It’s a Tornado! Are We Prepared?


Our neighbor to the north recently held a presentation on tornado preparedness for libraries. Spring is still a few months away but it’s never to late to start getting ready. You can access information from the presentation through the below post.

Originally posted on Amy's Scrap Bag: A Blog About Libraries, Archives, and History:

Screenshot of program

Just a quick update.  Below are links to my slides and unedited outline from my presentation “It’s a Tornado!  Are We Prepared?  Disaster Planning in Missouri’s Libraries.”  Feel free to ask questions in the comments.


Slideshow Presentation

Note:  With this update, I superseded the original PDF file of the PowerPoint Slides with an upload to Slideshare.  If you happened to have copied the original link, it will still work as the file has not been deleted. 10/11/14

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TLA District 5+7 = #NextGenLib

Originally posted on Next Generation Librarians:

Next Generation Librarians 2014 the result of a partnership between Districts 5 and 7 of the Texas Library Association. This virtual conference brings together graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, developers and programmers, administrators, and anyone with an interest in the changing role of libraries in the 21st century. Learn more aboutthe conference, proposea presentation, and register.

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The Chrome Grad Experience


Last night, I took delivery of my new chromebook.  While the UNT SLIS program does NOT list a chromebook as an “approved device” for the graduate degree program, I’ve decided to buck the rules and attempt the remainder of my graduate experience solely on a chromebook.  I’ll be posting about my experiences (good, bad and otherwise) in my attempt.  Hopefully, it will help some future students in the program!

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Call for New Writers!


For any fellow students that might be interested, here’s some info about applying as a writer for the Hack Library School blog

Originally posted on hls:

Greetings readers!

Here at Hack Library School, we pride ourselves on providing engaging, thoughtful, and useful resources for Library and Information Science students. The best part of this experience, in my opinion, is the community the writers have with each other and our readers.  Unfortunately, because we’re a blog by and for students, eventually we have to move on to bigger and better things (like graduation and full-time professional gigs).  The good news for all of you is that we’re looking for a new group of dedicated students who would like to be regular contributors here.

We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic, skilled writers who have backgrounds and specialties that we’re currently lacking at HLS.  We’re looking for a diverse group of writers: diversity of experience, professional interests, and opinions.  We strive to critically engage with topics and we’re not afraid of “stirring the pot”–and we hope you aren’t…

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