Category Archives: academic_libraries

Libraries, conferences & perpetual learning

To begin, this is just an aside about why it is important to write up conference experiences and why blog. This is the heady, humanizing work that happens when you write for general readers. It’s complexity enacted through connections. From … Continue reading

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Passion and the library conference!

Hamilton + libraries #cildc (esp for anyone w/panels in the Jefferson room) https://t.co/FKdCGGPTrE — Robin (@thetenthscholar) March 8, 2016 The most fun in life is to share experiences and passion! Yesterday I had a chance to twitter converse (is that … 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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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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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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“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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Faith

“The substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Toby Ziegler West Wing Fourth season “Evidence of Things Not Seen” This is my favorite definition of faith. In this very chaotic first week of the semester … Continue reading

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Change and serendipity

I realized this week that I want no part of this change that I have been managing for more than a year. I have been preaching to my staff that closing a library is bad and sad, but maybe also … Continue reading

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Year-end review OR twice in two days…

As we wrap up this academic year, I am evaluating this academic year by ideas, not by closing a library. My choice! It’s been a tough year…but the ideas survive and nourish a tired brain. One of the biggest trends … Continue reading

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More on CiL2013

CiL2013 Notes: Tuesday, April 9 This year, CiL seemed to really put the Computers (all things tech) back into this conference! [NOTE: Just capturing information here; will write further notes] IMPORTANT NOTE: Get back to this ASAP –  Nebraska Learns … Continue reading

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