On July 1st, I was Acting Head of the my library's Systems Department.

Today, on September 1st, I have become the Acting Law Librarian for the Law Library of the Faculty of Law.

I have a very strong tolerance for uncertainty and change.

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We soft-announced the next #ournetworks a couple weeks ago and I thought I should share the call here!

Our Networks 2047: Redistributing the Future
November 14 – 27, 2022
Online, Distributed

After a year of hibernation, we're excited to invite you to join us for an experimental online event - something between an alternate reality conference, and wiki as collaborative science fiction. Drawing inspiration from our favourite sci-fi authors we’re headed to a future for Our Networks 2̶0̶2̶2̶ 2047.

We are seeking session leaders to spend at max a couple hours writing abstracts and pitches for the hypothetical conference programming and spending some time checking in on a wiki over the two weeks of the event.
To declare your interest, please submit a character’s name and bio, area of interest or talk by October 15, 2022. More details here: ournetworks.ca/

When folks unsubscribe to my newsletter, I remind myself that no one needs more email and most people need less and so I try not to take it personally.

But - each unsub always leaves me with some worry that I have offended someone after I've made some bold (but benign) statement (like "Who watches TV news? It's so information-poor").

I love funny and bold writing. But it takes both confidence and a readership that lets you try it.

Librarian of Things: Weeknote 34: I am the Troy McClure of Acting Roles within a library: librarian.aedileworks.com/2022

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tired: processing collections

wired: digitizing hidden collections

inspired: hiding digitized collections

Librarian of Things: Weeknote 30: This week I was *in the weeds* 🐝🐝🐝: librarian.aedileworks.com/2022

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Library and info. science linkspam: 

Notable read: Mita Williams, "Thinking in Systems," Librarian of Things librarian.aedileworks.com/2022

When I was in high school, they stopped selling gummy bears in the cafeteria when students discovered that if you stick a gummy bear in your mouth and then take it and expose it for a moment in the air, the candy gains remarkable adhesive properties. Also, my office ceiling :

My sabbatical is officially over. I'm going to try to re-start my practice of publishing Friday Week Notes on library matters. Starting today: librarian.aedileworks.com/2022

MPOW has been mostly offline since June 20 because of a 'cybersecurity incident.'

There is a self-imposed social media silence around this event that is fascinating to me.

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