Category Archives: LIS

The No Library Whining Zone: The End…or The Beginning? (and Prizes!)

First, a quick update on my anxiety inducer, the ALA Elections.  I ran for – believe it or not – three offices:  New Members Round Table:  Yes!  I’m your new Leadership Development Director! Reference and User Services Association: Yes!  I’m … Continue reading

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The No Library Whining Zone: A Social Experiment

Call it refreshed perspective from the double-team of ACRL and a relaxing holiday in Florida, but I came back to find that library land seems to have gotten their knickers in a knot of late.  If it wasn’t the New … Continue reading

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Who Rule the World? Girls – Part 2a: When the Bullied Becomes the Bully

Library-land has had more than its fair share of Internet bullying of late (see this and this) and I thought I had seen it all.   I thought we had reached the darkest portions of the ugly underbelly of the … Continue reading

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I am Powered By Drupal!

First, the good stuff:  It’s ALIVE!  You can go to katekosturski.com, which will redirect you to katekosturski.info and you can see my shiny new Drupal site.  I am officially powered by Drupal! (I may have actually cackled like Frankenstein when … Continue reading

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Tech Interlude #2 – I Built a Drupal Thing!

Drupal was on my radar since August, when I went to Drupal Camp CT. (Read about those experiences here.) After camp, Life got in the way, so any tinkering with Drupal was put off to the side….for over six months. … Continue reading

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Tech Interlude: Git to the Hub

Yesterday, thanks to a great tutorial from the Library Code Year Interest Group, I completed my first successful project on GitHub. If you don’t know what GitHub is, it’s a web-based open source repository for collaboration on software development.   … Continue reading

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On Awards and Statistics and (Ir)Relevancy

(N.B. – I’m going to get back to the gender and librarians series after the holiday weekend.  Scholarly research and Bailey’s Irish Cream do not mix.  Youth Services libs, I still welcome your comments!)  Today is one of those days … Continue reading

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