Author Archives: robinna

Seeking conference proposals (library conference)

Have you been looking for an opportunity to present at a national conference? If so, the 2nd Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, a conference for EVERYONE, is seeking proposals. It’s not too late for you to submit a proposal, but time is running out! The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2011. This historic conference, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri in ...

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Athica Mystery Triennial Fundraiser & Exhibit

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend (or even next month), please consider visiting the Athica Mystery Triennial Fundraiser & Exhibit.  120 artists are exhibiting artwork including quite a few members of the UGA community (me, among others – & no this piece is not part of the auction). ATHICA Mystery TriennialSmall works by more than 120 signature Athens’ artists all displayed anonymouslyAugust ...

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It’s not you (or is it?) – on why you can’t get a job

Karen Schneider of Free Range Librarian, has an excellent post, Why you didn’t get an interview. I started writing a comment and realized I was probably 2000 characters over the limit. 😉 I did leave a brief comment but I’m blogging my thoughts. Karen points to 5 main factors: TMJS (the job market sucks – definitely true), the Known Quantity (libraries hire what they know ...

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I Love my librarian award

Nominate your favorite librarian!Contact: mhumphrey@ala.org Nominations are open for the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, communitycollege and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations are being acceptedonline at atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian through Sept. 12. Up ...

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Call for proposals: Connecting, Assessing & Innovatinges

Call for Proposals Due September 7: ELI 2012 Annual Meeting Submit a preconference seminar or session proposal by September 7 for the ELI 2012 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, and online, February 13–15. This year’s theme is “Taking the Pulse: Connecting, Assessing, and Innovating.” We will explore a rich matrix of themes that capture key opportunities and challenges facing the teaching and learning community. Some ...

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Question of the day: Declutter your inbox and how to conquer email overflow

So, a question came up about how to handle huge volumes of email. There are alot of different approaches out there, but here are a few ideas that work for me: Think before you send: Don’t cc EVERYBODY. Some people may not need individual workflow emails, just an occasional project update is all that is needed for some people.  Don’t use return receipt WITH read ...

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Research and the library’s role (a response)

I recently read,” Research Librarianship in Crisis: Mediate When, Where, and How?” by Bohyun Kim at the ACRL blog (http://acrlog.org/2011/08/01/research-librarianship-in-crisis-mediate-when-where-and-how/) “I think that librarians will still be needed for research in the digital era…. Users will no longer need nor desire human mediation in basic and simple tasks such as locating and accessing information. Most of them already have no patience to sit through a ...

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Batch exporting photos from Facebook for use in Picasa and/or Google+ : a practical guide

So, you have photos in Facebook and you want to move your images to Google’s new social platform,  Google+ (note: if you are a Chrome user, you may just want to use Move2Picasa, an addon which will streamline transfer from Facebook to Google+ for photos).  Or maybe you are tired of using Facebook and want to move your photos from Facebook  to something else. Or ...

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