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Newest blog post: 
source The first time I tried to write this post, it was about my conversion from a big conference naysayer to true believer. You see, I've planned my schedule for ACRL based purely on "people I want to see" and have left "th...
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Brand new guest post by +Galen Charlton!
source Constant vigilance! CONSTANT VIGILANCE! Mad-eye Moody’s catchphrase in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire expresses his view of the primary requirement to defend against the Dark Arts: continually paying attent...
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New guest post time:
When you start a new job, especially early in your career, you may have to face the dreaded ‘Old Guard.’ The Old Guard are the librarians who have been in the field or institution you’re entering, for a long, long time. They ...
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New post on my #Buddhism  blog.
Sometimes translation is everything when it comes to my initial impression of a new-to-me slogan, and this week is a perfect example. The cards I've been using have this for the thirty-sixth tenet: Don't act with a twist. My...
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The Kentucky state bird: the cardinal There's been a lot of talk on social networks about a recent job posting for a library director opening in rural Kentucky that will pay the successful candidate $7.25 per hour. I didn't g...
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source I posted the above picture on Twitter, and have since gotten a few offers of posts from fantastic people. I even got a draft of a somewhat delayed post from someone who had previously promised to write! I will follow u...
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New #Buddhism  blog post:
source New slogan is a bit of a doozy: Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness. The language is a bit obfuscating, but not terribly so. Still, I turned to the UnfetterMind.org page about this tenet and fou...
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Newest #Buddhism  blog post:
Have to say, I'm quite happy with myself for sticking to the original schedule of publishing weekly. Not sure it will last, but I'm enjoying it while it does. Regardless, let's turn to the next tenet: Don't make gods into ...
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Better late than never? New post, here for you:
I recently had someone ask me about the difference between managing employees with the MLIS/MLS and those without. The thing is, I couldn't quite get my head wrapped around the word to express my thoughts properly. At first I...
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New post time!
source Sure, people say that you shouldn't bring up politics or religion in mixed company. But I've written about my politics on LtaYL in the past and had not a jot of backlash, so I decided to tackle religion. Besides, just ...
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Last week's work was hard. There are some things going on in my life that made that slogan particularly pertinent, but I think I'm stronger for the attempt. This week will likely be just as necessary and difficult: Don't try...
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+Steve Thomas interviewed me for his fab podcast. Give it a listen!
I recently spoke with Steve Thomas for his fab podcast, Circulating Ideas. Steve has been kind enough to write for LtaYL twice in the past ("You Are Going to Fail (But That's Okay)" and "One Small Step"), so I figured I shoul...
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Academic Librarian
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Chewbacca, Doctor Who, comic book, and all around popular culture obsessed academic librarian.
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Also, I can kill you with my brain.
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1. Been bungee jumping. 2. I saw George Clinton jamming with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the night RHCP got inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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