Author Archives: Kimberly Hoffman

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Computers in Libraries 2015

I am not a “sketcher” I virtually attended the first day of Computers in Library 2015 Presentations (CiL2015) in Washington, DC as I manned the reference desk. I did this by watching the twitter stream #cildc hashtag. I had a … Continue reading

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Washington Post books it!

This post should really be titled YES! that’s what I think. Reading is a life force for me and I suspect many others. Today’s Washington Post Outlook section is entitled: Overbooked: What, and How, to Read – Washington Post (April … Continue reading

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Down Time

My perfect daily schedule would consist of a book a day, a walk a day, a nap a day. This holiday season I came really close to this imagined perfect schedule. A confluence of the forgiving academic calendar and at … Continue reading

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Paradoxical

Every now and then something will set of the synapses in my brain and things will begin to flow again. Thank you David Brooks – from The Good Order: Routine, Creativity and President Obama’s U.N. Speech Sept. 25, 2014 – … Continue reading

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Getting my ducks (…books) in a row

This post is all about reading! Reading – close reading, deconstructive reading, symptomatic reading, distant reading, surface reading, just reading, forensic reading, social reading, e-reading, re-reading, digital reading – JUST READ! This was a great article about reading (and I … Continue reading

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Impact, promotion and press releases

Summer is Impact Factor (IF) season. Publishers, societies, and journal editors the world over anxiously await the outcome of the latest version of the Thomson Reuters® Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Will their journal IFs have increased or decreased? How will they … Continue reading

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Droodiana (?) as literary data

My first musical – actually on Broadway – was a mystery to me for the first half of the show. What were we watching? The tickets were a gift,  a treat, as family watched our young children. We ventured into … Continue reading

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The Twitter voices at #cildc 2.0 – This one has the underscores converted to dashes so they don’t break into two… http://t.co/FvZbaXw5te — ITI Conferences (@LibConf) April 11, 2014  

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Tactical Librarianism: CiL2014 Day 3

#TacticalLibrarianism was coined today by Librarian Adam Traub from RIT paraphrasing Mike Lydon author of Tactical Urbanism and this morning’s keynote presentation by the same name. City planners remind us of the power of Short Term Action |Long Term change. … Continue reading

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Librarians off the path: CiL2014 Day 2

My thanks to JD Thomas @techfun for these great quotes graphics! Correction added – Giving credit where credit is due by Chad Boeninger @cfbeoninger “We shouldn’t be concerned about libraries without books but libraries without librarians.” / @cfboeninger at #CILDC … Continue reading

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