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New book review just published

New book review just published: Review of Jack O’Gorman’s “Reference Sources for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries” Public Services Quarterly 13, no. 1 (January-March 2017): 24-25.

This is book review #124!


Reference Sources for Small and Medium Sized Libraries

Women’s March

The historic Women’s March on Washington DC and around the world took place today to protest the new President. Washington DC had over 1 million people and St. Paul had around 100,000. Amazing numbers.


Some final and new Tweets

Final Tweets by President Obama POTUS and the White House Twitter accounts on Friday January 20, 2017.



This Tweet is interesting….its the Obama White House Twitter account, but all of sudden the new Trump White House Twitter is taking over.



New Trump White House Twitter account on Friday January 20, 2017



New Trump POTUS Twitter account with no Tweets on Friday January 20, 2017. Tweets were later posted that day.


The Inauguration was not supposed to turn out this way. I am sure that there is an alternative timeline/parallel universe out there where Hillary Clinton became our first female president. Sadly it was not my universe. Hopefully sometime in my life I will see a female president of the United States. Until then we are stuck with the orange dude for -4 years and counting down. I spent a little time watching the craziness and tiny crowds on TV and then I went to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Nothing like Star Wars to help take the pain away.

The last day of the Obama presidency

The last full day of the Obama presidency. 8 years of no drama Obama. Some of the last tweets on from the Obama presidency on Twitter.

(Accessed 1/19/2017

(Some of Obama’s last Tweets as POTUS. Tweeted January 19, 2017, Accessed 1/19/2017


(Some of Obama’s last Tweets. January 1 and January 10, 2017, Accessed 1/19/2017

(Accessed 1/19/2017

(Michelle Obama last Tweet as FLOTUS. Tweeted January 18, 2017,Accessed 1/19/2017

(Accessed 1/19/2017

(Biden last Tweet as VP. Tweeted January 19, 2017, Accessed 1/19/2017

(Previous Biden Tweet. Tweeted August 6, 2016, Accessed 1/19/2017

(Accessed 1/19/2017

(Some of the last Obama White House Tweets. Tweeted January 19, 2017, Accessed 1/19/2017

New publication

New publication! “Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 7, Issue 2, (Fall 2016): 20.

President Obama’s Farewell Address

Tonight was President Obama’s Farewell Address. Held in Chicago, he had the audience laughing and crying. Really the man is a gifted speaker. Its truly the end of an era.

Dead Pool Party 2017

Today was the 2017 Dead Pool Party! Continuing my tradition of not winning I received the traditional wooden spoon for my one board with no hits. Otherwise it was a great party with some wonderful food.

This years winners:

The 2016 Janet St Martin Sweepstakes
1st – Derek – Board 1
2nd – Josh
3rd – Carole – Board 2

The 2016 Terry Aho Memorial Draft Pool
Winner – Derek
Runner Up – Janet

New Years Day

New Years Day with the family – Mom and my sister Michelle

Happy 2017!

Happy 2017! My one resolution (you only need one) for 2017 is to finish the PhD!