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Knowledge: It Knows No Bounds

31 Oct

Freshly back from the annual meeting of NAHSL, frantically meeting deadlines before trekking off to APHA this weekend, I wanted to at least share a little bit from the former on my blog this week. It was a terrific meeting, complete with thoughtful, thought-provoking, and engaging speakers, wonderful food and entertainment with friends and colleagues, and the not-to-be-outdone location of Falmouth, MA, right on the water. One great benefit of our region is we’ll never run out of lovely spots to hold our meetings!

Too Big to Know As has become my practice, I did some sketchnoting during the conference. Since I wrote an earlier post mentioning his book, I thought I’d share my notes from David Weinberger’s Plenary Talk here. Entitled, “Library as Platform?” it took much of the content of “Too Big to Know” and put it into the context of the role of libraries (and librarians) at this time. “Too Big” was one of my favorite books from last year. I really enjoyed getting to hear the author share the thoughts and ideas in person, and as you can see by my notes, it left me with several of my own:

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Caught on Sketchbook!

20 Sep

I started a post yesterday, but it wasn’t coming together for me in my usual word-flowing way, so I put it aside with every intention to finish it today. Today, however, found me in an all-day continuing education class taught by one of my profession’s well-known and well-followed clinical medical librarians, Michelle Kraft (aka The Krafty Librarian). Michelle has been at the forefront of social media for as long as I’ve been a librarian, using whatever tools were available at the time to spread a wealth of good information to the masses. This kind of innovative spirit made her a great choice of the NAHSL CE Committee when they sought a speaker for a course on “The Evolving Librarian.”

Per what is now my usual practice, I took sketchnotes during the class. With Michelle’s permission, I share them here. Hopefully, you can follow along with no annotation from me, after all, if you can’t, they aren’t very good notes. And besides, it’s late on a Friday afternoon. I only have so much typing left in me for the week. The only comment that I will make is that the notes represent a combination of Michelle’s thoughts and my commentary. Feel free to guess which is which:

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Words into Action

17 May

My blog post for this week is hanging out on the NAHSL blog. I hope you’ll pop over and give it a read. It’s a reflection on librarians and research. You’ll find several really interesting posts there from other colleagues reflecting on the sessions they attended at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association last week in Boston. Good stuff!

Happy Weekend, everyone!