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5 Things Make a Post (with pictures)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

1. Caitlin had a rough start to the week, being kind of barfy overnight on Sunday and most of Monday. We’re not sure of the reasons–often it’s just allergies or random throat tickles. She’s doing much better now. Kept her overnight feed down last night, and has been better today.  Michael posted a picture of […]

One SF/F Research Wiki To Rule Them All…

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

I’m a member of the Science Fiction Collections Consortium. That’s one of those old-fashioned email listservs you may have heard about, where we communicate with one another about who has what, who’s getting what, and who may wish to be in touch with whom. :-) We offer each other duplicates, occasionally commiserate about lack of space, […]

5 Things Make a Monday Post

Monday, February 17th, 2014

1. Caitlin is relatively stable with slightly intermittent barfing. Her electrolytes are normal! She is nearly off of her pain medications (yay!); we suspect this may be adding to the abovementioned barfing (boo). We are now at the part of recovery where she’s basically mostly stable, and we need to be really patient and remember […]

Special Collections in a Web 2.0 World: The Master Reading List

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

I teach a SJSU special collections seminar this spring. It’s time to revise my syllabus! Would you like to help warp  shape the budding professionals of our field? Tell me in the comments: what am I missing? Required Textbooks: (i.e.: BUY THESE THEY WILL BE USED) Gailbraith, S.K. & Smith, G.D. (2012). Rare book librarianship: An […]

Final Thoughts on the ANADP II conference: lessons learned

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

So, I’ve done my writing up of my notes from the ANADP II conference over on the Digital POWRR project blog. I wanted to share some of my thoughts about themes and notions that I, personally, took away from the conference, particularly as a participant representing a project about smaller or less-well-resourced libraries, among a […]

On Salary Negotiation for Librarians

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Saw this on Twitter via Teresa Jusino. The GIF guide to getting paid. If you are on the market, this is important. I wrote a library-centric version a while back you’re also welcome to look at. I’m reposting it here. Three sentences are worth thousands of dollars. From 2011; I’m reposting it here for anyone […]

Librarianing makes a post :-)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

I went to the ANADPII conference in Barcelona late last month, followed immediately by Chicago TARDIS, hence my radio silence over here. Jet lag is definitely a thing. So was food poisoning, which I acquired on the flight home from Barcelona. UGH. I’m better now, thanks. Anyway, I’m beginning to do my writeup of my […]

5 Things Make a Post on a Wednesday

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

1. Christopher de Hamel is coming to campus today! He’ll be in Special Collections later this afternoon before his talk at 5 pm. I’m still rather excited. 2. Spain prep continues apace. This conference is going to be amazing. 3. Just ordered this Karen Hanmer piece for our collections. Teach all the binding methods! I’m […]

In other news… (5 things make a post)

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

1. Christopher de Hamel is coming to NIU to give a talk for the Art History department. The Friends of the NIU Libraries are co-sponsoring, and he will likely be in RBSC for at least some of his time on campus to talk to students. I’m rather geeked out about this, and will likely sheepishly […]

Two articles worth your time, particularly if you’re thinking of library school

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

1. Beerbrarian on whether it’s really worth doing. 2. The Library Loon on what to do when you get there to get the most out of it, if you decide to go.