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Going on hiatus…

I’ve been finding that there are too many competing priorities for my time these days, and this blog is suffering because of that. If I could write faster – both my fiction and blog posts – this wouldn’t be so much an issue. I started this blog ages ago thinking of it as a diary.…

Link round-up: what I’ve been reading

This post on Creating and Maintaining your CV was linked from one of the ProfHacker articles I mentioned in an earlier post. This one is worth checking if you missed it. I don’t have this bug yet but have a number of friends who’ve succumbed. And now libraries? Cool: 3 Ways College Libraries Are Exploring Pinterest…

May the 4th…

It is May the 4th…that’s Star Wars day, don’t you know? I can see that some of you may not have been initiated – what?!?!? You’re not a slightly obsessed Star Wars fan? You don’t know about May the 4th Be With You? Even the official Star Wars blog recognizes it’s a special day! Okay,…

an inspirational keynote, reading & writing…

“…remember the nature of what it is you signed on for. You’ve come here to make a difference…” LeVar Burton at the 2012 O’Reilly Tools of Change conference.  Kent A. at the Scholarly Kitchen posted a link to LeVar’s keynote address. It’s 15+ minutes long, but worth every word. That’s a great way to start…

Link round-up: what I’ve been reading

From ProfHacker, one my favorite blogs: From the Archives: CVs and Annual Reports New Online Journal Addresses Teaching Day of Higher Education (like Library Day in the Life but for academic faculty!) Jenica Rogers from Attempting Elegance has a snippet from her presentation to CARL: “Librarians, it’s not okay to be clueless anymore.” I hope she…

things to smile about…

“It was the best of times…”  SPARC Open Access conference – new colleagues to network with! Kansas City, MO – the Plaza, Brio Grille, Jack Stack, and a great view from the Intercontinental Hotel new Honda CR-V with heated leather seats and hands-free bluetooth kudos from a colleague at rival in-state school on our data…