Category Archives: management

Getting fitted for administrative glasses

When I was a freshman in high school my mom and I realized that I needed glasses. After I got the glasses fitted I couldn’t believe how beautiful the world looked. I still clearly remember going outside for the first … Continue reading

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Getting older, better

I was delighted to find out that I have been named one of the 2013 cohort of LMU’s Senior Vice President Fellows Program. It’s designed to let us “explore how leaders in colleges and universities exercise constructive influence to help … Continue reading

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job-related tasks in gantt format, update

Four months ago I shared an abbreviated Gantt chart I made for myself at work, to keep my too-many tasks from getting out of control this year. Sure, I could have decided to try to do less, which would negate … Continue reading

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The issues keep on rolling in

The library renews its subscriptions to print journals in the summer, so that by the fall our subscription vendor can place the renewals with the hundreds of publishers or suppliers we get the journals from. Using this time line of … Continue reading

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the library unicorn

inspired by the conversation on friendfeed about the nearly impossible qualities a library is looking for in a new hire: http://friendfeed.com/lsw/8c3f8c41/my-kingdom-for-e-resources-librarian

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thinking beyond the technicalities: what happens next in e-resource management?

in the last 3 years of my work experience i’ve brought an e-resources management system to fruition, started a perpetual access inventory project, am in the middle of a thorough review of license agreements, tried a new usage statistics reporting … Continue reading

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