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Mita Williams
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Changing the rules so more can win
Changing the rules so more can win

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A new blog to replace The New Jack Almanac
It has finally come to pass that that I need to shutter New Jack Almanac as I've been having a terrible time composing long posts using Blogger. Besides, the platform's days are likely numbered. Rather than migrate the site to someplace new, I've opted to k...

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A new blog to replace the New Jack Librarian
It has finally come to pass that that I need to shutter New Jack Librarian as I've been having a terrible time composing long posts using Blogger. Besides, the platform's days are likely numbered. Rather than migrate the site to someplace new, I've opted to...

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The City As Classroom vs. The City As Advertising Platform
Normally I post my talks here but last night I struggled so much with Blogger that I decided to posting today's presentation The City As Classroom vs. The City As Advertising Platform that I gave at York University Libraries on Medium instead.

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Knight News Challenge: Library Starter Deck: a 21st-century game engine and design studio for libraries
The Library Starter Deck from FutureCoast on Vimeo . Last week, Ken Eklund and myself submitted our proposal for the 2016 Knight News Challenge which asks,  How might libraries serve 21st century information needs ? Our answer is this: The Library Starter D...

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New article in Partnership
Just a short note letting the world know that my talk at last year's Access 2015 conference has been formally written up as a contribution to the latest issue of Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research . Thanks are...

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G H O S T S T O R I E S
G H O S T    S T O R Y    1 It’s funny that I ended up as a librarian because my earliest memories of libraries were not entirely positive. While the children’s section of the central branch library and the school bookmobile regularly brought me joy (largel...

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Advice for 2016 or the some of the things that I learned in 2015
It’s one of my theories that when people give advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past. - Austin Kleon January is named after Janus, the two headed Roman god of beginnings and transitions, of gateways and of doors and of passageways. It...

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Why I think faculty and librarians should not host their work on Academic.edu or Researchgate.com
This is an evergreen tweet of mine: A gentle reminder: http://t.co/2yC34HE0cU is a privately owned company funded by venture capital groups that will expect profit from it — Mita Williams (@copystar) June 12, 2015 When this tweet is re-found and re-tweete...

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What we've got here is failure to understand Scholarly Communication
If you follow conversations about Scholarly Communication (as I do), it is not uncommon to run into the frustrations of librarians and scholars who cannot understand why their peers continue to publish in journals that reside behind expensive paywalls. As s...

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The City As Classroom
On Wednesday morning, I had the pleasure to the give the opening keynote to the Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference . My name is Mita Williams and for the last 16 years or so, I've been working at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. I...
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