Category Archives: Libraries

DirLead, day 2

DirLead is a group of directors of the twenty largest public libraries in Alaska. There is a DirLead listserv to exchange information and ask/give advice among members, a meeting at the annual Alaska Library Association (AkLA) Conference in late winter, … Continue reading

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In my (under) estimation …

I was worried, and the closer we got to the date, the more worried I became. Back in May Eiko Otake, a dancer and choreographer teaching at Wesleyan University, offered to perform at Russell Library one of a series of … Continue reading

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When is a crisis not a crisis?

For a recent job interview, I was asked to talk about the ‘crisis in the humanities’ and what libraries can do to take advantage of the opportunities created by new technologies. I initially stopped at the phrase ‘crisis in the … Continue reading

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What I did at CLA

At this year’s Connecticut Library Association (CLA) Conference I tried live-tweeting the sessions I attended: Not sure it was worth it but it was an interesting experiment! Monday, April 27 Creating Better Communities: Designing Library Experiences for the Pursuit … Continue reading

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Notes from ACRL

It has been a week since I returned from the 2015 ACRL (Association of College and Research Librarians) Conference in Portland, Oregon. Spring has sprung in Portland—the trees are leafing out, the grass is the vivid green of early spring, … Continue reading

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Save Connecticut’s Libraries!

I just returned from Portland, Oregon, where I attended the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2015 Conference. Portland is a fascinating city–gritty but filled with people who care passionately about what they do–whether it is vegan cooking, sustainable … Continue reading

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The real reason …

When I was fired from my job as University Librarian at Wesleyan University in August 2014, I wrote a letter to Wesleyan’s faculty. I described how the termination took place, noted that others at the University might have been similarly … Continue reading

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