purple stripes

There’s been a lot going on around here lately, and some days it’s been hard to see the good in it. This fall semester was a test of my optimism. I’m an inherently optimistic person, and I believe in the good in people. This fall pushed me to some of…

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on apologies

At CLA’s Great Debate last week, library conference and blogosphere fixture Stephen Abram addressed panelist Jane Schmidt with “Jane, you ignorant slut!” You may recognize that as a famous Dan Aykroyd line from Saturday Night Live, from the 1977-78 era. And you may, additionally, be wincing at the thought that…

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Killing Fear part 7: Speak.

[Part one is here. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.] So, what our undiscussables? Here’s one. Talking. Speaking where we might be heard is a point of our professional fear. In the past few years I’ve publicly griped about the American Chemical Society (hi, ACS guys! *waves*), Elsevier, EBSCO, Proquest, the…

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new frontiers sometimes suck

I just did something I’ve never done before. I deleted a tweet. You can guess which one. I’d left it up because it’s a legitimate part of the record of my actions and communications, and while I’d preferred, on an emotional level, to delete it, I thought it mattered to…

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in which i apologize and ask for clarity

Warning: bad language ahead. This morning, I wrote this: @wawoodworth this has to be the stupidest, most pointless kerfuffle I’ve EVER HEARD OF. Fucking bunhead librarians make me sick. June 28, 2012 11:01 am via Twitter for MacReplyRetweetFavorite @jenica26 Jenica Rogers I also wrote this: Heartbreaking & appalling that w/all…

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