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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

New publication

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

Happy 2017!

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

Philanthropy University

Today I received my Certificate in Social Sector Leadership from the Philanthropy University and the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. I have been working on their 7 MOOCs classes since March. Philanthropy University is the “first-of-its kind educational initiative helps people working for social good deepen their impact and change the world” […]

A guide to this years Christmas card

A guide to this years Christmas card: 1. My first short story: “The Personal Diary of Mrs. Martha Hudson, Housekeeper to the Famed Detective Sherlock Holmes” published in The Norwegian Explorers 2016 Christmas Annual, No. 15: The Miss Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 2. Back to flying – first time in over a year 3. Visiting the […]

A HathiTrust Thank You

One of the projects I have been working on in the library this year has been with the HathiTrust. The HathiTrust “is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, […]

edX MITx 14.73x: The Challenges of Global Poverty

I recently finished a edX “MITx 14.73x: The Challenges of Global Poverty,” a course of study offered by MITx, an online learning initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through edX, by Esther Duflo and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee. It was another MOOCs class that I decided to try and overall it was nicely done, so […]

IMDB ‘Little Wing’ update

Little Wing is a Finnish movie looking to go to the Golden Globes. So I backed their campaign and my ‘special thanks’ on IMDB just went up. The movie is “tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who’s quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother (Paula Vesala), who doesn’t want to grow up. […]

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 […]

The Personal Diary of Mrs. Martha Hudson, Housekeeper to the Famed Detective Sherlock Holmes

Aho, Melissa. 2016. “The Personal Diary of Mrs. Martha Hudson, Housekeeper to the Famed Detective Sherlock Holmes” in The Norwegian Explorers 2016 Christmas Annual, No. 15: The Miss Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Ray Riethmeier and Phillip Bergem, Editors. Minneapolis, MN: The Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota, 45-50. For the past 15 years The Norwegian Explorers […]