Category Archives: Opinion

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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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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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones….

…But words can and will hurt. Remember when you first heard that little sing-song as a kid?  It’s actually “Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Will Never Hurt Me?” It’s wrong.  The Internet is the first proof … Continue reading

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Miscellany: Match Day, Tuition Woes, and Biblio-fatalism

I spend my lunch hour (if I am eating at my desk) checking my RSS reader.  Here are today’s links of interest: Show Me the Money? – Santa Monica College to Offer Two-Tier Course Pricing John Jackson* alerted me to this … Continue reading

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Why We Do What We Do (A Gentle Reminder)

The Very Public Goldman Sachs Resignation Letter One of my favorite quotes: I attend derivatives sales meetings where not one single minute is spent asking questions about how we can help clients. It’s purely about how we can make the … Continue reading

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2012 Goals

(First off, good job, WordPress, for not reminding me that the domain for this blog expired on December 31st.  Only discovered this now, two weeks after the fact. (Of course, if I was supposed to have something enabled to receive … Continue reading

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