We have work to do: Minority Representation in US ARL University Libraries as of 2012-2013

We have work to do: Minority Representation in US ARL University Libraries as of 2012-2013

ARL just came out with this poster Minority Representation in US ARL University Libraries as of 2012-2013: Taking a Closer Look at the Evidence. The two findings that stand out for me are 1) that women still make less then their counterparts… Continue Reading We have work to do: Minority Representation in US ARL University Libraries as of 2012-2013

Using our Influence: Why I support the Ada Initiative

Using our Influence: Why I support the Ada Initiative

Update: Librarians donate over $10,000 to the Ada Initiative! On the first day of a 7-day challenge, librarians came through and met the goal. Now we’re looking at stretch goals. See the post above for details. —– I haven’t been blogging for… Continue Reading Using our Influence: Why I support the Ada Initiative

Questions about Project Management, for the 2014 SLA-NY Conference-Expo

I’ve been invited to speak on 9/18 on a panel about project management in libraries at the 2014 SLA-NY Conference and Expo (the New York chapter of the Special Libraries Association). In advance of the event, the organizers have asked panelists to… Continue Reading Questions about Project Management, for the 2014 SLA-NY Conference-Expo

What lies behind admonitions to be kind?

There was recently a conversation on a list that I mostly lurk on about the relationship between kindness and leadership. General consensus was that kindness is an essential aspect of leadership and should be cultivated. I took issue with this suggestion.… Continue Reading What lies behind admonitions to be kind?

My job? Make it easier for employees to do their jobs well.

Over the past few years I’ve been thinking about how I can be a better manager of people. That is to say, how I can be better for them. Sure, I’m concerned about the needs of the organization and institution.… Continue Reading My job? Make it easier for employees to do their jobs well.

Will the "Next New World" really have so few women and people of color?

Will the “Next New World” really have so few women and people of color?

To: Thomas Friedman, Organizer, Next New World forum (contact link for Friedman is here) Meg Whitman, President and CEO, HP; Sponsor of Next New World forum Nicholas B. Dirks, Chancellor, University of California Berkeley; Sponsor of Next New World forum, chancellor@berkeley.edu Janet Napolitano, President, University… Continue Reading Will the “Next New World” really have so few women and people of color?

I wouldn't want be on their team. Would you?

I wouldn’t want be on their team. Would you?

Yesterday I was reading through some older email and found a nice list of project management tools to try. I clicked through to look at a few of them and decided to also look at the teams who built them.… Continue Reading I wouldn’t want be on their team. Would you?

Biases and errors in our tools: how do you cope? Reflections of a newcomer to textual analysis.

Biases and errors in our tools: how do you cope? Reflections of a newcomer to textual analysis.

On February 22, 2014, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at the NYU Humanities Initiative entitled Using Digital Tools in the Classroom and in Research. (Here are the videos of 3 of the 4 panelists’ presentations and the… Continue Reading Biases and errors in our tools: how do you cope? Reflections of a newcomer to textual analysis.

Learning to See by Listening to Others: On Discrimination in Libraries

Learning to See by Listening to Others: On Discrimination in Libraries

Months ago when I heard from Rachel Frick that she was working with others to organize a summit on leadership and gender, I volunteered immediately to help in any way I can. As a woman in a “woman’s profession,” where… Continue Reading Learning to See by Listening to Others: On Discrimination in Libraries

Setting aside work time to play and experiment

I’m sitting in a meeting room on the 5th floor of Bobst Library (part of our Research Commons) adjacent to the Digital Studio. I’m here with three other people. The room is silent except for clicking keyboards and the occasional… Continue Reading Setting aside work time to play and experiment

SERVICES! for all areas of knowledge!

SERVICES! for all areas of knowledge!

For the past three years at NYU Libraries, we have been thinking deeply about how libraries can support digital scholarship in a scalable and sustainable way. My colleague, Monica McCormick, and I gave a presentation on this topic at the Digital Library Federation… Continue Reading SERVICES! for all areas of knowledge!

Are we talking enough about gender bias and discrimination in the library profession?

[Update: check out the growing LTG Summit Zotero Library] — Spoiler: the answer is NO. I’m on the Advisory Committee of the upcoming Leadership, Technology, and Gender Summit taking place March 19-21, 2014 in Austin, Texas, following the Electronic Resources & Libraries… Continue Reading Are we talking enough about gender bias and discrimination in the library profession?

“Digital humanities in higher education” @ ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship conference 2013,

Update: This session was videotaped and you can watch it here http://vimeo.com/album/2611239/video/79505431 Today I took part in a panel entitled “Digital humanities in higher education” at the ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship Conference 2013. This panel included Karen Calhoun (moderator), AUL Organizational Development and… Continue Reading “Digital humanities in higher education” @ ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship conference 2013,

Day of Digital Humanities, 2013

As part of the “Day of Digital Humanities, 2013″ (Monday, 4/8/2013), I’ll be blogging over here about my day of digital scholarship.

Testing: Embedding playlists

Testing: Embedding playlists YouTube: Eeeewwww I hate the way YouTube handles embedded playlists. I’ve got 3 videos in this playlist but you can’t tell that right off the bat when you load the page. Instead you have to notice the… Continue Reading Testing: Embedding playlists

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