Library day in the life: #libday8, Day 1

Happy Monday! I had a rough Sunday, on the pain front, so I set my alarm for 7:30, a full hour later than usual, anticipating that I would sleep poorly. I was right, and struggled out of bed, tired and sore, around 8. Shower, breakfast, dress, and go, with a…

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A thing at which I cannot fail

In my job, there are things at which I can fail, and things at which I cannot.  For example, I can fail to complete my secretary’s annual human resources paperwork in a timely manner, and all I get is a slap on the wrist and a request to do better.…

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Reality-based Librarianship for Passionate Librarians

Here it is, past the jump, as written and mostly as delivered. It’s hard to remember precisely what I said at which of the three times I did this, so this is some amalgamation of the three. I do know that once I set language patterns I stick to them,…

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Why I <3 Basecamp

We’re trying out Basecamp for project management in-house, and so far, I’m in love with it. In one screenshot, I can show you why. Collaborative document writing. With version control and comparisons. And comments local to the version of the document being viewed. Of which you can notify by email…

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Scrap it

I just tried to write a post I’ve had floating around in my head about librarians as the social workers of the information economy. When I started writing, though, I found the comparison hard to justify, in that I felt like I was trivializing social work in order to make…

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