Author Archives: Kimberly Hoffman

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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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Librarians un-desked: CiL2014 Day 1

“The learners shall inherit the earth..” #CILDCpic.twitter.com/LL5ffH1aJT — JD Thomas (@techfun) April 7, 2014 It is so good to get away from the job for just a short time to see the bigger library-in-the-world picture at Computers In Libraries 2014. … Continue reading

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Experiment like a mad scientist

I am…annoying…unattractive…anxious…sad…lonely… ( _____ fill in your adjective here!) See Dr. Todd Kasdan’s exercise in this TEDx video to disassociate the thinker from the not-too-productive thought! Dr. Todd Kashdan’s very excellent TEDx talk Becoming a Mad Scientist With Your Life … Continue reading

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Medley: Professional Development

…ruminate random thoughts, readings and things that don’t blog long… medley. My notes from Handheld Librarian 9 (online conference) My notes from Lorcan Dempsey presentation, delivered to WRLC at Georgetown – March 5, 2014 Going to read immediately: Nancy Duarte: … Continue reading

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Library report reading season

As I read the  state of our Libraries reports this month, I am keeping Michael Edson’s question in mind [ CUA Bridging the Spectrum 2014: Keynote ] – what would my library look like at 1000% improvement? National Science Board’s: … Continue reading

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Assembling Your Childhood or Lego’s Don’t Explode

I am blessed, with joy and fun, to have two sons. This allowed me to buy Lego’s for every Christmas and birthday for years (and still does!) I looked forward to the Lego Movie, but found angst amidst my glee. … Continue reading

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Until it is written!

February 7  from Poem-A-Day at Poets.org and everyone knows that nothing is really real until it is written. Onomatomania by Thomas Lux the word for the inability to find the right word, leads me to self-diagnose: onomatomaniac. It’s not the … Continue reading

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Medley: Inspiration

From time to time I may just ruminate random thoughts, readings and things that don’t blog long. We’ll call this – medley. This made me laugh out loud at work! ‘Numpty’ voted nation’s best word This “Frozen” month two colleagues … Continue reading

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Writer’s block?

It’s been too long since I have written a blog post. I can blame the cold, cold winter (yeast won’t rise and Polar Vortex, you know?) I can blame getting a new computer (and what is up with Windows 8? … Continue reading

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“Research depends on it”

Thanks, Dr. Karen Plaut for the most memorable line from Day 1 of the Data Information Literacy Symposium. Her quote (see title!) is in reply to the question “Why do I care about data information literacy?” Dr. Plaut also mentioned … Continue reading

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