Andromeda Yelton

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operationalizing your inner rockstar: a response to Bohyun Kim

September 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Over at Library Hat, Bohyun asks — if you can’t get involved much as a library school student, “what can you do to increase your chances of getting a job after the MLS?” I really resonate with her question. In her case, she couldn’t get involved because she was working full-time on top of her [...]

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an asymptotic approach to truth

August 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Spent the weekend visiting the in-laws in Princeton, hence visiting my librarian crew down there; Monday lunch with Janie Hermann followed by Deep Thoughts with Peter Bromberg. Lovely! (As always: how lucky am I to have found this profession where people are so generous with their time, thoughts, and expertise?) And at one point Peter [...]

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“did you mean…?”, ILL, and next steps

March 30th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

I finally figured out why my overall ILL experience has left an unpleasant taste in my mouth. So, a large fraction of the ILL requests I issue get shot down for reasons I find incomprehensible. (A reason is always given — it’s just clearly couched in a culture or policy I have no exposure to, [...]

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Battledecks, part deux

January 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

The Unquiet Librarian (who deals with digital now-and-beyond in some pretty cool ways) has the complete Battledecks throwdown. Thanks again for taping that! It’s less painful seeing myself on video than I had feared .

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ALA Midwinter 2010, part 2: fame and glory, endings, beginnings

January 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

First off, ALA Midwinter’s pretty much over — they’re rolling up the Networking Uncommons projection screen, Twitter’s jammed with people at the airport, nothing going on but some committee meetings. And I kinda want to cry. I’d been looking forward, in an abstract way, to professional networking, but last week was packed with so many [...]

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ALA Midwinter 2010

January 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Not a lot of blogging this weekend — brain being eaten by assimilating the thick with secret code meeting schedule. And, quite possibly, liver being eaten by networking opportunities — it turns out librarians like to party. (Punting an informative-sounding panel for the LITA happy hour last night? Excellent idea. Drinking on big name Andrew [...]

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