My new job (or why all of my Oregon Trail gaming as a child might finally come in handy)career, instruction, librarianship, libraries, management, Vermont, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 2/1/2011 with 52 comments

I’m one of those people who has a hard time waiting for people’s birthday to give them presents. Whenever I try to surprise my husband with something, I always end up telling him about it early. I can keep other people’s secrets, but I’m terrible at keeping my own. So I’ve felt like the cork …

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The VT Lecture Circuitspeaking, Vermont

by Meredith Farkas on 4/14/2008 with 5 comments

My father-in-law — who was big on the lecture circuit before he retired from optometry — always says that you are valued as a speaker in direct proportion to the distance from your home. So, the further away you are from home, the more you should be valued. If that’s true, then speaking locally is …

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Social software in academic libraries: what’s most important?libraries, tech trends, Vermont

by Meredith Farkas on 4/22/2006 with 19 comments

In mid-May, I’m giving an hour-long talk at the Vermont Library Association’s Annual Conference about using social software in academic libraries. The majority of the population I’ll be talking to has not used any of these tools, so I’m trying to figure out what would be most valuable to talk about. I’m torn between providing …

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Any Vermont Bloggers?blogging, Vermont

by Meredith Farkas on 11/2/2005 with 4 comments

I know this message is probably only useful to Jessamyn (and it isn’t, since she already knows about it), but Cathy Resmer from Seven Days has organized a Vermont blogger metup for this Saturday: Date: Saturday, November 5 Time: 3 p.m. Place: Langdon Street Cafe, Montpelier Cost: Free, but you might want to get somethin’ …

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