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LibTech 2017

Today (Thursday March 16) I attended LibTech (Library Technology Conference) 2017, which was held at Macalester College. While it was a Wednesday and Thursday conference, I just wanted to attended Thursday’s session as I was interested in seeing the Keynote speaker Patrick Meier. Meier’s area of expertise is in Humanitarian Technology and Innovation, such as […]

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

Taking your MLIS Abroad

I discuss my time as a Librarian in Honduras (2002-2003) in the new book Taking your MLIS Abroad: Getting and Succeeding in an International Library Job by Lara Seven Phillips & Katherine G. Holvoet which was just published on November 30, 2016. From what I have read so far, its a great book and gives […]

Dinner and The Librarians

I had dinner at Nevanka and Lal’s house tonight. Nevanka cooked Sri Lankan and everything was wonderful, but a bit spicy. Well spicy for this Minnesotan palate (I had emailed her earlier in the week reminding her that spicy will kill me and she did not cook anything spicy!). It was also wonderful to see […]

Virtual Reality

I tried the new Virtual Reality lab in the library today. It was amazing. I figured it would be like some hokey video game, but it was so lifelike. In one game/simulation or whatever they are called, I was in the mountains and looking over the edge of a cliff and was told to walk […]

Shiny new business cards!

Look! New business cards due to the new degree and new cube on the 3rd level.

I’m a trading card!

I’m a trading card! A few years ago I backed a Kickstarter campaign to be turned into a trading card and I received it today!

EQS 2016

Today was the EQS (Enhancing Quality Staff) Symposium for the U’s library staff. Yes, the let us out of the libraries once a year. They have all sorts of different talks and activities you can attend and I always signup for fun activities vs. dull ones that relate to work. So this year I attended: […]

Authority files, behold the power

I learned more about library authority files today. They are a cataloging tool that organizes bibliographic information by using a single, distinct spelling of a name or a numeric identifier for each topic. Basically they try to standardize people, places, and things. So if you have written a book that was purchased by a library, […]

New book review!

New book review: “The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young” by Somini Sengupta. Library Journal March 1, 2016 Vol. 141 Issue 4, p116. FYI…this is book review #123! End of Karma2016