Update 10/11/2014: I was unable to participate in this conference as I had to go out of town at the last minute. But here NYU’s own, Eric Stedfeld, representing for NYU project management at the event! I’ve been invited to… Continue Reading Questions about Project Management, for the 2014 SLA-NY Conference-Expo

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?

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?

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?

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.

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

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

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!

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!

[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?

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,

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 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

Last week was a busy news week for women who work. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, issued a memo to her employees saying they could no longer work from home. Yahoo is in bad shape and apparently Mayer believes the ban… Continue Reading Women and work, flexibility and management

Monica McCormick and I just published an article entitled “Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability” in the Journal of Library Administration special issue “Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement,” edited by Barbara Rockenbach (Columbia University).… Continue Reading Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability


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