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A River Runs Through It and USFS 1919

I read these two novellas back-to-back, in an anthology that also featured the wonderfully named short story “Logging and Pimping and ‘Your Pal, Jim’”. A River Runs Through It is far and away Maclean’s best-known work, and deservedly so. 436 more words


YAY TV 2015

All the books we’ve been discussing are A+ and would recommend (or would really not recommend, depending on the post) but for once we are going to discuss my great, forever love: TV SHOWS. 1,028 more words

Never neutral: Libraries, technology, and inclusion

Below is the text from the OLITA Spotlight talk I gave at the OLA Super Conference (#olasc15).


I want to acknowledge from the outset that this talk has been heavily influenced by a number of people who have shared their work and their thoughts with me over the years. 3,826 more words

Library Stuff

Workplace Diversity Affects Financial Performance

Organisations with more diverse workforces perform better financially, according to new research.

Global Management Consulting Firm, McKinsey & Company, released a new report – Diversity Matters – this month showing that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity were more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. 37 more words

Panels, Panels Everywhere

And so much knowledge to take in.

MAGFest was not only a sell-out hit but it gave me more to think about than ever expected. What I thought would be one long round-up is going to be so much more because of how much it gave me to think about, not to mention some new writing ideas. 394 more words

Grand Unified Theory of Stupidity

We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us.

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Day Seventeen: Diversity for Dessert

Dzo, one of the doggies at Mesa Farm where I live, was sick last week. He wasn’t eating his regular dog food. And being a Border Collie, he’s a smart pup and got wise to my hiding his pills in peanut butter pretty quick. 588 more words