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For the love of baby unicorns: My Code4Lib 2018 Keynote

I was honored to give a keynote at the 2018 Code4Lib conference on February 14. The livestream is already available (keynote starts at 1:26, and the conference… 2,890 more words

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Nigeria already has an Olympic victory, and its athletes haven't even competed yet

The Olympics involve as much political and social symbolism as athletics, and that attention is good for Nigeria this year. The most populous nation in Africa makes its winter games debut this week—and its four athletes are all women. 371 more words


Galentine's Day: What It Tells Us About Our Changing Society

This post first appeared on Wicked-Solutions.blog.

Every February 13, my ladyfriends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. 477 more words


Big in Japan: Public Policy of Love

Samantha Hatoski

There is a demographic time bomb waiting to go off in Japan. Experts argue that the country’s shrinking population, slow economic growth, declining fertility rate, and rise in unsteady employment are all to blame, and with an increasing elderly population, the outlook is… 855 more words

Public Policy

Debating y/our humanity, or Are Libraries Neutral?

Below are my prepared remarks for the ALA MidWinter President’s Program, billed as a debate on the question of Are Libraries Neutral? I was on the Hell No side. 1,442 more words

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The Silent Shame Part 7: What Almost Any Father of a Victim Would Want to Do

It was a sentencing hearing for former USA Gymnastics sports medicine doctor, Larry Nassar. Judge Janice Cunningham was presiding over the hearing in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Michigan, where victims of Nassar’s abuse testified to the pain and suffering at his hands. 445 more words

Pop Culture

Versatile and Voracious: Norwegian Marit Bjørgen Gunning For History in PyeongChang

Only three women have won ten medals in the Winter Olympics: Russian cross-country skier Raisa Smetanina, Italian cross-country skier Stefania Belmondo, and Norwegian cross-country skier… 237 more words

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