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Metaphors and the library conference

  I am one of the lucky ones – librarians attending ACRL2017 in Baltimore, MD. A good day at the conference includes intellectual awakenings, powerful fiction and social justice, unplanned conversations, new ideas and eureka moments, new fields to mine … Continue reading

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I picked up my pen

Oh, you know what I mean! I write this blog with my metaphorical pen. And when my prayers to God were met with indifference I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance (Still obsessed! by Hamilton) I offer regrets … Continue reading

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The value of “good work”

I wish I was more eloquent. I want to exhort and inspire and rain down wisdom from the mountaintops that hard work is noble! Being engaged in your work and intellectually curious, and sharing that enthusiasm and knowledge with the … Continue reading

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What keeps this librarian up at night!

Will humankind be able to build on knowledge of today in 400 years? Will they be able to find older references. It is already difficult. Do we really believe in “perpetual access?” As a STM reference librarian, I have been … Continue reading

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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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#hamilton and education

Alexander Hamilton! We've been waiting in the East Wing for you. #Bam4Ham https://t.co/AD8S0nwo98 — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) March 9, 2016

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A day with OCLC!

It is always good to get away from the desk, see a bigger library perspective and have time to reflect on library practices. It is even better when there is information shared and discussions with colleagues from many different libraries. … Continue reading

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Home?

I’ve always know I was born in the wrong place and the wrong time. My lovely trip to Ireland this summer reminded me there are homes of the heart. From the streets of Dublin, to New Grange, to Killary Bay, … Continue reading

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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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