New Directions for Special Collections: Cover reveal!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

*breathes into paper bag*

5 Things Make an Update Post

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Back from #confusionsf, where an epic time was had. I got to meet new folks, all of my panels were excellent and interesting and well moderated, and I participated in a Hamilton sing-along. So, a win all round, really. I’m saddened to report that the chocolate chip cookies WITH raisins were the more popular choice. […]

5 Things Make an Updatery Thursday Post

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

*emerges from the haze of vacation* I was mostly offline over the holidays, which was a good thing. Now is the time on Sprockets when we get up 2 hours earlier and attempt to hit the ground running! New Uncanny Magazine Issue 8 is out! Part 1 is live on the website, and you can […]

*dusts off blog* for 5 tiny things

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Yup. We’ve been so busy that I have not been able to blog for 4 months. O_O Uncanny Magazine Year Two launches with Issue 7 tomorrow. Verity! is in full swing discussing this season of Doctor Who Beth and I are working steadily on the next edited volume I’m part of NIU’s Program Prioritization committee […]

Master Syllabus for my SJSU Special Collections course

Friday, August 14th, 2015

At the request of the inimitable Ethan Henderson via Twitter, behold a link to the PDF of my   MasterSyllabus for my “Special Collections in a Web 2.0 World” class at SJSU, last taught in Spring 2014. Please note! This is very much subject to change if and when they ask me back– there are a whole […]

5 Things make a post–April catch up edition

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

So, I’ve had some website issues lately (sorry!), but my intrepid webmasters have got me up and running now. Thanks to them! Some stuff has happened. 1. Beth Whittaker and I have now returned our contract for The Book Formerly Known As The 21st Century Special Collections Reader. It will have a slightly different name, still […]

Call for Chapter Proposals: The 21st Century Special Collections Reader

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The 21st Century Special Collections Reader: contemporary approaches for special collections Call for Chapter Proposals Due February 1, 2015 The 21st Century Special Collections Reader will feature essays from emerging professionals and accomplished librarians and archivists, on a variety of topics that illustrate the depth, diversity, and complexity related to the broad realm of special […]

Yes, I’ve been a bad blogger. Here’s book of hours picspam to compensate.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Both work and life at Uncanny Magazine and life in general have meant that blogging has fallen by the wayside. Sorry. Here, have some pictures of our newest acquisition, courtesy of the generosity of Dr. Carla Montgomery. Book of Hours, printed on vellum, Paris, 1510, newly added to NIU’s collections.

5 Things Make a Post

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

*dusts off blog* We’ve been a bit busy this month, 1. We are setting up Uncanny. The big, robust website is being built, contracts are being signed,  we’ve found our first issue’s materials and are working on converting them into ebooks, authors are being paid, and are also working on all that setting up a small business […]

5 Librarian Things make a post

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

1.  The Digital POWRR Project published our White Paper (the IMLS deliverable) yesterday. I am so very, very proud of the work that we did, and of the colleagues that I have had the honor of knowing and working with for the past 2 and a half years. I hope that people find it useful. It […]