Category Archives: Books

Art …of a good read!

    Baseball, literature and life make for a great story. I just love a good book and hated to put this one down. I’m still missing Henry and Schwartz.

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Thinking Time & Space

Give the man his thinking space. Late August, and people must be talking about the President’s vacation. I was lucky enough to have a vacation this summer – first one in two years – and I feel better. Rested and … Continue reading

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Perspective on reading needed

It is the end of the semester…almost. Which means people are stressed and cranky and everyone needs a break. When I think of taking a break, it always involves reading a book. Reading is my de-stressor. But, I’m a little stressed thinking … Continue reading

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It was a hard conference…ACRL2011

The Association of College & Research Libraries – ACRL 2011 conference was held in Philadelphia, PA March 30- April 2. I attended most sessions with my on-the-cusp Library Administrator hat. There was not much smiling, much less guffawing, in the … Continue reading

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#fff

If I could blog in Twitter hashtags only, this week would look like…#fail #fail_wife #fail_mom #fail_aunt #fail_momofgirlfriend #fail_friend #fail_coworker #fail_lib #fail_losingweight #fail_kneestillsore #fail_eloquence. Not to mention #fail_wordpressapponandroid. You get the picture. It is #fff feeling failure Friday. However, how kismet-like … Continue reading

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The gift of a book

I have been berating myself at work this week for not keeping up with my reading…Inside Higher Ed, ASEE – First Bell, and Wired Campus posts are piling up in my inbox. Not to mention being three weeks behind on … Continue reading

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N+1 or N-1

What are the metrics of your life? Do they tell the story? Are we in the story? Have you seen the Scale of the Universe? A little humility is a good thing. Return on investment, crowd size and election returns are … Continue reading

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ALA DC 2010

Nomenclature for non-Librarians reading this blog: ALA is the acronym for American Library Association ACRL – Association of College and Research Libraries, division of ALA LITA – Library and Information Technology YALSA – Young Adult Library Services Association AASL – … Continue reading

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Me & Nancy Pearl

I learn so much reading blogs. Who thinks reading blogs is declining? I was reading Is Twitter Replacing the RSS Feeder? – while cleaning out my RSS feeds in prep for going being out of the office for five days. … Continue reading

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Embracing uncertainty

Thanks to PBS for this widget I am so NOT good at this. Is it just me? Or, are all of my fellow country men and women having trouble embracing uncertainty?  It seems to me that I and others are … Continue reading

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