At our last meeting of the academic year, our IT Director told us that he had a new toy: a tool that lets him create phishing messages and then track what we do with that email. Over the past few days the other librarians got emails that made them go "huh?" and today I got… Continue reading He cares!
As the school year slowly starts (New Faculty Orientation yesterday and today, start-of-year training and meetings next week, then students arrive... classes won't actually start until Sept 11th, though, due to Rosh Hashanah) the time available for reading, watching tv, napping and doing other stuff gets less and less. Earlier this year, thanks to the… Continue reading Why I can’t completely quit Facebook
One final round-up before school begins. Books, Reading, etc. If you do any Dewey instruction or are moving books around in your collection, think about some of the problems with DDC and how of its time it was. PW talks about middle grade fiction, in case you need ideas or a refresher. School Life Do… Continue reading Minor Musings
A holiday gift of sorts from me to you: linky goodness from the past few months. Enjoy! Books, Reading, etc. I so want to try this at work! BPL now has personalized RA via email. Ever wonder what is required reading in another country? Wonder no more. They've got him, babe: The Sonny Bono Memorial… Continue reading Minor Musings
In December I bought myself a new laptop, and this summer I finally cleared out my old files and programs. Yes, I procrastinate. A lot. Anyway, prior to using Feedbin, I used RSS Owl (which is great, but lives on a machine not in the cloud). Some of these links have been stored there for,… Continue reading Minor Musings
Many years ago, when schools were just starting to think about email and giving faculty their own addresses, we were reminded that what happens on school "property" (digital or physical) belonged to the school - our searches, our emails, our content were theirs. It might have been personal, but it wasn't private. Many people in… Continue reading Personal, not private
Summer is a great time to binge watch while digitally organizing/reorganizing/decluttering, isn't it? So here's what I've bookmarked and saved over the past few months. Books, Reading, etc. B&N's Teen Readers blog has a great list of their favorite summer reads and NYPL has a list of great YA reads (runs to make sure we… Continue reading Minor Musings
Winter hit. More accurately, a winter cold hit. And wouldn't let go. But luckily things are back to normal and I'm able to enjoy our Spring Break (two+ weeks in March, unlike public schools nearby that get a week in February and a week in April). There's the AISL conference in NOLA later this week… Continue reading Minor Musings
Untitled via kwout See that date? Twenty years ago today I wrote that e-mail to a supposedly private list (ACQ-WEB, if you're interested) as part of my MLS internship. Who knew it'd become public and still "out there" today? Beware what ye post, kiddies... beware what ye post.
Books, Reading, etc. As part of a major push to create a strong YA section in our library, we're looking at diverse authors/characters and great NF to get us there. Also loving this list of hybrid books and this list of women in translation. There are adult books that reference children's lit - another To… Continue reading Minor Musings