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I find the whole idea of a “sharing economy” where people barter and exchange and free up excess capacity in their own lives and situations to make others’ lives a little easier and cheaper an interesting notion. And worthwhile. After all broadly speaking the open access and open source movements do partake of this same…

So what do I mean by Big Deals. In the world of academic libraries, a Big Deal is when we subscribe to the electronic versions of all (or almost all) of a journal publisher’s offerings. Usually for it to qualify as a Big Deal, the publisher in question is going to be one of the…

Melissa K. Aho and Erika Bennet’s anthology The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and influencing Stakeholders is pretty good for what it is, in some ways better than I expected. It’s a guide for maneuvering office politics and advancing your agenda, big and small, with the stakeholders and influencers that matters in your…

I’ll be at Science Online Together for the next few days. I missed last year so I’m really looking forward to getting back into the Science Online swing of things. As is occasionally my habit, I’ll be listing here some attendees that are either Canadian, librarians or, in a few select cases, both. I’m adding…

Yes, We Should Talk About the MLS On Big Name Librarians The Loon’s job Why am I getting my MLIS? Because I have to. So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian? The Adjunctification of Academic Librarianship Your candidate pools Fork the Academy (github as a model for scholarly communcation) Massive (But Not Open)…

Librarians as faculty? It’s a red herring. Why I think faculty status for librarians is (generally) a bad idea Library employees protest changed title As Role of Librarians Evolves, Some Colleges End Their Faculty Status Stratification and losing faculty status Gender, “thought leaders”, ego, and subversion Unpacking “faculty status” Postscript: faculty status and “administrative bloat”…

Considering the librarian tech skills gap Ten Easy Pieces on the Profession of Librarianship Nation’s first bookless library on university campus is thriving at UTSA Conference Report: Beyond PDF 2 Opinions, Morals and What Science Could but Shouldn’t Tell Us Degrees of Certainty The Ethics of MOOCs The Brave New World of College Branding Journal’s…

The Journal of Library Administration is published by Taylor & Francis, a big publishing conglomerate. According to Brian Mathews, while he was in the middle of putting together a special issue on the future of libraries he received notice that the editorial board was resigning due to conflicts with the publisher around what kind of…

What makes one a librarian? Goodbye, Faculty Status Library employees protest changed title: New designation for incoming employee provokes heated debate why should librarians learn python? (a better answer) Why Not Grow Coders from the inside of Libraries? Alt-Ac: Breathing Life into Libraries or Eroding the Profession? Of Hybrarians, Scholar-Librarians, Academic Refugees, & Feral Professionals…

Hacking at Education: TED, Technology Entrepreneurship, Uncollege, and the Hole in the Wall Why MOOCs May Drive Up Higher Ed Costs California Bill Seeks Campus Credit for Online Study The great librarian identity crisis of 2013 Q&A: Dan Cohen on His Role as the Founding Executive Director of DPLA The Basic Skills of All Librarians…

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