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Collection development is like ice cream

My office mate is a collection development prodigy, with RSS feeds to publications, blogs, and libraries who have strong collections in her fields. She devotes time each week to selection. I’m less methodical. I love reading reviews, and submit books … Continue reading

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Library philosophy, value neutrality

I just finished up the last bits of the chapter I wrote with a biology professor here, a “how we did it good” piece about teaching sustainability concepts through the library as a place. It was a fairly straightforward piece. … Continue reading

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Gawd I love Barbara Fister

She always comes through with a clear cutting analysis of things that are bugging me in libraryland. She’s sharp as tacks. She makes me laugh. After following her for years on the COLLIB listserv, I’ve been getting a kick out … Continue reading

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Rollins at ACRL 2013

My heart did a little leap and skip and a jump when I saw that Henry Rollins is speaking at ACRL 2013. After I hurriedly calculated whether there was any way I could attend in Indianapolis in April, I giddily … Continue reading

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Mindbendingly Awesome Information Conveyance

Time lapse video map of Europe. I had no idea Lithuania was so BIG. 

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Diversity of interests

In the course of researching a copyright guide for faculty at work, I’ve been delving more deeply into the issues surrounding open access. Occasionally, I run into a new issue that I could be interested enough in to frame my … Continue reading

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Wikiman RAWKS again

With this slideshare, which I think nicely complements this NYTimes opinion piece. The latter speaks of the author’s anger about the upcoming changes to the NYPL main branch, apparently to yet another wifi-enabled coffee shop. The shift wikiman describes in … Continue reading

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