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The American Library Association: Neutrality, Civility, and What Comes Next
The American Library Association has not had a good run under the current presidential administration. How We Got Here First, in a since-rescinded press release from shortly after the 2016 election, the Association offered "its expertise and resources to th...
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"And how does this affect me?" International diplomacy and my job
Source When diplomats get expelled , they're all going to come to my place of work, and almost all of them will visit the library. Here's what we do. Some of these diplomats are going to be offered a buyout, given the offer to retire. They'll take retiremen...
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I'm still here!
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top 10 ish
Overall I thought 2017 wasn't as strong a year as 2016, as last year's top 5 is still in my regular music rotation, but hey, we got Radiohead's remastered OK Computer with magnificent studio version of b-sides, OKNOTOK, and that Black Thought freestyle. I'l...
top 10 ish
top 10 ish
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On Anger in LIS: Notes From a Feminized, White Profession
People are unaccustomed to anger in library, archive, and other information professions. The reactions to righteous anger in three recent events show how emotions are policed in the library and information science professions. I posit the responses take the...
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Academic Libraries and the False Promises of Resiliency
This is a joint post from Angela Galvan, Eamon Tewell, and myself, and contains the slides and text of our presentation at the Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium. Audio and slides from an earlier version of this presentation at the Associ...
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"Beer remains overwhelmingly white and male (and Flying Dog is no exception), so much so that the BA did not even think to collect demographic data on brewery owners, staff, and employees until earlier this year. If they are to expand “craft” or “independent” beer’s share of the marketplace, it will have to come from, in no small part, women and other historically marginalized groups. Referring to a beer as a “panty dropper,” or naming it “Once You Go Black” or “Date Grape” [note: these are actual fucking beer names!!!] will not help that cause."
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