The ridiculous step.

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"Google brought books to life—instead of reading through survey texts, I could search for footnotes, which led me to more precise titles, which led to still others and others, in much the same way that we navigate the Web using hyperlinks. Eventually, of course, I had to drag myself to the library to pick up physical copies of the works in

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Opening Hours (updated)

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I really like some of the details in this picture. You can see the accumulation of small flies between the laminated sign and the glass. Of course, you can see me taking the picture, but what dominates the image is the lush greenery in the background, reflecting in the door window. Update: I realized some context would be helpful here. Kuranda

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I was invited to speak to McMaster University Advancement about using social media tools for professional development, both personally and as an organization. I introduced and spoke about twitter, linkedin, facebook, second life and youtube. It was a whirlwind tour, but I hope I was able to inspire some new ideas. Take home message: social media

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Groomed for Management

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In a week of thought-provoking ideas, I wish to touch on one in particular: should management in libraries necessarily be librarians? We are seeing this issue come up again and again, and is an early theme in library education. "There will be a shortage of management in libraries, we need to be sure that new librarians have the appropriate

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