Archive for October, 2006

New Opening: Chinese Language Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian (Temporary)

Friday, October 27th, 2006

at UC LibrariesUCSD Libraries Chinese Language Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian (Temporary) Preferred appointment level: Assistant Librarian I – III with an approximate salary range of $40,008 – $44,736. One year position with possibility of extension contingent upon available funding. The Libraries of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) seek applications from innovative, conscientious, and […]

Communication Skills Is Ranked the #1 Skill for Career Advancement

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Communication skills is ranked the #1 skill for career advancement according to a 1999 survey. [Yes, communication skills is a set of skills.] Want to learn more about the Toastmasters and improve your communication skills? Come out to the contests at the District 21 (BC Province) Fall Conference. It’s more entertaining, rewarding, (and cheaper) than […]

New Librarian's Busy Life

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I was thrilled to hear Heather’s voice over the weekend! Ian predicted wrong; Heather didn’t sound like homesick. She enjoys being a new member of the friendly team at McGill. She’s staying in an empty two-bedroom now, free! and will move into her own place next month. She said the pace is much faster now, […]

Making the Business Case

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Linda asked me to post this event. Looks useful for any kind of librarians.


Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

VICTORIA – British Columbians will have better access to more information thanks to a new virtual reference library service called AskAway, Education Minister Shirley Bond and Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced today during the Libraries in Dialogue with Government conference. Read the entire article here.

Signs you might be Canadian

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

– You understand the phrase “Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine, on the chesterfield.” – You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars. – You drink Pop, not Soda. – You know that a Mickey and 24’s mean, “party at the camp, eh!!!” – You know that a pike is a […]


Sunday, October 8th, 2006


Show Your Librarian Some Love

Friday, October 6th, 2006

By Todd Gilman Chronicle of Higher Education Tuesday, October 3, 2006 An interesting article on which argues that students trained by professors and librarians who cooperate and affirm each other’s role fare better than those forced to bear the brunt of troubled relations. Todd identifies several reasons why they may not work well together and […]

Dinner Party October 7th

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Heather is back in town. We decided to have a dinner party instead at 6:30 pm. Public librarians who will be working that day can also attend. Big Brother, Henry will make an annoucement at the party and so will Zhang Ying. Let’s try the new Korean restaurant at Landsdown Mall: Kyung Bok Palace 景福宮 […]

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