laura x
And now I've recommended that our library buy a copy. Students are making this decision all the time. - lris
What a great headshot! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
The LC classification in the "medical" class is a bit odd, I think. - DJF
I just finished it. It is a wonderful tale and well told. - DJF from Android
DJF: where would you put it? (NB: I am not a cataloger.) And more to the point, thank you. Immensely. - laura x from BuddyFeed
I don't know, since I I'm not a cataloger either, but it's not a medical book, or about the medical aspects. RG525 puts it beside What to expect... and similar titles. I would probably look to PR, American literature, assuming that that includes creative non fiction. When I'm at work on Monday, I can check the schedules ;-) - DJF from Android
(the only reason I know that R is medicine is that I worked in a medical library for a while and we DIDN'T have use R, because e used NLM classification for medicine. - DJF from Android
The Dewey number puts it in the same spot, and in my experience, memoirs tend to get shelved according to their subject matter (if they have one specific enough), unless the author is famous for being a Literary Figure. I have mixed feelings about all this, but they're too long to write on a phone. - laura x from BuddyFeed
Didion's Year of Magical Thinking is in PS, in my library. I am unimpressed with the idea that the classification of a book depends on the prominence of the author, rather than the subject matter. - DJF from Android
I would probably have put Laura's book in PS myself, without thinking about it hard (enough?). That said, from the perspective of a circ person without much cataloging background at all (though, outside libraries, I did spend almost a decade classifying books in a bookstore), the purpose of cataloging is access. So when you have a book like this, and you can only put it in one place,... more... - Marianne
My copy isn't here yet, but it doesn't seem crazy to me to put it in RG133-137.6 Conception. Artificial insemination. Contraception. Or we could go with the abominable HQ998-999 Illegitimacy. Unmarried mothers (need to look on my shelves for this one! yikes!!) There are some great essays and memoirs in the Rs. (Also, PS is a horrible section to browse. You'd think whoever devised it hated literature. Very user unfriendly.) - barbara fister
The horrible name of HQ998 aside, that's a more reasonable section than RG525, since the book is, arguable, "about" mom more than it is the fact of the pregnancy. - DJF
Also, I really need to reclaim Hope Olson from the library at work and finish reading it. The fact that LC puts female genital cutting in the middle of wedding planners as a "coming of age ritual" is really a problem. - DJF
LOLsob - lris
but back to Laura, this is why so many public libraries break the rules and have a separate biography section in nonfiction. - DJF
I try to get students to read the shelves as a record of past attitudes. The HQs are amazing for it. - barbara fister
I should say read the system - the shelves tell a different story. - barbara fister
DJF, yes, Dewey does that, too, as was discovered by one of our volunteers when pulling books . To quote her exactly, "WHYYYYYYYYYY???!!!!????!!!!!!" - laura x from BuddyFeed
I'm suddenly terribly saddened that I did not put it in the HQs. But in truth, I chose the medical classification (and I started with DDC, since I am, after all, a public librarian) for exactly the reasons Marianne mentions. I actually love browsing in the Ps, which just goes to show you that there is no one system to rule them all, or at least to make all the readers happy. - laura x
(I am watching this conversation carefully for tidbits to teach in org-of-info. :) ) - RepoRat
You can see the 618.2s at my library here: - laura x
I just ordered my copy!! - maʀtha
Ugh, the Ps! They take up the majority of two floors of stacks. This literature librarian would sometimes KILL to be able to send people to the 800s to browse fiction. And to have a biography section. That said, I like having memoirs in subject classes because of all the assignments to read about an athlete, a scientist, a Deaf person, etc. Moar browsing plz. - kaijsa
See, I just love getting to a spot and finding everything that a person wrote AND everything about them all in the same place. So I love the Ps. They take up a whole side of one floor at the UI Main library, and it's always been my favorite section. - laura x
well, that's the problem with public libraries: when does something stop being fiction and start being "literature"? It seems to boil down to "prose is fiction; poetry and plays are literature." - DJF from Android
The thing I find hardest is the cutters - everywhere else the author's name has some relationship. But not in the area where people are likely looking for particular authors. - barbara fister from iPhone
Well, we could put all the fiction into the 800s or pull all the poetry and plays out. I think the 800s are much, much worse for browsing that the Ps. But I may be in a minority here. :) - laura x
As noted, I'm thinking of offering a stapler to the first library to catalog Night Sweats: - laura x
Barbara, the second letter of the author's last name isn't enough of a "relationship" for you? ;) - Steele Lawman
Mine arrived on Saturday. Saving it for a treat after I slog through the five library-reserved books that all arrived at once. I'm enjoying looking at it, though. - Mama Lawson
"Well, we all need a hobby," is, I think, my favorite line in the whole book. - DJF from Android
DJF: That was a great moment. I always felt so dumb calling the women's health center. - laura x from BuddyFeed
I *hate* that all the works about the author and the work are shelved with the work in LCC. Because I want to browse the WORKS to read them, not the works about the works because I won't read them. #BrowsingAsAPatron - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mainly, I want an easy answer to WHERE THE HELL IS SHERMAN ALEXIE?! without having to remember PS3551.L35774. Cause I'm lazy. - barbara fister
Stephen Francoeur
Peter Suber's book, Open Access, is now freely available online!
Peter Suber's book, Open Access, is now freely available online!
listening to 2 grad students in a Games and Sims for Educ class describe the educational game they just built for our 1st-year orientation. Think your library doesn't have the resources to do amazing, cool stuff? Expand your understanding of your resources. Grad students rock.
They made a mascot-based murder mystery based on a local murder from the 1800s, with a Moodle quiz, a web-based game that leads to clues in the library, and library-designed learning outcomes. - Jenica
The head of first year programs is nearly bouncing with glee at how great this is going to be for our students, and I am, too. So much better than what we were doing! I can't wait until it's fully done so we can show it off! - Jenica
Rad! I hope you'll link it here when it's done. We're in the midst of a gen ed revamp that will bring back the FY seminar and have talked about a game for the library piece, too. - kaijsa
I totally will. - Jenica
Oooh, I have a Resident Librarian who would love to see that too! - Hedgehog
Thanks! It's inspiring to see fruitful collaborations between classes and the library, so I may want to pick your brain. We have a rhetorician who runs a game lab in English, so I'm hoping to collab with him and his students on something down the road. - kaijsa
Yep. This is a moment that I'm going to try to put into my permanent memory: Don't think "we can't make that happen", think "who can we reach out to to help us make that happen?" - Jenica
That sounds SO amazing! - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
laura x
Casa X just got a surprise visit from Iris. Your argument is invalid.
And I got to visit Casa X! - lris
JEALOUS! - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Hmmm, my argument isn't totally invalid, since Casa Webgoddess got a visit from both Tab and her lovely daughter Lily (and her husband, also known as Man-Tab) this evening. Lily and my dogs are great friends now, which helps to render my argument much more valid. - WebGoddess
ALSO JEALOUS! - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Okay, Robin's argument is valid. :) - laura x from BuddyFeed
holly #ravingfangirl
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Oh my God we are having a baby! Jed is getting me a puppy for my birthday. He will be a Basset, and we will call him Igor. <3 hooray for furkids. Otto is going to be a big brother :)
I just read this and almost had a heart attack after the first sentence. Yay puppy! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
what MC said! - holly #ravingfangirl
Lol :) furkids only for now :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
Yay! - Laura
Hee, sorry :) It's as close to a baby is this household is going to get for a while. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
Pics! - maʀtha
I emailed the breeder 5 minutes ago. WHY HASN'T SHE EMAILED BACK OHMYGAWD?! - Jed
Ditto MC & Holly - Soup in a TARDIS
Also, yay puppeh! Further, EYE-gor or EE-gor? *not helping* :) - Great Scott! Snow!
Eeeeeegore. Probably to be called iggy or Iggums :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
i forgot to take my heart meds this morning. i'll have my wife post my room number in the cardiac ward. - Big Joe Silence
Also fooled by the 1st sentence ----> - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sorry, sorry. As close to a babby as I can get :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
yay puppy!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Puppy!!!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
I will call him "Ee-gore" - MoTO Moca Blend
Awwwww Babby Puppeh! awesome. - A Gunny named Slickback
Heather Piwowar
Today is my last day as a postdoc! The 3 years zoomed past: great great run. Next up: full time direct employee of @ImpactStory :)
I want to write a blog post all about it. Alas swamped on time and emotion dimensions at the moment (family estate stuff, grant applications, new code release...). Struggle just to tread water just now. so we'll see. - Heather Piwowar
so access to the literature will be come an even bigger thing :( ? - Christina Pikas
I'm really lucky: I'm going to be able to keep affiliations to UNC ("affiliate") and UBC ("honourary research associate"), so I can still access subscriptions and have a local community. I fear my own ramp in OA ranting the day that I don't have uni affiliations, I will admit! :) - Heather Piwowar
Happy last day! - Hedgehog
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