LWB Needs You

LWB needs YOU. Complete a short survey to help us understand the collection management needs of emerging libraries in communities around the world. We’ve heard from libraries in Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Thailand, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guyana, Bulgaria, India, New Zealand, Croatia, Egypt, Trinidad, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, Algeria, Sweden, Costa Rica, Mexico, Turkey, Bolivia – to name a few! Extended deadline to submit survey is now December 7, 2015.

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Book Review: Essentialism

I’ve been reading Essentialism: The Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown recently.  This book is simply amazing.  It is model that urges us to pursue less but better.  This book is part self-help, part management and leadership, part improving productivity and part living a more meaningful existence. This book is even mandatory reading for my management class.

I hope that if you have time to read only one book this winter, that you make it this book.

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Draft LIS 7963 Advanced Reference Syllabus

OK, so I’ve had a few requests for my Advanced Reference Syllabus .  I know that many of you are making class decisions over the next few days, so I wanted to get this to you.  It is in very early stages, but I hope it helps you decide if the class is the right fit for you.

This class is being explored as a way to replace LIS 7400 Reference Resources in the Humanities, LIS 7410 Reference Resources in the Social Sciences, LIS 7420 Reference Resources in the Sciences, and LIS 7430 Reference Resources in Business and Economics.  I see this class as valuable to future librarians who are interested in reference and instruction positions in academic libraries as well as adult reference librarians in public libraries.

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Draft LIS 7700 Spring 2015 Syllabus

Here is a draft version of the LIS 7700 syllabus for Spring 2015. 7700 Syllabus Spring 2014-15

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#MNLIB14 Presentation

I have had a several requests for my slides from #mnlib14 (which was an AWESOME conference).  Without further ado, here they are

On a side note, this is how we roll at St Catherine University, MLIS program.  If you are considering LIS school, St Kate’s is the way to go.

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Where I’ll Be at #MNLIB14

Here is my schedule for #mnlib14

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What sessions are you going to?

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Preorder Our Book

I am so excited to share with you that you can now preorder the book I co-edited with Leah White for ALA Editions.  Seriously, you will want to read this book.  We have some of the most amazing, innovative and awesome librarians in the world contributing to this book and you won’t want to miss it.

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