Tumblarians, what non-library conferences do you attend?
Not counting knitting trade shows, fiber festivals, and cons (because, really, people can tell you’re a librarian and you end up answering questions everywhere), these are the work/job/professional conferences I’ve attended, some multiple times.
NERCOMP - a regional ed-tech series of conferences and workshops
THATCamp - New England, Libraries, MLA
WordCamp - Wordpress camp conference
AWP - Association of Writers & Writing Programs
I just read a library science journal article that basically said “Figure out the needs of specific user population and then give it to them when you teach them bibliographic instruction/information literacy.”
Duh. Of COURSE. What else would I do with a specialized population asking for research help?
So much of LIS literature is stating the obvious, and then using jargon to make it sound more special than it is.
revene said: (ー∀ー；) Maybe give 'The Name of the Wind' a go? :o
Already read it, and the sequel. I’m impatiently waiting for the 3rd book to come out. Thanks for the recommendation, though :)
I went to the bookstore last night because I was bored and anxious. I wanted something to read to distract me. I spent an hour there, wandering the stacks, and I couldn’t find anything I wanted to read. I came home with the July/August issue of Poetry.
I need some new reads. What have you read recently that’s awesome?
Get To Know Your Tumblarians Tuesday: What is your go-to karaoke/shower singing song?
Karaoke: Son of a Preacher Man
Shower: Gonna Get Over You - Sara Bareilles
What about you?
My karaoke song is Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n’Roll.” I don’t sing in the shower or in my car. I do some folk song circles, and the song I can lead there is “I’ll Tell Me Ma”