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Snow days of reading

Oh, how I shovelled (see spelling rules here) and worried during the great #blizzard2016; #snowzilla (as branded by the Washington Post!) I had hours of blissful reading, too! I was in the middle of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, inspired … 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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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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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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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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Life’s punches

Roll with the punches, my Dad always said. We would laugh.  Dad’s always say funny stuff over and over and over again. Now I begin to understand my Dad was saying it to himself, as much as to us. Remember … Continue reading

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Freedom according to Chaucer

According to my favorite (now online) reference tome…OED…it is time for reading and walking. Closing. moving, and consolidating libraries will have to wait. Vacation n. Freedom, release, or rest from some occupation, business, or activity. c1386 Chaucer Wife of Bath’s … Continue reading

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No Comfort Zone

Where did I ever come up with the idea that there might just be a day at my job where I was comfortable? It is never going to happen. Almost four years ago, we moved to the DC area. A … Continue reading

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Dancing With My Whiteboards

I’d rather be dancing with my whiteboards than writing my annual report! Good song lyrics, don’t you think? While our students are away we are re-purposing yet another library space (my 3rd such project in 3 years on the job.) … Continue reading

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