Life is good blogging, job search

by Meredith Farkas on 6/22/2005 with 17 comments

I’ve been wanting to blog about this for a while… I got a job. I was offered the position about 11 days ago, but was nervous about blogging about something that was not yet in writing. After having lunch yesterday with the Library Director and her husband, I realized that yes, I really do have …

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Road trip! blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 6/14/2005 with 1 comment

I won’t be posting much (if anything) over the next week since tomorrow I’ll be starting a major road trip with my hubby and Internet access may be sporadic at best. I’ll be back in Chicago on the 22nd and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at ALA!!! If you want to grab lunch, dinner, …

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Thank you Oprah! random

by Meredith Farkas on 6/10/2005 with 0 comment

I think I was the only person in my high school English class to actually enjoy Faulkner. Admittedly, his writing can be difficult to read. The first time I read The Sound and the Fury I rarely knew which character was narrating the book at any given time. Some of his books really require a …

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Blogging ALA on a wiki! ALA, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/9/2005 with 0 comment

When the wiki was first created, I put up a page for people who are blogging the conference so that people would know where they could find conference reports. Well, Luke, from the lbr blog took it one huge step further. Here’s an excerpt from the email he sent me: If a number of people …

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Very snarfy ALA, General, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/8/2005 with 0 comment

I must apologize for the lack of posts this week. I’ve come down with a horrible cold (bordering on the flu) and I just haven’t felt up to doing much of anything. I can’t believe I was healthy all winter while cooped up inside and now that the weather is warm and beautiful, I’m stuck …

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On the other hand… job search

by Meredith Farkas on 6/5/2005 with 9 comments

In the past, I’ve written about the do’s and don’t’s of interviewing and have described some of the bad experiences I’ve had in interviews. So I thought it would be good to mention the absolutely wonderful interview experience I had on Friday (I just got home yesterday). Like I’ve said before, the way you are …

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Wikilust Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 5/31/2005 with 1 comment

I just read a fantastic article about wikis from the Educause Review (Sept/Oct 2004). Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not, by Brian Lamb, includes mentions about just about everything that I find so wonderful about wikis. He describes how groups of people have used wikis for such diverse purposes as research spaces, conference planners, …

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Even more on our plate ALA, random

by Meredith Farkas on 5/31/2005 with 0 comment

Not that we don’t have enough going on at the ALA Conference, but there are going to be two other very cool events happening in Chicago at the same time. The first is Wired’s Nextfest, which is being billed as the World’s Fair for technology. For those of us who love gadgets and still dream …

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Ooo baby, baby it’s a wiki world ALA, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 5/31/2005 with 0 comment

What I love best about wikis is that their content is not limited to the imagination of just a few people (like most websites are). Anyone can add new sections and content to the wiki that they think people would find useful. From the Curmudgeony Librarian’s rethinking of the Calendar of Events to Andrea’s rockin’ …

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“The Price of Indifference” General

by Meredith Farkas on 5/26/2005 with 4 comments

I just saw this article, by Henry Raymond, in the Chronicle of Education that rivaled even the worst of my interview woes: The committee members repeatedly warned me that their students were not as academically equipped as my current students, and that I’d have a terrible time adjusting to a new caliber of teaching. (My …

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Job search hoops job search

by Meredith Farkas on 5/25/2005 with 11 comments

This morning (at 8 am Central Time) I got a call from a college on the east coast. They wanted to interview me for a reference librarian position I’d applied for months ago. First, however, they needed me to get my references to write letters of recommendation that specifically addressed the job responsibilities. Personally, I …

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