Because monkeys

Marie Kennedy on Sep 3rd 2014

Sharing a link to a new Nature article (with video embedded below in this post) about monkeys learning by watching videos:

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Best seller!

Marie Kennedy on Aug 31st 2014

Our book is in ALA’s “New and Best-selling Titles” Fall/Winter 2015 Catalog?!? Nice! Thanks to all of you who have purchased it/read it/put it to use.

our book is a best seller?!










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Lesson learned: archive your stuff

Marie Kennedy on Aug 29th 2014

A few years ago I ran a small group project about marketing on a free wiki. I wrote a couple of articles about the project, referencing the wiki. The wiki was an active resource for those who had participated in the project. And then…you know where this story is going, don’t you…the wiki disappeared. The URL was sold and repurposed. I hadn’t archived it, so all that collaborative work is gone, or so I thought.

Thankfully the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine crawled the site ( and I can now go back and save screen snaps of each of the pages. Big exhale. To say thanks I’ve made a donation to the Internet Archive and bought some mugs and tote bags to share with my friends.

Going back through the site reminds me now what an ambitious project it actually was. I think everyone who participated learned a lot about marketing. Here’s a screen shot of the weekly assignments:

Marketing e-resources assignments


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2014 Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management

Marie Kennedy on Aug 28th 2014

I am super pleased to have been selected as the winner of the 2014 Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources Management, given annually via the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS). The ALA press release about the award is at I was nominated by my boss, Charles Hillen, and had letters of support from two of my excellent colleagues, S Ranti Junus and Joseph Kraus. How lucky can a girl get?

I used one of my favorite photographs for the press release.

Marie holding her Yay flag

My library wrote a congratulatory blog post:

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COUNTER Marketing Committee

Marie Kennedy on Jul 17th 2014

I’m extending my work with the international usage statistics standard group, COUNTER. In addition to my post on the Executive Committee today I’m joining the Marketing Committee. Here’s a picture of me, ready for my first conference call into the group! Contact me if you’ve got suggestions for things/messages/training opportunities you’d like to see the committee put together for librarians, especially related to the latest release of the standard.

It's Marie!

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Ooh look, I’m ACRL’s Member of the Week!

Marie Kennedy on Jul 9th 2014

Marie is ACRL Member of the Week!











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