Category Archives: writing

FM3 Monkey Mind

I posted previously about the sounds I like to listen to when I’m writing. Based on your recommendations I added quite a bit to add to the rotation. I am smitten with Moby’s Long Ambients ( – thanks for the … Continue reading

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New book on research skills, arriving next month

In late September 2017 a book I worked on will be published: Luo, Lili, Kristine R. Brancolini, and Marie R.¬†Kennedy. 2017 (In press).¬†Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills: A Guidebook for Academic Librarians. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. I’m especially pleased … Continue reading

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Rolling with the punches while doing research

I recently picked up Allison‘s journal article because I was excited to read about the completed research project of one of the IRDL Scholars. Her project used the mechanism of vignettes to solicit feedback from library patrons about the words … Continue reading

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Creating Quiet

When I do deep thinking or writing I have to have a certain environment for myself, or it’s just not gonna happen. I’m not one of those people who can have the radio on in the background, or be in … Continue reading

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Celebratory organization looks a little different these days

The other day in the office I opened the wrong file cabinet and was confronted with so many hanging folders. I hadn’t been in that file cabinet in a while and looking at those folders reminded me of the way … Continue reading

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