Monthly Archives: September 2007


I came back this weekend from a wonderful library conference. Normally I attend MLA, but I had an opportunity to offer a continuing education course at EAHIL, in Krakow, Poland. So I ended up doing a 4-hour course on teaching methodologies.

There’s presenting or teaching in front of students and then there’s presenting in front of your peers. I can handle students. Let’s just say I was incredibly nervous for this class. To my relief it went rather well. My audience was marvelous and I came away with some great ideas myself.

Because I taught the class, I had the chance to attend the rest of the conference. It’s a lot smaller than MLA–about 360 attendees–but it was a really well-organized and informative conference. I particularly liked getting the European perspective on library issues. Interesting to learn that Evidence-based Practice hasn’t gotten a firm foothold in many European countries (excluding the UK).

More later…

Addy will know

Directly from a friend of mine with a connection to the band:

“How often are librarians the theme of a popular song?

SNMNMNM‘s “Addy Will Know” is a musical tribute to the modern Librarian. “Addy” refers to a real librarian and includes actual call numbers in the bridge.

The “contest wiki” at the address below explains how you can win a copy of their new CD “Crawl Inside Your Head.” There is also an opportunity to be featured in an upcoming SNMNMNM music video!

“Addy” will hit the college airwaves September, 3 2007. You can contact your local college or university radio station now and request that they “ADD ADDY!”

Want to learn more?

It’s all in the wiki!”