Feminist Hacktivism

One of the real delights of librarianship, from my perspective, is the varied work which lends itself to so many different styles of projects. Recently, through a UH Libraries Microgrant, I was lucky to be able to volunteer at a sponsored Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. The goal of the event was to encourage participants to edit […]

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I am ready for you, 2017.

I am one of those people who loves resolutions and the fresh start of a new year. I think it’s because I have always loved goals and structure.  I find it energizing, in the way I always find making goals and planning organizing. Let me add that I don’t believe in efficiency generalizations, and that […]

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Collection Data Visualization

Here are some resources I have recently helped develop to facilitate and support the growth of a community of practice around Collection Data Visualization. Please use, enjoy, and collaborate. Collection Data Visualization Wiki – A collaborative workspace for us to share and discuss standard visualizations and templates. Data Visualization from Scratch LibGuide – A learning […]

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Charleston Conference Recap and Resources

I am currently working to put together a data-visualization-for-collections listserv and wiki, but I am happy to share my powerpoints, resources, and LibGuide from the preconference and presentations I delivered at the Charleston Conference. Data Visualization from Scratch Preconference LibGuide Rolling with the Punches…And Punching Back: The Millenial Librarian’s Approach to Library Budgets and Acquisitions […]

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Collaboration is the New Leadership: When to Lean in and When to Lean Back

View from Big Bend National Park

Below is a short excerpt from my forthcoming chapter in Millennial Leadership in Libraries, which is being compiled and edited by the incomporable Ashley Krenelka-Chase. Look for the book to be published in early 2017 by Hein. “In the 21st century, the digital revolution shows no signs of slowing down. To remain relevant, any institution, […]

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Acquisitions Institute

Crossing the Streams: Trialing and Investigating New Format Resources from Lindsay Cronk I returned from the Acquisitions Institute at the Timberline Lodge so energized and full of ideas around how we in collections can advocate for authors rights. Stay tuned for a forthcoming blog post on how well I manage to turn that idea into […]

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ER&L Recap

COUNTER Point: Making the Most of Imperfect Data from Lindsay Cronk ER&L is one of my favorite conferences each year. Content is always so solid, Austin is an awesome city (and a short drive), and I get to spend time with my people, all of us in libraries who precariously straddle the many processes associated […]

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