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.
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.
Here is a draft version of the LIS 7700 syllabus for Spring 2015. 7700 Syllabus Spring 2014-15
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.
Here is my schedule for #mnlib14
What sessions are you going to?
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.
There seems to be a constant at ALA no matter where the conference is held. Librarians complain. They complain about weather. They complain about walking. They complain about cost. They complain about lines.
When did we learn to play the victim? This is the same victim role we play when it comes to funding and perception. Do you want sympathy from us? Do you need us to validate you?
I feel lucky and fortunate to get to attend #alaac14. I get partial funding to be here. I’ve gotten to see some amazing places while attending ALA. I get to see old friends and make new ones. I get to hear all about some amazing stuff other librarians are doing. I have a job. I get paid reasonable well. Most of you are in a similar boat, so what’s the problem?