Category Archives: ACRL2015

Tutorials Toolkit: Creating Sustainable Library Instruction

Today (Wednesday 25) was the day for pre-conference workshops with a limited number of participants, and I signed up for this one a long time in advance. There seems to be a shared need in academic libraries everywhere for more … Continue reading

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The love that dare not speak its name

This makes my heart leap: The holy grail of independent booksellers, Powell’s City of Books: It doesn’t look like much, but this bookstore covers a full city block. More than one million used and new books meticulously arranged, nine colour-coded … Continue reading

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Healthy Living (actually, it’s all about doughnuts now): Fantastic public transport. TRIMET Librarian juggling library instruction, collection development, collection maintenance, reference desk duty and Everything Else: Beauty and   the Bike Solar powered trash cans. “Green” plastic cow:

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In Transit

We left Gardermoen 08:00 Monday morning, bright-eyed and bushy tailed, and arrived at our hotel in Portland 25 hours later, about ready for the morgue. The eight hour flight to NY went fine. The four hours at Newark airport were … Continue reading

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Yes, why? In a year that offers us BookExpo America in New York and the ALA Annual Conference in even more glorious San Francisco, why, oh why did I choose green, sustainable, community-oriented Portland? With its green, sustainable, community-themed ACRL Conference? Here’s why: The People. 3000 … Continue reading

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