Students and clicky pens

It’s a zoo here. It’s exam week, and we’ve gone through nearly 1000 free candy canes, and a giant stack of free bubble sheets. And the natives are getting restless — the ones in their offices, and the ones sprawled in the group study area. So this blog — students…

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Staying in touch

When I separated out my personal and professional blogging, I made a few deals with myself.  One was that I wasn’t going to let my personality get wiped from the professional blog, another was that I wouldn’t let the professional side languish, and another was that I would try to…

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Management geeks unite!

So, lots of librarians I know cringe when conversation starts to sway toward issues of management, leadership, planning, strategy… and that’s okay. Not everyone wants to be a manager, not everyone is good at strategic planning, and not everyone has the knack for leading others. That doesn’t make them bad…

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Linklove

Today’s blog post is brought to you by a reference desk shift on the first day of classes. I’ve had our expected start-of-semester problems with campus servers, no challenging/real reference questions yet, and lots of internet to read. * The biggest news I’ve seen in a long time in the…

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sirens, harpies, and wax

“these words are my diaries screaming out loud and I know that you’ll use them however you want to” Anna Nalick, Breathe (2 AM) Why Michael Gorman decided to start posting his anti-blogging/anti-web 2.0 manifestos on the Britannica Blog, I’ll never understand. That said, John Blyberg has come up with…

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