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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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Not all research comes from noble birth

The idea of research can be a bit intimidating, as if the purpose is to always discover a great truth. And sometimes it looks like that on the surface, like a fancy illuminated manuscript from the British Library, for example. … Continue reading

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e-resources usage stats dashboard update

In July I told you about a project that my colleague and I were working on here, to develop a statistics dashboard for electronic resources usage. Our project has progressed to the point at which we are beginning the construction … Continue reading

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the periodical stacks at LMU are haunted

Yesterday in our library we had a literary trick or treat (https://www.facebook.com/events/188173741368699/?ref=22). As the serials librarian I have to strongly object to having clowns in the periodicals section. I may have to have a smudging ceremony to rid the section … Continue reading

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If you want to go far, go together.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African proverb A few years ago I approached the dean of our library (Kristine Brancolini) with an idea to develop an institute for … Continue reading

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Advocacy: the joke’s on me

My first full-time position in a library was as the commercial binding prep person. It was a time-limited, para-professional position, filling in for someone who was on maternity leave. I fell in love with the preservation department SO HARD, which … Continue reading

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