eBook Purchasing and Personal Values

An App to Proritize eBook Purchases by User-Set Priorities I’m excited to read a new book, Sophia Samatar’s A Stranger in Olondria. I came across Ms. Samatar’s name and her work on the site Islam and Science Fiction and I was so excited about the perspective and literary references in A Stranger in Olondria that I […]

From Cool to Useful: Incorporating hobby projects into library work

This was originally posted at ACRL TechConnect on January 09, 2013. Cool or Useful? A guide to incorporating hobby projects into library work Sometimes I have trouble creating a clear line between geeky hobby projects I do on my own time and professional tasks for MPOW (my place of work.) This time, the geeky-thing-I-think-is-cool is […]

Hacker Values ≈ Library Values*

* The ≈ symbol indicates that the two items are similar, but not equal, to each other. This post was originally published at ACRL TechConnect 2012/11/13. Disambiguation Hacker is a disputed term. The word hacker is so often mis-applied to describe law breaking, information theft, privacy violation, and other black-hat activities that the mistake has become […]

Tablets in Library Workflows: Revolution & Healthy Skepticism

 Originally posted in ACRL TechConnect 2012/11/25. Tablet Revolution: Healthy Skepticism Tablets and mobile computing have been the subject of a lot of Internet hype. A quick search for “tablet revolution” will confirm this, but if we’re appropriately skeptical about the hype cycle, we’ll want to test the impact of tablets on our library ourselves. We […]