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the vagaries of domestic life

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Is this a conversation you’d like to see at the ALA Annual Conference 2014? We’ve pitched this idea for an ALA Conversation Starter, but now it’s up to a public vote. Anyone with an ALA Connect account can vote, whether or not they think they’ll attend the conference.
What I Really Want to do is Direct: First-time Directors Discuss Their Experiences

You know that cliché about actors really wanting to direct? It turns out that it’s also true of new (or not so new) librarians. In this panel, four first-time library directors will discuss how they arrived in their positions, the skills that helped them move into leadership, and the obstacles they didn’t anticipate.
This panel discussion is intended for those who are interested in moving into management positions, as well as new library administrators facing similar issues. Panelists include academic library directors Jacob Berg and Jessica Olin, and public library administrators Kristi Chadwick and John Pappas. Daniel Ransom will moderate.

While you’re on ALA Connect, there are many other Conversation Starters and Ignite Sessions worth your vote, so spread the love around.
Original photo: University of Washington’s Suzallo Library shot by Michael Riffle and made available via Creative Commons license. Title fonts and color inspired by Wes Anderson. Obviously.

We’re down to the last few days of voting on the ALA Conversation Starters! Please vote for #iwannadirect!

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thepinakes:

thepinakes:

Is this a conversation you’d like to see at the ALA Annual Conference 2014? We’ve pitched this idea for an ALA Conversation Starter, but now it’s up to a public vote. Anyone with an ALA Connect account can vote, whether or not they think they’ll attend the conference.

What I Really Want to do is Direct: First-time Directors Discuss Their Experiences

You know that cliché about actors really wanting to direct? It turns out that it’s also true of new (or not so new) librarians. In this panel, four first-time library directors will discuss how they arrived in their positions, the skills that helped them move into leadership, and the obstacles they didn’t anticipate.

This panel discussion is intended for those who are interested in moving into management positions, as well as new library administrators facing similar issues. Panelists include academic library directors Jacob Berg and Jessica Olin, and public library administrators Kristi Chadwick and John Pappas. Daniel Ransom will moderate.

While you’re on ALA Connect, there are many other Conversation Starters and Ignite Sessions worth your vote, so spread the love around.

Original photo: University of Washington’s Suzallo Library shot by Michael Riffle and made available via Creative Commons license. Title fonts and color inspired by Wes Anderson. Obviously.

We’re down to the last few days of voting on the ALA Conversation Starters! Please vote for #iwannadirect!

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Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos by Jonah Keri
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The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri. 
2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team’s move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren’t dead—not by a long shot. The Expos pinwheel cap is still sported by Montrealers, former fans, and by many more in the US and Canada as a fashion item. Expos loyalists are still spotted at Blue Jays games and wherever the Washington Nationals play (often cheering against them). Every year there are rumours that Montreal—as North America’s largest market without a baseball team—could host Major League Baseball again.
There has never been a major English-language book on the entire franchise history. There also hasn’t been a sportswriter as uniquely qualified to tell the whole story, and to make it appeal to baseball fans across Canada AND south of the border. Jonah Keri writes the chief baseball column for Grantland, and routinely makes appearances in Canadian media such as The Jeff Blair Show, Prime Time Sports and Off the Record. The author of the New York Times baseball bestseller The Extra 2% (Ballantine/ESPN Books), Keri is one of the new generation of high-profile sports writers equally facile with sabermetrics and traditional baseball reporting. He has interviewed everyone for this book (EVERYONE: including the ownership that allowed the team to be moved), and fans can expect to hear from just about every player and personality from the Expos’ unforgettable 35 years in baseball. Up, Up, and Away is already one of the most anticipated sports books of next year.

I kind of want to read this, but then I think about Dawson being in the hall in a not-Cubs hat, and then I tear up a little.

public-radio-market:

Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos by Jonah Keri

Buy  Buy Book | Kindle

The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri. 

2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team’s move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren’t dead—not by a long shot. The Expos pinwheel cap is still sported by Montrealers, former fans, and by many more in the US and Canada as a fashion item. Expos loyalists are still spotted at Blue Jays games and wherever the Washington Nationals play (often cheering against them). Every year there are rumours that Montreal—as North America’s largest market without a baseball team—could host Major League Baseball again.

There has never been a major English-language book on the entire franchise history. There also hasn’t been a sportswriter as uniquely qualified to tell the whole story, and to make it appeal to baseball fans across Canada AND south of the border. Jonah Keri writes the chief baseball column for Grantland, and routinely makes appearances in Canadian media such as The Jeff Blair Show, Prime Time Sports and Off the Record. The author of the New York Times baseball bestseller The Extra 2% (Ballantine/ESPN Books), Keri is one of the new generation of high-profile sports writers equally facile with sabermetrics and traditional baseball reporting. He has interviewed everyone for this book (EVERYONE: including the ownership that allowed the team to be moved), and fans can expect to hear from just about every player and personality from the Expos’ unforgettable 35 years in baseball. Up, Up, and Away is already one of the most anticipated sports books of next year.

I kind of want to read this, but then I think about Dawson being in the hall in a not-Cubs hat, and then I tear up a little.

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How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

(Source: ala-con)

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On March 25, 1911, a match was dropped and a factory exploded with fire, resulting in one of the highest losses of life from an industrial accident in the US. 146 people—mostly women—were burned alive, succumbed to smoke inhalation, or were forced to jump from the eighth, ninth, and tenth stories of the Asche Building* in New York City. Factory owners had locked the doors to stairwells and fire escapes to stop the women from taking unauthorized breaks and to stem the theft of the materials and products from the factory floor.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which led to legislation to improve industrial safety standards for workers and the founding of the American Society of Safety Engineers, remains a stark reminder of the harsh conditions under which workers, including women and children, were forced to toil before workplace safety initiatives were widely employed in the US. Read more at pbs.org.

The two images above depict a view of the Asche Building interior after the fire and a demonstration of protest and mourning held several weeks after the fire.

See the entire set of powerful images from the National Archives and Records Administration collection here.

*Now the Brown Building, a part of the campus of New York University (NYU). It is located at 23-29 Washington Place, between Greene Street and Washington Square East in Greenwich Village, New York City. More.

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Dr. Kathleen de la Peña McCook

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Our post today comes from Alicia K. Long, who describes herself as a “librarian, Spectrum Scholar 2009, Emerging Leader 2012, and Dr. McCook’s former student, assistant, and mentee.” On an editorial note, I’ll mention that Dr. McCook submitted Dr. Alma Dawson and Oralia de la Garza Cortés to Women of Library History last year.

The name of Dr. Kathleen de la Peña McCook can be followed by many titles: professor, leader, advocate, researcher, speaker, mentor, Tampa Bay Rays fan,…  and librarian of course.

Currently teaching under the title of Distinguished University Professor at the School of Information of the University of South Florida, Dr. Kathleen de la Peña McCook is a tireless advocate in the areas of libraries and democracy, human rights, social justice, cultural heritage, and libraries building community.  Dr. McCook has been actively involved in several leadership positions in the American Library Association:  the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), the Ethnic and Multicultural Roundtable (EMIERT), and others.

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