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I’m back from the dead

It took me a while to get the hang of working full time and going to school 2/3rds time. That first semester though–that was hairy. It’s much easier focusing on 2 classes than 3 while working. So, I have 2 … Continue reading

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I’m a little behind

I’m a little behind on my blog posting >.< Sorry. Between full time school and full time work, I kinda ran out of time to post some things I’ve been thinking about posting…. After all, having to choose between sleep … Continue reading

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Librarians: Should we be popular or right?

Here’s the question posted in the discussion forum for one of my classes: Should the job of a reference librarian in assisting patrons be to “Serve Their Needs, Not Their Wants?”  In other words, if you couldn’t be both, what … Continue reading

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Collaborative Mindset

I’m a little too lazy to link back to my previous post based on the “Five Minds of a Manager” by Jonathan Gosling and Henry Mintzberg. Just look for it, yourself, if you feel the desire. As a part of … Continue reading

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Brainstorming a paper topic

For one of my library classes, I have to write a large paper (approx 20 pages) on an issue facing the library world, so I am brainstorming a topic. I know it’s not due until December 9th, but 3 things: … Continue reading

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Litter of 6 kittehs

So, after we took Solomon back, the PAWS foster coordinator offered us a choice of kittens. Some pairs, some trios, and then these 6 kittens. Jeff and I decided to go for the 6 kittens to see what that’s like. … Continue reading

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Beretta and Solomon

I fell behind on posting updates on the kittens we foster–so here’s the kitten we had for a month! She came to us so very tiny, and reminded us of Squeaker, except without the tipped ear. She was very skittish … Continue reading

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Analytical Mindset: Part 1

See here for the previous post of this installment. I’m again writing a reaction piece about the 5 Minds of a Manager article. Last week, the Reflective part was due, and this week it’s the Analytical. Analysis means loosening up  … Continue reading

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Collaboration buzzwords

In my last post, I was less than thrilled by some of the readings I had to do about collaboration. Here’s a summary of what I read in an easy to understand picture, for your edification.

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Collaboration/Community Engagement

You have to admit, “Collaboration” and “Community Engagement” are buzzwords. I’ve heard them quite often, and I used to always roll my eyes at that. It’s more corporate jargon that doesn’t really mean anything. Most of my readings on collaboration, … Continue reading

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