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I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

Ok, not a bar, more like an information literacy class. I thought I’d bring to everyone’s attention a presentation by two of my York University Libraries colleaques, web librarian William Denton and instruction librarian Adam Taves. It was at Access in Winnipeg a week or so ago: After Launching Search and Discovery, Who Is Mission…

By some strange coincidence given yesterday’s post, this post on Raising your internal profile as an academic liaison librarian by Emma Woods came across my Twitter feed this morning. As part of a task and finish group on internal marketing of academic liaison librarians at the University of Westminster, I posted a message to a…

I was chatting with a colleague during the long commute home the other day and he noticed I was reading this book. “What’s it like?” he asked. “Clay Shirky lite,” I replied. And that’s about right. In Six Pixels of Separation, Mitch Joel comes to grips with the effects of social media on marketing, media,…

Say “Hi” to @SteacieLibrary

Or not. You can also feel free to subscribe. Or not. Yes, my library has entered the Twitter age. I’ll probably be the main tweeter but hopefully a couple of the other reference staff here will chip (chirp?) in from time to time. It took me a while to decide whether or not it’s worth…

As I mentioned in my previous post, I did a little Q&A about the new outsourcing arrangement that CISTI has negotiated with Infotrieve. Q1. What’s the effect on jobs at CISTI from this move? As you may know, NRC-CISTI is transforming itself to be well positioned to serve the needs of Canadian knowledge workers now…

As has been buzzing around the scitech library mailing lists lately (thanks, Joe!), the great news is that the STELLA! Science, Technology & Engineering Library Leaders in Action unconference is coming up in Denver in January 2010. What is the STELLA Unconference? This meeting is for any librarian interested in scientific, technical and engineering resources.…

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so there’s quite a backlog to clear. Reports Digital Scholarly Communication: A Snapshot of Current Trends Crowdsourcing, Attention and Productivity Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Computing: Reality Is a Sober Adversary Library Storage Facilities and the Future of Print Collections in North America XC User Research Preliminary…

During my summer blogging break, I thought I’d repost of few of my “greatest hits” from my old blog, just so you all wouldn’t miss me so much. This one is from January 13, 2009. It ended up being pretty popular and was the reason that ALA Editions initially contacted me about doing a book.…

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