Late info: Review of Intrapreneurship Handbook for Librarians (published in 2018)

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Jesse A. Lambertson, “Arne J. Almquist and Sharon G. Almquist, Intrapreneurship Handbook for Librarians: How to Be a Change Agent in Your Library,” The Library Quarterly 88, no. 3 (July 2018): 303-304.

This is a review of the book mentioned published at LQ in July 2018.

I just wanted to get this to the site for future use.

https://doi.org/10.1086/697708

Theology Library Grows a bit each month!

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Happy to say that my theology library is growing a bit each month.

A couple of recent acquisitions: Crossway’s Greek text New Testament and a classic of reference, Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words.

Large Libraries Provide Reading Potential

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Just a quick note – now that I have changed cities and jobs…

The Chicago Maroon (image from University Archives) (accessed 12 November 2019)

‘Tis so good to have access to such a large academic library collection – my reading is not met with any significant limits. Yes, I know, not every library has every book by every author. Not even Library of Congress has EVERY book (and they have the largest collection in the world).

I have found some obscure theological works, books on physics and time, international literature, as well as some of the best apologetic books in history. If by chance, something is not available in the collection, I make use of the fabulous ILL department (which, by the way, is one of the busiest in the United States).

I guess then I will keep reading.

Library Carpentry Lessons / Trainer in-Training…

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‘Tis not my first mention of The Carpentries on this site.

Specifically, I am now involved in Library Carpentry – currently going through certified instructor training and assisting in cleaning up lessons and documentation.

screenshot from Library Carpentry website, 13 May 2019

Coming up on May 30-31, 2019 is a Mozilla Sponsored ‘Sprint’ to edit Lessons, make changes to the website, and review the documentation against the newly created style guide.

So far, I have made some pull requests via Github and done some reviewing of documentation to see how it conforms to the style guide. The Carpentries community is a good group of teacher/trainers who want to assist each other by spreading some basic knowledge of relevant and potential technologies to the library community. I will be scheduling a teacher demo soon in order to become a certified instructor. So, I hope to continue my efforts in this community for years.

Looking forward to it.