opting in and opting out

I just got an email from the University of Michigan’s School of Information informing me that they have created an account for me, using my name and email address, in their job placement database, because they noticed that I publicly posted a job ad relevant to their students. And now…

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kind of creepy, dude.

Y’all: This, right here? Is kind of creepy. Don’t send me messages like this. Hi Jenica, Just stopped by to say grrrrrreat picture and quote. [male librarian] See also: The Creepy Librarian Stalker Hypothesis. I could get into the politics and assumptions of sending the above comment to a female…

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on being gracious and owning your shit

“Own your shit.” I say that a lot. Usually not in my workplace, but in my professional community. Every now and then someone will ask me to define it. Catchphrases need that from time to time.  Life has presented me with some good examples recently, and so I’ll use them.…

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on age, technology, and culture

Yesterday morning I wrote 90% of a long, well-thought-out post about online identity and librarianship and stereotypes and age and leadership… and WordPress ate it sometime between leaving my house and arriving at work.  I can’t recreate it. So I’ll say this, which bears some passing resemblance to that, though…

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IOLUG speaker’s notes on online identity

Ages ago I promised some librarians I’d post my speaker’s notes for my IOLUG presentation on online identity.  Here they are, behind the jump.  It’s pretty true to what I said that day; I tend to paraphrase off these writings rather than read straight from them, and this version is…

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