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A few years ago I presented a concurrent conference session that attracted more than 800 participants, the largest at the conference. Two other conference program planning committees (librarians) turned it down. This year I made three proposals to a conference later in the year, one for a preconference workshop and two for concurrent sessions, with […]

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Three Reasons to Satisfice: From Idealism to Pragmatism

So a new study of academic libraries shows that librarians have little currency among faculty and students. Faculty see them (alright, “us”) as great searchers but maybe not such great researchers. Students saw them as “more like: ‘Where’s the bathroom?’” Oh, and we appear to be very good at pointing to different areas of the […]

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