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Introduction to Alaska Digital Resources – Lesson One

Explanation of what I’m doing, for people not taking the course: Alaska has this very cool thing, where people living in the state have access to a whole bunch of electronic resources through the “Statewide Library Electronic Doorway” (SLED) and “Digital Pipeline.” (I admit, I haven’t the foggiest idea what…

SMART Goals and Alaskan Librarians Build Communities

You’ve heard that goals need to be “SMART,” right? It’s a fairly common model for making goals, you know, not pointless. And I have, over the past few years, improved at making goals “Specific,” “Measurable,” “Relevant,” and “Time-bound.” The first two, especially, I do well—I think it’s the engineering training…

Tour de Cure

I’ve posted about it before—mostly to ask for donations—so here’s a short write-up about yesterday’s ride: My team, Geeks in Gear, raised over $1500 toward the fight against diabetes. We rode not just for the cause but in memory of our friend and teammate, Wil Curry, who was hit by…