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Month: March 2013

“When you stick your neck out, sometimes you get your head chopped off.”

Or something like that. (It’s a possible mis-quote of my department head. He was trying to make me feel better with this statement, and it was surprisingly effective.) This is the story of Librarians Build Communities (LBC) in Alaska. To jog your memory: LBC is an advocacy program, where librarians…

Playing Fiasco

I’ve been writing a lot of serious business kinds of posts lately (and I have another queued up), so let’s take a bit of a break, shall we? I just spent several hours playing a tabletop roleplaying game called Fiasco with some friends. If you’re not familiar with tabletop roleplaying…

Approval Voting (a guest post that could help us make some fixes to ALA)

There’s been a ton of discussion, all over the place, about ALA Council and ALA voting turnout and the membership feeling invested in their representatives. I’d kind of like to approach this from a different angle, though. Rather than talking about the size of Council, maybe we should talk about…