Mindfulness in Privacy Poster (#CUALIS19)

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On Friday 08 February 2019, I presented a poster on privacy at the 11th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium – I attempted to use a ‘mindfulness’ metaphor and did a lightning talk on the subject.

T’was fun for me – I hope everyone else had as much fun as me. I kept the poster mostly text-free in order to prioritize conversation.

Thank you to Catholic University of America and the Department of Library and Information Science.

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Note to self: Write New Blog Post!

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I have had some notes for a new blog post sitting on my desk for a week or so now – but time has gotten the best of me.

This week has potential.

Thank you for reading.

CarpentryConnect UK (2019)

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For those who may be new to ‘The Carpentries’ – let me introduce you. I first joined a Library of Congress sponsored Library Carpentry event designed to teach interested folks the intro to ways of manipulating data with Python and OpenRefine.

Screenshot from LC’s website (accessed 15 January 2019)

Library Carpentry is a subset of the larger educational entity, The Carpentries.

Screenshot from The Carpentries website (accessed 15 January 2019)

Well, it looks like an organization in the UK, the Sustainable Software Institute is organizing the ‘first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester‘ in June (25-27 June 2019). This will be a networking as well as technical learning event it appears.

Screenshot from the Software Sustainability Institute (accessed 15 January 2019)

I wish I could go – but the American Library Association Annual conference is too close there – schedule-wise.

Maybe next time. Either way, this should be good. If you plan to be in Manchester in June this year (2019), and love the educational, open-educational model for learning to code, please consider attending or supporting in some way.

Cheers.

Happy New Year 2019

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The new year is underway, a bunch of us are getting back to work…

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 !

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I hope it is a great year (and I hope I blog more)!

Cheers for now

Harsh Reality of Language(?)

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I feel we live in an image saturated culture.

But what if we could get back to language?

Would this clamber for the ‘word’ change our lives again – make us more rational, clear, harsh, in our thinking? This harshness is required methinks if we plan to progress as a culture – we can not live in more & more emotions if we plan to develop – individually or as a group.

The ‘word’ is stark against a backdrop – it is or is-not. It is read in a direction – depending on the language or script of local use or tradition. Images suffer from no such delineation. It is with just that delineation of language that will force us to stop and think – as opposed to just going on and on (like pictures do) without order or rigor.

That is the space where we learn.

Just a thought.

Good luck

#RadioBookClub v. 8 – Behold the Dreamers

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The time has come once again to get into some words – LIVE – on the radio.

This is our 8th such discussion over the internet waves – thanks be to Dennis Price of Home Improvements by Dennis Price.

We will be reading BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue

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Time/Place: 06 November 2018 – 8 PM EST.

Location for listening: Radio Fairfax.

Number to call with comments and ideas: 703-560-TALK (8255).

We look forward to the discussion and your comments.

2018 Community Service Award (DCLA)

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One a very positive note for this summer of 2018…

I was honoured with the 2018 Community Service Award by the District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA).

Thank you

(Now, I just need to get it on the wall in my office…) 🙂

2018 Service Award