Library Day In The Life: #libday8, Day 3

Slept late again today, a luxury that’s about to end. Shower, hair, makeup, dress (put away laundry), breakfast, pack lunch and dinner (put away dishes), pack a gym bag (create more laundry), and then off to the Post Office to mail a package to one of my aunts in Illinois.…

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smart librarians and ebooks and dinosaurs, oh my

I haven’t weighed in on what I think of as the H-Cod fiasco (also known as the HarperCollins-Overdrive announcement in which HC has demanded that Overdrive limit library lending of licensed ebooks to 26, Twitterified as #hcod), largely because other smart people are talking about it more smartly than I…

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Movers and Shakers 2009

Congratulations are starting to roll in, so I ought to get this written, ASAP, I guess! I’m extremely proud to have been named one of Library Journal’s 2009 Movers and Shakers (though, as I said recently to some friends, I think being an LSW Shover and Maker might be more…

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adding another facet to selection

We’ve been working on ramping up to a fully-functional cooperative collection development stance for most of this year, and we’re … sort of getting there.  Our major thrust is to reduce duplication of titles among a core of about a dozen SUNY campuses, based on the notion that if more…

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a community of collectors

I’ve spent today in a conference room at SUNY IT, in Utica, NY.  I also have a stupidly awful head cold, making me feel like misery spread thinly on toast.  But it’s been a great day, because I spent it with a dozen colleagues from around SUNY, discussing our very…

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