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Another Summer, Another Summer Job

Once upon a time, I had a summer job (extending a bit beyond summer) tending bar at a local establishment that remains near and dear to my heart. It was a fascinating gig, and I’m grateful that I was able … Continue reading

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Adventures in Teaching with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework: Setting Up The (One) Shot

In last week’s post in this series, I talked about my PHIL 230 (Studies in Philosophy) course model for an intermediate topics class in philosophy, which I built by using the Scholarship as Conversation frame to generate my outcomes and … Continue reading

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Adventures in Teaching with the ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework: Preface

Oh, the lengths to which one goes…   Once upon a time in my life as a philosophy-prof-on-the-way-to-librarianship, I decided that I was going to commit to using the ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework in my philosophy class designs. I created … Continue reading

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In Case of Apocalypse, Break Into Library

While (as I’ve already said) there is no apparent rhyme or reason to the books in the Wood’s House collection, there are some popular genres and themes (broadly construed): historical fiction, outdated textbooks, and a wide variety of reference works. Among … Continue reading

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Summer (Now Autumn) Project, Part 6: Annotations and Inscriptions

I write in my books. Not in all of them — fiction is generally safe from my pen — but in many of them. I mark things, note things, comment on things, scribble around things, and generally make a mess. … Continue reading

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Summer Project, Part 5: In Which One Feels Slightly Cheated

Today’s find in the ongoing collection management project deserves a slow reveal.

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Summer Project, Part 4: What’s In A Name?

Today, as I went about my weeding, I discovered My New Favorite Name. Friends, I give you Octavius B. Frothingham (1822-1895), who must have briefly been in the running for The Most Interesting Man In Boston once upon a time. … Continue reading

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