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How do we show the value of our library work?

How do I tie seeing the Ellesmere Chaucer Facsimile or touching a cuneiform tablet or handling historical children’s books or pulp magazines directly to Student Career Success? Continue reading

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5 Things make a Friday post: Reentry edition

Had a fabulous time at the Nebula Conference last weekend. Lots of excellent conversations and really good programming. Caitlin was with us as always, and had a good time. She hung out with Joe Haldeman a bit. As one does. … Continue reading

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Digital POWRR nominated for DLF Comm/Cap award!

From the DLF announcement: The Community/Capacity Awards (DLF Comm/Caps, for short) are a new debt of gratitude from the DLF membership, selected annually by vote. We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 DLF Comm/Cap Awards! These are not awards for … Continue reading

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Nebula Awards Conference Schedule!

The Nebula Conference Weekend approaches! Here’s where you can find me: Thursday, May 12 2:00pm-3:00pm @ LaSalle 2 Interfacing with Conventions 3:00pm-4:00pm @ LaSalle 2 BarCon and Other Secret Handshakes 8:00pm-9:30pm @ Monroe Ballroom Welcome Reception Friday, May 13 4:00pm-5:00pm … Continue reading

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Cover art and Table of Contents: New Directions for Special Collections!

Contracts and agreements are all in, so now we can, with great pleasure, make our table of contents for New Directions for Special Collections public! Thank you to everyone who submitted, and to all who contributed. The book comes out in … Continue reading

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Musings on Libraries and Disability

Two articles that crossed my path today, at the intersection of libraries and disability: The Atlantic: Living Longer, With More Disability Library Trends: Access Is Not Problem Solving: Disability Justice and Libraries Both of these are directly relevant to my … Continue reading

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Librarianship lessons learned: a series of bullet points

For today’s blog post, I hereby present: bullet points of things I’ve learned as my career progressed, at the request of Amy Hildreth Chen: Talk less, smile more. (Hamilton reference!). While this can be read on occasion in a female-dominated … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Collection Development Pantser

In writing, there is often a distinction made between “plotters” and “pantsers” : folks who plan, vs. folks who see what happens next and then choose. Hi, my name is Lynne and I’m a Collection Development Pantser, especially when purchasing. After … Continue reading

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Rare Books and Special Collections in NON-ARL libraries: Let’s make a list!

I work in a Rare Books and Special Collections department in a library that is not a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). My impression is that much of the Rare Books and Special Collections literature in particular … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Dialogue in My Head About Academic Journal Publishing [rant]

An imaginary dialogue has been rolling in my brain for a little bit, prompted in part by a rhetorical question by Nancy Sims on twitter. Yes, yes, “expensive journals drive academics to break copyright law.” WhyTF doesn’t this drive ’em to … Continue reading

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