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notebene  librarianship  library-services  opendata 
9 weeks ago by copystar
Who's the One Left Saying Sorry? Gender/tech/librarianship – Ruth Kitchin Tillman
This is one I expect to need permanently bookmarked, unfortunately.

Overpromising is a pattern I’ve come to recognize in library technology and, indeed, in other areas. In encountering this article, I was struck by another question…

How many women1 in libtech (and libraries generally) underestimate their own abilities because their work consists of following up on one of these overpromises and having to apologize over and over for not being able to deliver?

How does a woman feel about her skills, capacity, self, and accomplishments, if her work consists of cashing or voiding checks someone else wrote?2
feminisms  technology  notebene 
november 2019 by copystar
Ask Polly: ‘My Fear of Climate Change Is Eroding My Sanity!’
Today's Ask Polly is about the importance of doing small, seemingly meaningless things as the world burns down.
notebene  from twitter_favs
september 2019 by copystar
O whatever God or whatever ancestor that wins in the next life
Even later, as more and more of those names resurface, you will realize what happened to those women, what was happening to those women, what is happening to those women. You will realize who happened to those women.

And it begins to dawn on you that the stories were all myths and the epics were all narrated by the villains and the history books were written to rewrite the histories and that so much of what you thought defined excellence merely concealed grift.

september 2019 by copystar
#DilettanteInChief on Twitter: "Questions I regularly ask myself when I'm outraged about injustice: 1. What resources exist so I can better educate myself? 2. Who's already doing work around this injustice? 3. Do I have the capacity to offer concrete supp
Questions I regularly ask myself when I'm outraged about injustice:
1. What resources exist so I can better educate myself?
2. Who's already doing work around this injustice?
3. Do I have the capacity to offer concrete support & help to them?
4. How can I be constructive?
UofWinds  notebene 
september 2019 by copystar
Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance — Jason Hickel
It doesn’t have to be this way. We can call a halt to the madness – throw a wrench in the juggernaut. By de-enclosing social goods and restoring the commons, we can ensure that people are able to access the things that they need to live a good life without having to generate piles of income in order to do so, and without feeding the never-ending growth machine. “Private riches” may shrink, as Lauderdale pointed out, but public wealth will increase.

In this sense, degrowth is the very opposite of austerity. While austerity calls for scarcity in order to generate growth, degrowth calls for abundance in order to render growth unnecessary.

Degrowth, at its core, is a demand for radical abundance.
notebene  UofWinds 
september 2019 by copystar
Benefits of Weight Training: 3 Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights
Just had a great talk about the value of sports vs. reading in life. Have you learned more from pushing yourself physically or mentally?

Many of you sent in great answers, but I particularly liked this one from Tom…

Not sure which — there's tremendous value in each. Mental teaches you about others, physical teaches you about yourself.

Tom explained what I hadn't quite been able to put my finger on: there is an incredible amount to be learned from both reading and playing sports, but you'll learn more about yourself when you push yourself physically. [evidently Shopclass as soulcraft makes a similar argument - when you must work with material that will not give]
UofWinds  notebene 
september 2019 by copystar
Connections, Conversations, and Visibility: How the Work of Academic Reference and Liaison Librarians Is Evolving | Johnson | Reference & User Services Quarterly
Additionally, libraries are reconsidering the structure of liaison programs including the roles of both functional and subject expertise. Functional experts include librarians with a high level of proficiency in areas such as online learning, technology, programming, scholarly communications, assessment, etc. Although a few libraries are moving away from a model of subject expertise, most seem to be retaining this model.71 The question then becomes twofold: (1) Do functional experts work within the same department, often a reference or instruction-type department, alongside subject experts or does this expertise exist elsewhere in the library? (2) If the latter, how is communication structured between these groups to support smooth and consistent customer service? One recommended approach is “teaming,” where groups of librarians come together over particular projects as opposed to being assigned to ongoing, fixed groups.72 Hansson and Johannesson discuss the competencies of liaisons versus functional specialists in their examination of the actual daily work of Swedish librarians in supporting faculty research and publication.73 Macaluso and Petruzzelli consider it best if functional expertise is in the reference department, but if it can’t be, everyone has to be on the same page about the type and level of service provided in that functional area to make appropriate referrals.74
libraries  notebene 
march 2019 by copystar

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