Category Archives: Technology

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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“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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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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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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Back to RSS

This very busy Fall semester, I barely keep up reading my daily email alerts from ASEE First Bell, Inside Higher Ed, Wired Campus  and Scholarly Kitchen.  I become increasingly anxious every day as I scan the headlines – the death … 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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F2F Inspiration

I can’t find a good balance in my life and it is – quite literally – messing with my mind and health. For others, January is for setting resolutions. For me, it is for getting around to things I didn’t … 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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Got Stress?

Information can be stress inducing, don’t you think? There can be too much information, or too little information. It can come at you too fast or, sometimes, too frustratingly slow. It can be good, scholarly, peer reviewed information; or very, … Continue reading

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