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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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New Directions for Special Collections: Cover reveal!

*breathes into paper bag*

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5 Things Make an Update Post

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 … Continue reading

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5 Things Make an Updatery Thursday Post

*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 … Continue reading

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*dusts off blog* for 5 tiny things

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 … Continue reading

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Master Syllabus for my SJSU Special Collections course

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 … Continue reading

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5 Things make a post–April catch up edition

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 … Continue reading

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