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Learn How to Brag Without Sounding Like a Jerk

Believe it or not, self promotion is not something I do well. It is brought home to me regularly when I’m writing monthly reports in the office or when someone asks me for my bio for a speaking gig. A couple of months ago I tweeted that I needed help with this and several people […]

I Wrote a Chapter for The Readers’ Advisory Handbook!

I’m excited to announce that The Readers’ Advisory Handbook is now out! Over a year ago my friend, and awesome librarian, Kaite Mediatore Stover asked if I would be interested in writing a chapter for her readers’ advisory book.  She wanted me to address the online aspects of RA.  I’m more of a blogger than an […]

Time Off for Reflection, Regrouping and Prioritizing

I am taking the next two weeks off. Your regularly scheduled blog posts will resume on January 4th 2010. Why? The short version – It’s the holidays, things are slow and it’s always good to take a break. The long version – I need time to regroup and realign my priorities.  Lately I’ve been scrambling […]

Voting is Open for the 2009 Edublog Awards – Go Vote!

Voting ends Wednesday December 18th. Yes even you library people. You’ll find some great new blogs to read and trust me there are names in there you’ll recognize! The Edublog Award Categories…. Best individual blog Best individual tweeter Best group blog Best new blog Best class blog Best student blog Best resource sharing blog Most influential blog […]

My Nominations for the 2009 Edublog Awards

My Nominations for The 2009 Edublog Awards are: Best individual tweeter – Marianne Lenox and her blog Best new blog – Emergent by Design by Venessa Miemis Best resource sharing blog – Librarian in Black Best librarian / library blog – The Unquiet Librarian by Buffy Hamilton Deadlines for nominations is Tuesday 8 December!  Then the voting begins, […]

On Weakness: Identify, Cope, Accept Mistakes Will Happen, Acknowledge, Correct, Apologize, Learn and Move On.

Yesterday morning I stood in front of a group of people and told them to admit their weaknesses, which of course has me thinking about mine. I did this during a time management workshop, so the example I be used for myself is how bad my memory is and how I cope with that.  Tuesday another […]

Put Down the Phone and Pay Attention

Last week I (and many others) spent a lot of time documenting the Internet Librarian conference, photos, tweets, blog posts, facebook updates. Did the act of digitally documenting the events change anything? Did the process of lifestreaming change my (and others) behavior, perception of what was happening and memories of it. Will we remember it better or worse? A recent […]


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