EQS 2017

Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times:

The 25th symposium for library paraprofessionals and support staff presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries
May 23, 2017
Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Another year, another EQS. The EQS (Enhancing Quality Staff) in Changing Times Symposium is for University of Minnesota library staff and library staff from other universities and public libraries that want to attend. Basically its an all day conference for the library staff. This is my 9th EQS and they have all been fun. Sadly no prize wins this year (but I have a friend who has now won 4 years in a row), but I did attend some very interesting talks and one of my talks was cancelled.

 


First talk of the day: ‘Free tools to help manage big messy projects’ with Ben Wiggins.


‘Two Efforts at Reaching Patrons Experiencing Homelessness’ by Chris Ruiz and Kyle Orcholski

 

 


Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 


‘Ex Libris: Bookplates and Other Marks of Possession’ by Margaret Borg

 

 


Fee libraries bag of the libraries!
Cake vs ice cream the ultimate battle! EQS snacks.


‘Google Search – Advanced Search Tricks, Limits & Teaching Tips’ by Nancy Herther
Monopoly chocolate! The best talks bribe their audiences.


‘The Nuts and Bolts of Insect Illustration’ by Dr. Ralph Holzenthal


My Google Scholar profile was used in a talk today: “Online Identity- Do’s and Don’ts” by Kristen Mastel and Caitlin Bakker. I wasn’t there to see the presentation, as I was attending another talk, but I’m sure it was awesome! I was asked last week if they could use it in their presentation as a “Do” and I said sure. Thanks for photo Kristen!

Congratulations Doctor Dave!

My friend Dave Davis (aka Hugh L. Davis III) finished his PhD and is now Doctor Dave! Dave’s dissertation was on “The Impact Of Commercial Banking Development On Economic Growth: A Principal Component Analysis Of Association Between Banking Industry And Economic Growth In Europe.” He was very kind and thanked me and fellow PhD students: “To my classmates, Shawn Lowe, Ed Bee, Richard Baker, Greg Bonadies, Patton, Melissa Aho, and Madeline Messick: had it not been because of their friendship, it is doubtful that I would have ever completed this chapter of my life” (pages iv-v). I am sure that Dave would have done just fine without us, but its still nice to be thanked. Thanks Doctor Dave!

The Part Where I Am Thanked

 

My friend Todd just had an article published and he thanked me in the paper for helping edit the paper. How cool is that. Thanks Todd!

Barry, Todd. 2017. “Trade Gains via Business Market Share: U.S.-Global Posturing with Insight from Previous Manufacturing Battles” International Journal of Business and Information Volume 12 Number 1.

You can find the paper here: http://ijbi.org/ijbi/article/view/201

Todd Barry 2017

New book review published

New book review published: Alec Ash’s “Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China”. Library Journal, March 1, 2017, Vol.142(4), p.95. This is book review #125!!!

With this book review, I have been reviewing books for Library Journal for over 10 years!

New publication!

Two new short articles in the latest edition of the Waypoint, one with happy news and one with sad news:

“Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 7, Issue 3, (Winter 2016/2017): 31-32.

“New Horizons: Patricia Emberg.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 7, Issue 3, (Winter 2016/2017): 32.