Even though I have attended SLA once before I took advantage of an opportunity offered by the local San Francisco chapter of SLA: the opportunity to have the assistance of a conference mentor. In this case, a conference mentor is someone who helps you figure out how to make the conference work best for you. […]
putting stuff on your calendar? make sure to choose the right time zone! pack business cards try to find some nice clothes … just in case air out luggage laundry comfy shoes pack small bag good for toting around ipad, mifi figure out what to do when not nerding around finish identifying cool programs to […]
librarians like to talk about this: what to call library users. i wonder if this makes a real difference for library users?
I’ll say something more interesting later in the week, but I did want to get the word out that MIT Press is having a half-off sale. The MIT Press has lots of cool stuff (everything from coffee table books to seriously scholarly stuff), but this is of interest to librarians because The Atlas of New […]
This time of year usually brings some relaxation as classes are over and I usually take the summer off from school. This year is different: due to a variety of issues which came up during the past semester I still have a class to complete by the end of the summer … and my internship […]
They may be interesting … or not.
Many months ago … sometime last year … I saw an announcement (I think it was through ACRL but can’t be sure) calling for volunteers for committee service. I had never served on any ALA committee and am new to librarianship so I figured that, while I’d try, I wouldn’t expect much. I went to […]
Some time ago a gentleman from whom I take professional advice asked me to visualize my future librarian workplace … Here’s a photo of my current non-library workspace: What does your workspace look like?
So, having had a few spare cycles this evening I prepared to try Tiny Tiny RSS and I ran into a roadblock pretty early on by a prerequisite for Tiny Tiny: it requires a slightly newer version of PHP than my hosting provider uses. At the moment (and, for many years) I’ve used Dreamhost … should […]
Ever since Google announced the sunsetting of their Google Reader (GR) service this coming June I’ve been on a mad dash to find a replacement. I follow about 500 feeds daily and I do it from a variety of platforms and locations. Having a workable replacement that works cross-platform (Android and iOS, MacOSX and Windows), saves the […]