Librarians: You know how it goes. You are out partying with your librarian friends. Suddenly you realize that your gathering requires a suitable soundtrack. A library-themed soundtrack. Indeed, without the proper music, the event will be a disaster! It could happen. The worst case scenario is sobering: everyone ends up hopping around to the They [...]
Hey gang, I was funemployed for several weeks and rapidly began losing my mind. I could use some perspective. The new crop of students must be coming into the library to do last-minute midterm research around now. Remind me what I’m missing by skipping out on my library career to make software? I declare this [...]
Oh hello Library of Congress. I didn’t see you there. Nice running into you like this! You know, I’ve always admired your electronic resources and open-minded collections policies. My undergraduate university and career have both profited from your generous grantmaking, and your reading room sure is fun to visit when I’m in town! Being a [...]
Happy news! I was invited to be a panelist at the South by Southwest Interactive conference next month, as part of their ScreenBurn track. I’m on a panel called “Funologists live and in person: Guerilla Game Research.” I’ll share my experience starting some low-budget user research cycles for Second Life, and my work translating those [...]
I am a librarian. I am not a librarian. I have an information science degree. I’ve been working for fourteen years, my entire adult life. Most of my jobs have been in libraries. I am a librarian. I am not a librarian. As a student at Michigan State University, I learned Library of Congress serials [...]
From the department of products-inadvertently-marketed-to-librarians: Hot Librarian Necklace
Certain, especially awesome public libraries have live-in cats. I suspect from the lack of spine labels, that this is a privately-owned and operated library monorail lolcat.
In which I write about my evening as though it appeared in a social column: Librarians-turned-Software-Goons Sarah Dilling and Erica Olsen spent the evening discussing religion, the raising of rhetorically skilled children, and workplace mentoring this evening over mojitos at local bistro Luna Park. Rumor has it that the field of software development pays more [...]
A friend is going through this. She needs legal advice and low-income resources. Here’s the best of what I’ve found: WomensLaw.org – Incredibly clear and useful site with an excellent FAQ, state-by-state help, info on shelters, courthouse locations, legal forms, advice. Battered Women’s Justice Project – Contact list for state Domestic Violence coalitions – These [...]
I love Freebase. Here’s a list of people who died via vomit inhalation. Don’t say I never gave you anything.