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Now imagine doing this 30-40 times a year

Promoting Your Event: A Timeline, from ALA Programming Librarian My latest for the ALA Programming Librarian blog.

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Using subtle nudges in library programming

Subtle Nudges: Reminding Your Audience about Upcoming Events My latest for Programming Librarian: how we at LMU Librarian try to subtly remind our guests about future events (other attempts are not so subtle).

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Writing for the programming librarian

I’ve started writing for the ALA’s Programming Librarian website. My first two posts are up. Collaborating with Galleries: A Blessed Match “One of my first planning meetings as the new outreach and communications librarian for the William H. Hannon Library was with the director and curator of the Laband Art Gallery, an on-campus exhibition space […]

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Dancing in the library lobby

The Roesch Library at the University of Dayton is doing some amazing outreach work to engage students with library services. Communications and Outreach librarian Katy Kelly recently wrote about their new library tour photo hunt for the ALA’s Programming Librarian blog: “Another clue that is entertaining to watch is, ‘Every year during final exams, the library offers […]

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Serializing student work in digital displays

Brian Mathews’s blog The Ubiquitous Librarian has come to an end with the impending closure of the Chronicle’s blog network. I will miss reading Brian’s thoughts on leadership and possible futures for academic libraries (though, he will no doubt continue to write). In one of his final posts, he talks about highlighting student scholarship in the […]

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Program or be programmed? meh.

As someone who has neglected his Codecademy account for months now, I can sympathize with the idea. As much as I love the idea of coding, I’d much rather be focusing on other types of problems (some of which may require a talented coder to conquer). “Look, I love programming. I also believe programming is important […]