Category Archives: Library Science

Sharing the “Librarian Job Ad Drinking Game”

This has been floating around on Facebook, and thanks to one of my fellow head editors for INALJ, Sandra Hoyer, I now know who to credit for this awesome game. Mr. Library Dude, you deserve many, many kudos. My favorite … Continue reading

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Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library (ALA2013)

I attended the Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library presentation/discussion during ALA2013, and definitely enjoyed learning more about the special interest group and the idea of setting up a Deaf Cultural Digital Library in every state. Alec McFarlane was an … Continue reading

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ALA Battledecks = library presentations + ‘Whose Line’

“You need to go to Battledecks!” a Facebook acquaintance of mine told me. Battledecks? I’d seen people talk about it on ALA ThinkTank on Facebook, but figured it was something akin to D&D, and way beyond my ken. The definition … Continue reading

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ALA2013: A first-timer’s first impression

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be writing posts about things I learned during #ALA2013 (formerly #ALA13). I will also set up a book-review tab or a feed from Goodreads (or both), because I SWEAR I will do my … Continue reading

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In downtown Chicago for #ALA13? Take advice from this Chicagoan

Originally published on INALJ on June 24. In downtown Chicago for #ALA13? Take advice from this Chicagoan I moved to downtown Chicago 3 years ago, and since then, I’ve learned a lot about navigating Chicago, and what kind of free … Continue reading

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First Impressions Done Right – DePaul University Library

My father-in-law was very impressed by the DePaul University library, and by extension, DePaul University itself. Customer service is to commend for this. Wait, let me back up and explain. He came to Chicago a couple months ago, one of … Continue reading

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18 Tips for Writing a Manual for Work

18 Tips for Writing a Manual for Work Originally published on INALJ on June 3. I’m one of those Hermione-types of people who read manuals. If I need to learn something, my first order of business is to read the … Continue reading

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Piracy IS theft, no matter what people say

I have been seeing this image around the internets and Facebook, and it bugs me because of its simplicity. (Apologies to whoever originally made it–I wasn’t sure how to credit you for the idea.) It’s such a simple idea, and … Continue reading

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So….what is an adjunct faculty job fair?

So….what is an adjunct faculty job fair? (Originally published on INALJ on May 1) While searching for jobs, I ran across an intriguing posting for the City Colleges of Chicago. They were holding something called an adjunct career fair at … Continue reading

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A couple of things about that quarter-life crisis

There were a couple things about having a quarter life crisis that didn’t quite make this story on CBS2 (and holy crap, am I actually a “millennial”? I feel older than that) that I’d like to point out here. Keep … Continue reading

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