Yikes, it's been a while since I posted anything. My blog prolificacy has gone way down, or perhaps has been replaced by microblogging on Twitter. So let me give you an update longer than 140 characters. What have I been up to lately?
- Attending gatherings with like-minded folk
- Exploring more of my adopted homecity, NYC
- Settling in at my job and launching the new John Jay library website with panache
Now that the library site has been built and launched, I can turn more attention to other parts of my job, like drumming up campus support for data management services, figuring out how the library will serve only-online students, updating old signage, and sussing out what cool new tech the library can adopt. This last part wasn't something I was terribly interested in when I was getting my MLIS, to be honest, but I've been reading up on it and have gotten really excited about the prospect of introducing new and (at least slightly) relevant technology to our library — things that will give students and faculty alike that moment of delight when you discover or create something. So, stay tuned.
Speaking of moments of creative delight, I've been writing/editing more and more on Wikipedia, mostly on Art Nouveau-era movers and shakers. I know I'm way behind the times on this, but those Wikipedians are right — it can be addictive! It's hard to get going at first, since new editors must learn the etiquette and tone, but I've noticed a definite change in my Wiki-reading perspective. Instead of purely consuming an article, I have a healthy "what's missing?" reflex now, too. If you're not an editor (and especially if you're a woman, too), I highly recommend you dive into editing Wikipedia.