File It Under Things They Don’t Teach You In Library School

March 28, 2007

I have been following Jane’s saga about teaching a preconference workshop at a TLA conference over at A Wandering Eyre with fascinated interest. I don’t go to many conferences (I do hope to once I’m done with graduate school), and know next to nothing about compensation for speaking, presenting, etc. It all seems rather confusing, bizarre and off putting. I have to applaud Dorothea Salo for her contribution to the discussion – The Library-Association Conference Paradox – in which she is quite up front about what she is getting for her participation. Really, these are the things nobody ever tells you – that you have to learn on your own (and probably in a rather painful way). They certainly do not teach you these things in library school.

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Five Non-Library Blogs Meme

March 28, 2007

The Liminal Librarian started this meme sometime last week. Life has been crazy, so although I thought about joining in, I didn’t. But since I was tagged by Peter Bromberg from Library Garden earlier this week, I had to participate. I’ve tried to highlight some of the blogs that haven’t already been mentioned too many times. It has been interesting to note that many of us in the world of library blogs seem to read a high percentage of the same non-library blogs!!

  •  Star Wars Joke-A-Day – This one is just for fun. Yes, I’m a Star Wars fanatic. There are some interesting blogs on the Star Wars Official Site – on which I have spent more time that I really want to acknowledge.
  • Presentation Zen – A blog about professional presentation design.
  • How to Save the World – “Dave Pollard’s environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. “
  • Bloug– Louis Rosenfeld’s blog on information architecture.
  • A List Apart – “For people who make websites.”