friends and foes

I have lots of thinks to write about, and no time in which to write them. So, instead, please go read what Kevin Smith has to say about the amicus briefs filed in the GSU copyright case. As always, he is readable and directly on point for academic libraries: I…

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Why build resilience?

As part of my time at NLS6, I’ll be giving a workshop on resilience. I was asked to write a piece for discussion for the conference blog, and so I gladly did. I was my usual bluntly honest self, and admitted I’m figuring this one out as I go along……

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Links and photo credits for Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference

As promised during my Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference webinar today, here are the things I’m quoting, referencing, and using during my presentation. There is also a link to the video here. Blog posts referenced: David Lankes: Beyond the bullet points: Missing the point and 3D printing Brian Mathews: Search…

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a podcast and a webinar

(Subtitles that floated through my head: “and a bear, oh my!” and “hear my disembodied voice in your head” and “words that are abominations”. But enough of my quirk. Or not!) Late last week, I explored the joys of living in the future and spent my late afternoon talking via…

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questions about library leadership

I’m a member of a SUNY Council of Library Directors task force on leadership, and my fellow task forcers and I had a conference call on Friday to talk about our next steps. The problem statement we all agree on is that we need to nurture library leadership and management…

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