Monday, January 14, 2019

BBB news: Neue Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in, 2019/4

Die neuesten Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in. Die gesamte Bibliographie findet sich auf library-mistress.net/berufsbild.
Jenny Bronstein: "An exploration of the library and information science professional skills and personal competencies: An Israeli perspective". In: Library & Information Science Research 37 (2015) 2, S. 130-138

Ray L. Carpenter / Patricia A. Carpenter: "The Doctorate in Librarianship and an Assessment of Graduate Library Education". In: Journal of Education for Librarianship 11 (1970) 3, S. 45

Herbert S. White / Karen Momenee: "Impact of the Increase in Library Doctorates". In: College & Research Libraries 39 (1978) 3, S. 207-214

Sylvia Martin: Ida Emily Leeson. A life. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin 2006

H. Curtis Wright: Jesse Shera, Librarianship, and Information Science. Brigham Young University, School of Library and Information Sciences, 1988 (Occasional Research Paper, 5)

David Tréfás: "Das Fachreferat: vom Universalgelehrten zur Schwarmintelligenz". In: Bibliotheksdienst 52 (2018) 12, S. 864–874

Charles Martell: "Achieving High Performance in Library Work". In: Library Trends 38 (1989) 1, S. 73-91

Michael Fischer: "Erfahrungen aus der Ausbildungspraxis der Badischen Landesbibliothek". In: Bibliotheksdienst 52 (2018) 12, S. 846-863

Christian A. Nappo: The Librarians of Congress. Rowman & Littlefield 2016 (John James Beckley, Patrick Magruder, George Watterston, John Silva Meehan, John Gould Stephenson, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, John Russell Young, Herbert Putnam, Archibald MacLeish, Luther H. Evans, Lawrence Quincy Mumford, Daniel J. Boorstin, James Hadley Billington)

Quinn Galbraith / Erin Merrill / Olivia Outzenc: "The Effect of Gender and Minority Status on Salary in Private and Public ARL Libraries". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 44 (2018) 1, S. 75-80

Nancy D. Lane: Characteristics Related to Productivity among Doctoral Graduates in Librarianship. University of California at Berkeley, PhD dissertation, 1975

Frank Seeliger: "Wildauer Studiengang Bibliotheksinformatik. Ein Plädoyer für das lebenslange Lernen". In: Bibliotheksdienst 52 (2018) 12, S. 890-896

Klaus Ceynowa: "Zum 75. Geburtstag von Elmar Mittler". In: Bibliothek. Forschung und Praxis 39 (2015) 2, S. 124-125

Paul Kaegbein: "Zum 70. Geburtstag von Elmar Mittler". In: Bibliothek. Forschung und Praxis 34 (2010) 2, S. 144

Claudia Büchel: "Personalplanung in Großstadtbibliotheken in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Ein Praxisprojekt im Rahmen des Masterstudiengangs. Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft (MALIS - Master in Library and Information Science) der TH Köln". In: Bibliotheksdienst 52 (2018) 12, S. 834-845

Julie Still / Zara Wilkinson: "The use of librarians as occupational study populations in social science research". In: Library Review 63 (2014) 1/2, S. 2-14

Wanda V. Dole / Jitka M. Hurych / Wallace C. Koehler: "Values for librarians in the information age: an expanded examination". In: Library Management 21 (2000) 6, S. 285-297

Catherine Hoodless / Stephen Pinfield: "Subject vs. functional: Should subject librarians be replaced by functional specialists in academic libraries?". In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 50 (2018) 4, S. 345-360

Mary Grace Flaherty: The Library Staff Development Handbook. How to Maximize Your Library's Most Important Resource. Rowman & Littlefield 2017

Beth Yeagley: Shelving, Stamping and Shushing: Librarians in the Movies. Kent State University, Master's Research Paper, 1999

Rahim Shahbazi / Aziz Hedayati: "Identifying Digital Librarian Competencies According to the Analysis of Newly Emerging IT-based LIS Jobs in 2013". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 42 (2016) 5, S. 542-550 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2016.06.014


Medical / health sciences / nursing / hospital librarians

Ruth Holst / Carla J. Funk / Heidi Sue Adams / Margaret Bandy / Catherine Mary Boss / Beth Hill / Claire B. Joseph / Rosalind K. Lett: "Vital pathways for hospital librarians: present and future roles". In: Journal of the Medical Library Association 97 (2009) 4, S. 285-292

Jennifer A. Lyon / Gretchen M. Kuntz / Mary E. Edwards / Linda C. Butson / Beth Auten: "The Lived Experience and Training Needs of Librarians Serving at the Clinical Point-of-Care". In: Medical Reference Services Quarterly 34 (2015) 3, S. 311-333

Hongjie Wang: "Academic mentorship: an effective professional development strategy for medical reference librarians". In: Medical Reference Services Quarterly 20 (2001) 2, S. 23-31

Hanna Kwasik / Pauline O. Fulda: "Strengthening professionals: a chapter-level formative evaluation of the Medical Library Association mentoring initiative". In: Journal of the Medical Library Association 94 (2006) 1, S. 19–29

Marc Wallace / Thomas D. McMullen / Kate Corcoran: "Findings from the most recent Medical Library Association salary survey". In: Journal of the Medical Library Association 92 (2004) 4, S. 465–472

Gary D. Bird / Patricia J. Devine / Kate E. Corcoran: "Health sciences librarians' awareness and assessment of the Medical Library Association Code of Ethics for Health Sciences Librarianship: the results of a membership survey". In: Journal of the Medical Library Association 102 (2014) 4, S. 257-270

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Anleitung zur Erstellung eines "Escape the Room"-Spiels für Bibliotheken

Hinweis des Büchereiverbandes (BVÖ) aus Bibmail:

>> Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage am "Escape the Room"-Spiel, das der BVÖ zur Entlehnung bereitstellt, bieten wir nun online eine Anleitung sowie eine Auflistung der benötigten Materialien an, damit interessierte BibliothekarInnen das Spiel selbst anfertigen und nachmachen können. Bei diesem Spiel für Jugendliche ab 13 Jahren geht es darum, in Büchern versteckte Hinweise zu finden und Rätsel zu lösen, um die Bibliothek verlassen zu können. Die Anleitung finden Sie im Ideenpool auf der "Wir lesen!"-Website (...). Dort finden Sie auch die Anleitung der Stadtbibliothek Vöcklabruck zu "Exit the Library: Das Geheimnis der Mumie", das für Kinder der 5.–9. Schulstufe geeignet ist. <<

BIMS Sabadell: "2018. Biblioteca #vaporbadia. Animació 'Nit a la biblioteca'" (l'escape-room: "Escapa de la biblioteca del Sr. Lemoncello i la Srta. Mozzarella), Flickr, CC-BY-SA, 12. Juli 2018.

Von Friedensfurien und dalmatinischen Küstenrehen. Buchpräsentation

Wieder was für mich, die Wörterbuchsammlerin: Tamara Scheer, Historikerin und Elise-Richter-Stipendiatin, hat vergessene Begriffe der Habsburgermonarchie aus Tagebüchern, Briefen, Feuilletons und Büchern wieder ausgegraben und porträtiert unterhaltsam und informativ Sprache und Lebensalltag der Zeit. Das Buch "Von Friedensfurien und dalmatinischen Küstenrehen: Die vergessenen Wörter der Habsburgermonarchie" wird am 1. Februar um 19 Uhr im Thalia Wien-Mitte vorgestellt. Beschreibung des Verlags:
"Neben 'Friedensfurien' und 'dalmatinischen Küstenrehen' tummelte sich noch so einiges mehr in den Weiten der k. u. k. Monarchie: Die 'Galizische Wirtschaft' beherrschte Lemberg im Osten, 'Knödelfresser' dominierten das istrische Pola im Süden, während im heutigen Burgenland die 'Bohnenzüchter' eifrig das Land bestellten, um die Reichshauptstadt Wien mit frischem Gemüse zu versorgen. Die Gesellschaft des Landes war vielgestaltig – wie auch ihr inoffizieller humoristischer Wortschatz.
Diesen sucht man vergebens in Wörterbüchern: Es sind originelle Neuschöpfungen, die die Bewohner der Donaumonarchie für ihre nächsten Nachbarn, Regionen, Persönlichkeiten des öffentlichen Lebens oder gesellschaftliche und politische Phänomene kreierten. Viele dieser Wörter verschwanden nach 1918 aus dem Sprachgebrauch".

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Dirty Books project - nicht das, wonach es klingt

Ich habe gerade den Beitrag "A history of History through the lens of our digital present, the traditions that shape and constrain data driven historical research, and what librarians can do about it" von James Baker (*) gelesen, und darin erwähnt er das "Dirty Books project". Ich hab zugegebenermaßen zuerst an Pornographie (ich hab mich damit ja im Zuge eines Beitrags über Hugo Hayn und auch bei buchwissenschaftlichen Vorlesungen auf der Uni Wien befasst) und dann an Erfahrungen mit Rückgabeautomaten in öffentlichen Büchereien gedacht. Aber es handelt sich um etwas anderes: "research that used a densitometer to study traces of human interaction with the bottom right-hand corners of medieval prayer books and by doing so approach an understanding of the use of those prayer books". Mehr dazu in Kathryn M. Rudy: "Dirty Books: Quantifying Patterns of Use in Medieval Manuscripts Using a Densitometer". In: Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art 2 (2010) 1+2.

Da passt gleich ein anderer Artikel dazu, den ich heute gelesen habe: "The weather behind the words. New methodologies for integrated hydrometeorological reconstruction through documentary sources" von Salvador Gil-Guirado, Juan José Gómez-Navarro und Juan Pedro Montávez (Preprint für die Zeitschrift "Climate of the Past"). Ihr Ansatz ist, aus der Menge an Papier, auf dem ein meteorologisches Ereignis in städtischen Akten/Chroniken beschrieben wurde, auf dessen Schwere zu schließen: "It analyses historical documents and takes advantage of all sort of meteorological information available in the written documents, not only the most severe events, thereby overcoming the most prominent bottleneck of former approaches. COST relies on the fact that the use paper had a high cost, so its use to describe meteorological conditions is hypothesized to be proportional to the impact they had on society".


(*) James Baker: "A history of History through the lens of our digital present, the traditions that shape and constrain data driven historical research, and what librarians can do about it". In: John W. White / Heather Gilbert (Hrsg.): Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries. Purdue University Press 2016 (Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences)

Bibliothekarin auf Polizistenposten :-)

Witzige Entdeckung im "Women of library history"-Blog: "Lily Lawrence Bow was the first librarian in Homestead. Since the city had no position for a librarian, Bow was appointed as a policeman". Heute ist die Lily Lawrence Bow Library nach der Bibliothekarin benannt.

Monday, January 07, 2019

BBB news: Neue Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in, 2019/3

Die neuesten Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in. Diesmal habe ich u.a. einige Beiträge aus den VÖB-Mitteilungen nachgetragen. Außerdem habe ich PubMed durchforstet, daher gibt es etliche Beiträge über Bibliothekar_innen im medizinischen Bereich (angesichts der Vielzahl an Publikationen sicher auch in den nächsten BBB news). Die gesamte Bibliographie findet sich auf library-mistress.net/berufsbild.
Maria Seissl: "In memoriam Hans Leitner (1931-2018)". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 71 (2018) 3+4, S. 395-396

Maria Seissl: "In memoriam Helmuth Bergmann (1948-2018)". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 71 (2018) 3+4, S. 397-398

Ilse Korotin (Hrsg.in): Österreichische Bibliothekarinnen auf der Flucht. Verfolgt, verdrängt, vergessen? Wien: Praesens 2007 (biografiA – Neue Ergebnisse der Frauenbiografieforschung, 40)

Ute Wödl: "Prekäre Arbeitsverhältnisse im Bibliothekswesen". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 71 (2018) 3+4, S. 433-450

Gabriele Pum: "News aus dem Bereich der bibliothekarischen Ausbildung in Österreich im Jahr 2017 und 2018". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 71 (2018) 3+4, S. 425-432

Karl F. Stock: "In memoriam Harro Heim (1919-2016)". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 70 (2017) 1, S. 17-20

Melanie Nowak / Clara Schneckenleithner: "'Wohin mit den InformationsexpertInnen?' Ergebnisse einer Erhebung zur Berufseinstiegssituation der AbsolventInnen des Grundlehrgangs 'Library and Information Studies'". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 70 (2017) 1, S. 42-65

Eva Ramminger: "Ein Leben für das Buch. HR Mag. Dr. Walter Neuhauser (1933–2016)". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 69 (2016) 3+4, S. 390-393

Ebele N. Anyaoku / Nkem E. Osuigwe / Chikelunma N. Oguaka: "Technology and Job Satisfaction in Academic Libraries: Role of Leadership Style and Librarians' Attitude". In: International Journal of Library Science 4 (2015) 5, S. 73-80

Katelyn Browne: "The Women of Library History project". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 69 (2016) 2, S. 264-265

Quinn Galbraith / Heather Kelley / Michael Groesbeck: "Is There a Racial Wage Gap in Research Libraries? An Analysis of ARL Libraries". In: College & Research Libraries 79 (2018) 7, S. 863-875

Andrew P. Jackson / Julius Jefferson Jr. / Akilah S. Nosakhere (Hrsg.): The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America. Issues and Challenges. Scarecrow Press 2012

Juleah Swanson / Azusa Tanaka / Isabel Gonzalez-Smith: "Lived Experience of Academic Librarians of Color". In: College & Research Libraries 79 (2018) 7, S. 876-894


Medical / health sciences / nursing / hospital librarians

Rachel K. Goldstein / Dorothy R. Hill: "The status of women in the administration of health science libraries". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 63 (1975) 4, S. 386-395

Bessie A. Stein: "Survey of normal work week, vacation leave, and holiday leave in medical school libraries in the United States". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 69 (1981) 3, S. 329-330

Younghee Noh: "A study comparing public and medical librarians' perceptions of the role and duties of health information-providing librarians". In: Health Information and Libraries Journal 32 (2015) 4, S. 300-321

Carol S. Scherrer / Susan Jacobson: "New measures for new roles: defining and measuring the current practices of health sciences librarians". In: Journal of the Medical Library Association 90 (2002) 2, S. 164-172

Wu Lin / Li Ping: "What do they want? a content analysis of Medical Library Association reference job announcements, 2000–2005". In: Journal of the Medical Library Association 96 (2008) 4, S. 378–381

Maurice Wakeham: "The nursing interest subgroup: beginning the organization of nursing librarians". In: Health Library Review 17 (2000) 3, S. 157-163

Frieda O. Weise / Thomas D. McMullen: "Study to assess the compensation and skills of medical library professionals relative to information technology professionals". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 89 (2001) 3, S. 249–262

Joan Campbell / John N. Theall / Frieda O. Weise / Dana M. McDonald: "Development of criteria and procedures for appointment, promotion, and tenure of library faculty in an academic health sciences library". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 65 (1977) 1, S. 46-52

Fred W. Roper: "Special programs in medical library education, 1957-1971: part IV. Career characteristics of two groups of medical librarians". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 62 (1974) 4, S. 405-412

Fred W. Roper: "Special programs in medical library education, 1957-1971: part III.The trainees". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 62 (1974) 4, S. 397-404

Fred W. Roper: "Special programs in medical library education, 1957-1971. II. Analysis of the programs". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 61 (1973) 4, S. 387-395

Fred W. Roper: "Special programs in medical library education, 1957-1971. I. Definition of the problem and research design". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 61 (1973) 2, S. 225-227

Fred W. Roper: "MLA continuing education activities, 1964-1974: a decade of growth and development". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 63 (1975) 2, S. 180-185

Fred W. Roper: "Library school education for medical librarianship". In: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 67 (1979) 4, S. 359-364

John Bramble / Shawn Steidinger / Claire Hamasu / Melissa Austin: "Clinical Medical Librarian Licensure: Pros versus Cons". In: Medical Reference Services Quarterly 37 (2018) 3, S. 306-311

Melissa L. Just: "New Roles. Professional Staff Sharing Between a Hospital and an Academic Library". In: Medical Reference Services Quarterly 22 (2003) 4, S. 65-73

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Was im Wortschatz nicht fehlen darf

Thursday, January 03, 2019

reading diary 2018: missed 75 books challenge, but not by sooo much

I joined the "75 Books Challenge for 2018" on LibraryThing. I did not make it, but that's fine for me. Here's the list - without the books I just started or browsed through or used only parts of. Some reminiscences:
  • It's funny that I can't remember the plots from several of the books I read on my Kindle. I seem to read faster and more superficially on the electronic device than on paper.
  • Joining the Girly Book Club expanded my horizon - of the three books I read for the club I would have bought only one from the cover/flap.
  • I still read a lot of bibliomysteries and librarian romances - there are still so many I haven't read! Everytime I look there seems to be a new mystery series - there are even several bookmobile+cat series!

1/75: The first book I read last year was The George Bernard Shaw vegetarian cook book in six acts : based on George Bernard Shaw's favorite recipes which I got via SantaThing :-) George Bernard Shaw was a vegetarian from the age of 25, first because vegetarian cuisine was cheaper and he had not much money, but soon because of profound conviction. These are recipes by his housekeeper and cook, Alice Laden.

2/75: The second one was Of books and bagpipes by Paige Shelton. I collect books featuring librarians (many of those are cozy mysteries), and the father of the main character's boyfriend is a librarian ;-)

3/75: The cracked spine by Paige Shelton. After having read the second volume of the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries, I wanted to read the first one. I preferred Of books and bagpipes, but The cracked spine was a nice read while commuting.

4/75: Better Late Than Never by Jenn McKinlay. Volume 7 of the Library Lover's Mysteries - I read them all. Enjoyed it.

5/75: Kater Friedrich fährt zur Kur. A really charming children's book about a cat named Friedrich who goes on a "Kur" (difficult to translate - it's a several-week-long stay in a specialised institution to restore or maintain one's health, usually paid for by your health insurance). Friedrich has accidentally swallowed something he shouldn't have and needs to recover.

6/75: Attention All Shipping : A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast. The "Shipping Forecast" is a traditional BBC radio broadcast where the nautic weather in the waters round the British isles is forecasted. Wikipedia says about this: "The unique and distinctive sound of these broadcasts has led to their attracting an audience much wider than that directly interested in maritime weather conditions". It took me really long to read as there are a lot of words I don't know but I enjoyed the style.

7/75: Crime & Poetry (Magical Bookshop Mystery) by Amanda Flower - a bookshop mystery featuring magic and a cat and a librarian.

8/75: Agatha Christie: Lord Edgware dies

9/75: EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (EU-DSGVO). Praxiseinführung in 7 Schritten - a useful book about the GDPR I read for my work as a data protection officer.

10/75: The glass room by Simon Mawer. Enjoyed it.

11/75: Lukas Feiler, Bernhard Horn: Umsetzung der DSGVO in der Praxis - another book about the GDPR

12/75: Prose and cons by Amanda Flower.

13/75: Browsing for Trouble by Amy E. Lilly - volume 4 of the Phee Jefferson Bibliomysteries. Do you see a certain trend in my reading choices? ;-)

14/75: The road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell, his documentary account of mine workers' work and life conditions in Yorkshire and Lancashire of the 1930s and musings about socialism and communism. Very interesting and sometimes surprisingly current.

15/75: Lewis Carroll: The hunting of the snark - inspired by an episode of "Inspector Lewis" ;-)

16/75: Anekdoten über Adalbert Stifter - a very short collection of anecdotes about the Austrian writer whom I appreciate a lot

17/75: Christian Pfitzer: Abgewrackt - Die Anekdoten eines Arbeitslosen - a critical and also funny account of a 25 year old German having lost his job and avoiding to get another one for a quite long time. Very good descriptions of the bureaucracy at the job centre and of the many ways poor people try to get round the month.

18/75: Jeromy Bessler / Norbert Opgenoorth: Anekdoten aus der Musikwelt - a nice collection of anecdotes about composers, conductors, pianists, singers...

19/75: Harm von Seggern: Sex und Geld - a mystery about an Italian misplaced in a dreary countryside of Northern Germany after having fled the Mafia and the local police officer, also featuring a librarian (this is why I bought the book). The title (sex and money) is quite accurate as the novel contains some lengthy descriptions of the porn films the anti-hero watches ;-) It is actually quite funny but the end is quite abrupt - the story lines (of the mystery as well as of the developing relationships) don't really find an conclusion. Maybe the author plans a second part...

20/75: J. J. Slattery: Perhaps she'll die - another librarian mystery. I liked the description of "small college politics and scholarly intrigue in the groves of academe" (blurb) among the very good mystery plot. It also has a classics background (Sappho & Co.) which I especially like. I really read a lot of bibliomysteries, and this was special. I would like it to be continued, but the author has already died.

21/75: A. J. Jacobs: The know-it-all. I remembered that I have read a book from a man trying to observe ALL rules in the bible. As I searched the book I realised that Jacobs has written a lot of books with self-experiments. So I read The Know-it-all where he reads the Encyclopedia Britannica in its entirety.

22/75: M. Amos Clifford: Your guide to Forest Bathing - I will do a course about forest bathing this year, this is as an introduction.

23/75: Ephraim Kishon: Alle Satiren (all satires in one volume) - a really pleasant and funny read, but in some of the stories you see their age (I don't speak of technical developments, but of the man/woman relationship).

24/75: Meg Perry: Cloistered to Death - librarian mystery

25/75: Meg Perry: Dirty Laundry. The Jamie Brodie short stories - background stories about the librarian mystery series :-)

26/75: another GDPR book: jusIT Spezial: DS-GVO. ExpertInnenwissen zur Datenschutz-Grundverordnung

I have missed several volumes of the Jamie Brodie Mysteries by Meg Perry, and as I had to procrastinate (I would have had to write an article) I read one of them after the other (I sometimes feel like I cheat when I read the books on the ebook reader, but I read them...):

In addition, I discovered the Very English Mystery Series by Elizabeth Edmondson. I have finished

37/75: finished Tin Man by Sarah Winman for the Girly Book Club

38/75: finished El bosque, a Spanish picture dictionary about the forest

39/75: finished The trouble with women by Jacky Fleming

40/75: finished Raising steam by Terry Pratchett - not my favourite of Pratchetts books but still: funny, a very nice ending and some observations one can apply to our daily lifes. I love Lord Vetinari! :-)

41/75: finished Sing, unburied, sing by Jesmyn Ward for September's Girly Book Club in Vienna - it was quite hard to read for me and left me somehow perplexed. I would not have bought it from the blurb, but it's definitely worth reading. It showed me that I am privileged in many aspects.

42/75: finished Erotic stories for Punjabi widows for October's Girly Book Club in Vienna - this is funny, witty and moving. The story is set in a (too) close-knit Indian community in the London district of Southall. According to Wikipedia, over 55% of Southall's population are Indian/Pakistani, 43% are born outside the UK. The central character is Nikki, who is torn between old tradition and new life. Description:

"Nikki impulsively takes a job teaching a 'creative writing' course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community. Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected - and exciting - kind."
Interestingly, I was about the only one at the book club that really enjoyed this book.

43/75: Früher war ich jünger: 41 Geschichten aus dem Leben eines einfachen Mannes by Herr Kofler - Kofler is an Austrian journalist who writes funny and thoughtful stories about his professional and private life. I follow him on Twitter.

44/75: Feet of clay by Terry Pratchett - I loved it. It has a fine sense of humour and a lot to think about. There is a funny paragraph about meteorology which I especially like because I work at a weather service:

"People look down on stuff like geography and meteorology, and not only because they're standing on one and being soaked by the other. They don't look quite like real science. But geography is only physics slowed down and with a few trees stuck on it, and meteorology is full of excitingly fashionable chaos and complecity. And summer isn't a time. It's a place as well. Summer is a moving creature and likes to go south for the winter".

I wrote an article about the Austrian writer Jeannie Ebner and read some books by/about her again:

49/75: James Veitch: Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer - very funny. But his TED talks about answering to scammers are even better :-)

50/75: Terry Pratchett: The fifth elephant - one of the darkest Discworld books I have ever read, with several very sad scenes. Well, it takes place in Uberwald after all...

51/75: Published to death - another Jamie Brodie Mystery by Meg Perry. I think this is one of the most funniest - Kevin and Jon get a new colleague who loves to speak in phrases and clichés - e.g. "Now, boys, keep your pants on. ... See which way the wind is blowing on the streets. Let's make hay while the sun shines, boys" and this in every scene :-)

52/75: finished Kerri Carpenters librarian romance Her super-secret rebound boyfriend. Nice read, a bit abrupt happy ending (as so often in romances like this).

53/75: finished librarian cozy mystery The Rhyme's Library by Kristy Tate.

I discovered a new bookish+cat mystery series: the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries by Ali Brandon.

59/75: Bare minimum parenting by James Breakwell. I don't have children myself and don't plan to have some in the future, but I follow Breakwell on Twitter and think his tweets about his experiences with his four children are hilarious, so I wanted to read his book, too.

60/75: Becoming by Michelle Obama

61/75: Vom Ende einer Geschichte (The sense of an ending) by Julian Barnes. From the Offener Bücherschrank in Wiener Neustadt.

I discovered the regency romance series "The Penningtons" by Bliss Bennet and loved it - The Penningtons are four siblings (three brothers, one sister), each of whom has their own volume. Strong women with their own head, sex scenes that are not embarrassing, plot twists, interesting characters, british/irish background.

65/75: Twice told tail by Ali Brandon

BBB news: Neue Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in, 2019/2

Die neuesten Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in. Diesmal habe ich unter anderem neuere Publikationen von Libraries Unlimited ergänzt und ein bisschen in ERIC, E-LIS, Loughborough University Institutional Repository und Project Muse gestöbert. Die gesamte Bibliographie findet sich auf library-mistress.net/berufsbild.
Denice Adkins / Christina Virden / Charles Yier: "Learning about Diversity: The Roles of LIS Education, LIS Associations, and Lived Experience". In: The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy 85 (2015) 2, S. 139-149

Shin Freedman / Dawn Vreven: "Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality?". In: College & Research Libraries 77 (2016) 6, S. 727-748

Peter Graf / Alexander Zartl: "Nachruf auf Wolfgang Kerber (1942-2017)". In: Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen & Bibliothekare 70 (2017) 1, S. 13-16

Anne Powers: "'Librarian's Anxiety'? How Community College Librarians Feel about Their Reference Desk Service". In: Community & Junior College Libraries 16 (2010) 1, S. 54-70

Nicole A. Cooke: "Creating Mirrors and Doors in the Curriculum: Diversifying and Re-Envisioning the MLS". In: Johnna Percell / Lindsay C. Sarin / Paul T. Jaeger / John Carlo Bertot (Hrsg.): Re-Envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education. Emerald 2018 (Advances in Librarianship, 44B), S. 27-48

Janet Harrison / Sally J.E. Sargeant: "Clinical librarianship in the UK: temporary trend or permanent profession? Part I: a review of the role of the clinical librarian". In: Health Information and Libraries Journal 21 (2004) 3, S. 173-181

Janet Harrison / Sally J.E. Sargeant: "Clinical librarianship in the UK: temporary trend or permanent profession? Part II: present challenges and future opportunities". In: Health Information and Libraries Journal 21 (2004) 4, S. 220-226

Vera S. Marao Beraquet: The development and significance of the core curriculum in archives, library and information studies. Loughborough University, Doctoral Thesis, 1981

Todd Gilman / Thea Lindquist: "Academic/Research Librarians with Subject Doctorates: Experiences and Perceptions, 1965-2006". In: portal: Libraries and the Academy 10 (2010) 4, S. 399-412

David M. Baker: Certificates in library work: an historical-critical study of non-professional level librarianship qualifications in Britain, with reference to other countries, professions and training schemes. Loughborough University, Doctoral Thesis, 1987

Christine M. Basra: Librarians in literature: the situation and reactions to it. Loughborough University of Technology, MLIS Dissertation, 1984

Janet Harrison / Vera S. Marao Beraquet: "Clinical librarians, a new tribe in the UK: roles and responsibilities". In: Health Information and Libraries Journal 27 (2010) 2, S. 123-132

Therese F. Triumph / Penny M. Beile: "The Trending Academic Library Job Market: An Analysis of Library Position Announcements from 2011 with Comparisons to 1996 and 1988". In: College & Research Libraries 76 (2015) 6, S. 716-730

Joachim Verhufen: "Stille Tage im Klischee. Die deutsche Bibliothekarin - ein Vexierbild". In: Der Spiegel Spezial 10/1996, S. 124-128


Libraries Unlimited

Nora J. Bird / Michael A. Crumpton (Hrsg.): Short-Term Staff, Long-Term Benefits. Making the Most of Interns, Volunteers, Student Workers, and Temporary Staff in Libraries. Libraries Unlimited 2018

Ken Haycock / Mary-Jo Romaniuk (Hrsg.): The Portable MLIS. Insights from the Experts. 2. Aufl. Libraries Unlimited 2017

Melissa M. Powell (Hrsg.): Becoming an Independent Information Professional. How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit. Libraries Unlimited 2017

Margaret Zelman Law: Cultivating Engaged Staff. Better Management for Better Libraries. Libraries Unlimited 2017

Becky Albitz / Christine Avery / Diane Zabe (Hrsg.): Leading in the New Academic Library. Libraries Unlimited 2017

Lara Seven Phillips / Katherine G. Holvoet: Taking Your MLIS Abroad. Getting and Succeeding in an International Library Job. Libraries Unlimited 2016

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Horizonterweiterung durch SantaThing

SantaThing ist das jährliche Buch-Wichteln für LibraryThing-Mitglieder. Meine Wünsche habe ich heuer so formuliert:
I like science fiction and social fiction; british "classics" (Austen, Brontë, Shelley, Wilde, Maugham and the like); books with librarians as characters or in a library setting (I already have a lot, e.g. cozy mysteries); books about forests/forestry/wood; LGBTIQ literature; language dictionaries - and any combination of these, e.g. an utopian novel with a lesbian lumberjack-turned-librarian ;-) - I would like to expand my library with steampunk and satire, but I am also happy to be surprised by my secret santa with something completely different - maybe you think I should definitely read your personal favourite book? :-)
Und bekommen habe ich folgende Bücher (*):

(*) Man bezahlt einen selbstgewählten Betrag - das Geschenk besteht also in der Auswahl und der Überraschung, nicht in den Büchern selbst.

BBB news: Neue Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in, 2019/1

Die neuesten Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in. Diesmal wurden u.a. die Schwerpunktausgabe "The Future of LIS Education in Australia and New Zealand" des Australian Library Journal ausgewertet und Publikationen des Verlags Library Juice Press ergänzt. Die gesamte Bibliographie findet sich auf library-mistress.net/berufsbild.
Melissa Ann Fraser-Arnott: "Evolving practices and professional identity: How the new ways we work can reshape us as professionals and a profession". In: IFLA-Journal, 10. Dezember 2018

Younghee Noh: "A study on the conceptualization of librarians' career movement and identification of antecedents". In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 43 (2011) 4, S. 213-223

Kevin K.W. Ho, Patrick Lo, Dickson K.W. Chiu, Elaine Wei San Kong, Joyce Chao-chen Chen, Qingshan Zhou, Yang Xu, Søren Dalsgard: "Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations of Master of Library and Information Science students: A cross-cultural comparative study". In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 50 (2018) 2, S. 141-156

Alexandra Janvey: "Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Preventing Burnout during the Job Search". In: LIScareer.com, März 2013

Patrick Lo / Dickson K.W. Chiu / Zvjezdana Dukic / Allan Cho / Jing Liu: "Motivations for choosing librarianship as a second career among students at the University of British Columbia and the University of Hong Kong". In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 49 (2017) 4, S. 424-437

Patrick Lo / Bradley Allard / Na Wang / Dickson K.W. Chiu: "Servant leadership theory in practice: North America's leading public libraries". In: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, OnlineFirst, 10. September 2018

Brenda Chawner / Gillian Oliver: "A survey of New Zealand academic reference librarians: Current and future skills and competencies". In: Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 44 (2013) 1, S. 29-39

Jennifer Branch-Mueller: "Who Is My Professor? Understanding the Work Life of School Library Faculty Members". In: Knowledge Quest 46 (2018) 5, S. 40-47

Alexandra Nebert: Stand der Umsetzung von Telearbeit in deutschen Bibliotheken – Eine empirische Untersuchung von der Einführung bis zum Status-Quo. Hamburg, HAW Hamburg, Bachelor Thesis, 2015

Stuart Ferguson / Dan Dorner: "Gary Eugene Gorman: 8 October 1944–19 August 2015". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 1, S. 57-58

Martha Stortz: "Academicism versus Professionalism in LIS Programs". In: Public Services Quarterly 8 (2012) 1, S. 86-90

Julie Marie Frye: "Assimilation or Humiliation? An Analysis of Professional Identities after Critical Events in the Workplace". In: School Library Research 21 (2018)


Future of LIS Education in Australia and New Zealand

Jaye Weatherburn: "The future of LIS education in Australia and New Zealand. Guest Editorial". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 249-250

Jaye Weatherburn / Ross Harvey: "Finding and forming the bold and the fearless: the future of LIS education in Australia". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 251-261

Rebecca Dale: "The new librarian's roadmap: at the crossroads of expectation and reality". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 262-267

Joanna Hare: "Becoming a librarian: from Sydney to Hong Kong via a LIS degree". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 268-273

Celia Drummond: "Embracing diversity: when is a librarian not a librarian?". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 274-279

John Neville Shipp: "Do I really need specialist qualifications to work as a professional in a gallery, library, archive or museum?". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 280-287

Mary Carroll: "Foundations built of sand: historical reflections on contemporary concerns in Australian library and information science". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 288-296

Katherine Howard: "'I' is for 'Information'". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 297-303

Brenda Chawner / Gillian Oliver: "What if? Exploring alternative models for professional LIS education". In: The Australian Library Journal, 65 (2016) 4, S. 304-316

Sue Reynolds / Mary Carroll / Bernadette Welch: "Engaging with our future: the role of educators, practitioners, professional associations and employing organisations in the co-creation of information professionals". In: The Australian Library Journal, 65 (2016) 4, S. 317-327


Library Juice Press / Litwin Books

Kate Adler / Ian Beilin / Eamon Tewell (Hrsg.): Reference Librarianship & Justice: History, Practice & Praxis. Library Juice Press 2018

Rose L. Chou / Annie Pho (Hrsg.): Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS. Library Juice Press 2018 (Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS, 3)

Jenny Brandon / Sharon Ladenson / Kelly Sattler (Hrsg.): We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology. Litwin Books 2018 (Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, 10)

Maria T. Accardi (Hrsg.): The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations. Litwin Books 2017 (Series on Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, 8)

Gina Schlesselman-Tarango (Hrsg.): Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science. Litwin Books 2017 (Series on Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS, 2)

Nicole A. Cooke / Miriam E. Sweeney (Hrsg.): Teaching for Justice. Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom. Litwin Books 2017 (Series on Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS, 1)

"I am a librarian. I also have no idea what I'm doing"

I am a librarian. I also have no idea what I'm doing. I imagine that's an absurd way to begin an article that aspires to give advice about the library sector to new librarians. But I did – and still do – have a knot of uncertainty in the pit of my stomach when it comes to my library work, a nagging thought that perhaps I’m not the best librarian I could be.
It was so different when the life of a librarian was just a potential half-formed musing. In my mind, library work was an idyllic journey of chatting endlessly about books, helping others find hidden literary treasures and delving into the finer points of research. I could smell the books on their shelves, hear the rustle of papers and the gentle tapping of a keyboard. This imagined future self pulled her hair up into an ironic bun and sported a cardigan. Serious librarian things were happening. Little did I know that libraries were changing, and the better for it.
Zitat aus: Rebecca Dale: "The new librarian's roadmap: at the crossroads of expectation and reality". In: The Australian Library Journal 65 (2016) 4, S. 262-267

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Nachschlagen oder nicht nachschlagen, das ist hier die Frage

Ich bin mit der Lexikon-Variante aufgewachsen und sehr dankbar dafür. Es war in meiner Kindheit ganz normal, unbekannte Begriffe im Meyer oder Brockhaus nachzuschlagen.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

BBB news: Neue Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in

Die neuesten Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in. Die gesamte Bibliographie findet sich auf library-mistress.net/berufsbild.
Colleen S. Harris-Keith: "What Academic Library Leadership Lacks: Leadership Skills Directors Are Least Likely to Develop, and Which Positions Offer Development Opportunity". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 42 (2016) 4, S. 313-318

Damon Camille / R. Niccole Westbrook: "Building a Program that Cultivates Library Leaders from Within the Organization". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 39 (2013) 6, S. 447-450

Curtis Brundy: "The Transition Experience of Academic Library Directors". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 40 (2014) 3+4, S. 291-298

Marie Keen Shaw / Hali R. Keeler: Supervision and Management. An Introduction for Support Staff. Rowman & Littlefield 2018

Curtis Brundy: "Critical views of leadership and the academic library". In: Library Leadership and Management 32 (2018) 3

William H. Walters: "Faculty status of librarians at U.S. research universities". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 42 (2016) 2, S. 161-171

Heidi M. Vix / Kathie M. Buckman: "Academic Librarians: Status, Privileges, and Rights". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 38 (2012) 1, S. 20-25

Claudett Lambert / Nadine Newman: "Second career librarians: teachers transitioning to librarianship". In: Library Review 61 (2012) 6, S. 428-446

Mariana Lapidus / Samuel King: "Leisure Activities and Personality Traits of Medical Librarians". In: The reference librarian, 21. September 2018

Kathleen Voigt: "Selective guidelines for a beginning manager of an academic library reference department". In: The Reference Librarian 1 (1982) 3, S. 39-50

Loriene Roy / Elizabeth Kennedy Hallmark / Sarah Gilbert: "Wanted: UX Specialist with Reference Preparation or Reference Classes Assist Students in Preparing for UX Careers". In: The Reference Librarian 59 (2018) 1, S. 35-41

Sha Li Zhang / Loriene Roy: "Recruiting Future Librarians from Diverse Backgrounds: Model Projects In the United States". In: Journal of Library & Information Science 37 (2011) 1, S. 73-80

Monday, November 26, 2018

A library fit for a king - Ausstellung im British Museum über #Ashurbanipal

Bis 24. Februar ist die Ausstellung "I am Ashurbanipal. King of the world, king of Assyria" im British Museum zu sehen. Der Kurator Jonathan Taylor schreibt dazu im Museums-Blog über die Bibliothek von Ashurbanipal (auch Assurbanipal oder Aššur-bāni-apli), "a library fit for a king".

Ich habe ja letztes Jahr eine meiner Kolumnen in den "Büchereiperspektiven" dieser Sammlung an Tontafeln mit Keilschrift gewidmet. Zitat:

Ein interessanter Aspekt: Während die Bibliothek von Alexandria der Legende nach durch ein Feuer vernichtet wurde, wurde die Bibliothek von Ninive vermutlich durch einen Brand erhalten – bei der Zerstörung der Stadt 612 v. Chr. wurden die Tontafeln gebrannt und überdauerten so die Jahrtausende.
Das Thema kommt auch bei der Ausstellung vor:

BBB news: Neue Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in

Die neuesten Einträge in der Bibliographie Berufsbild Bibliothekar_in. Die gesamte Bibliographie findet sich auf library-mistress.net/berufsbild.
Rickie-Lee Morey / Josephine Le Clerc / Marina Minns / Deirdrie Gregory / Susanne Glynn: "Visualizing Academic Librarians: An Arts-informed Inquiry". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 3. Oktober 2018

Jessica B. Hayes / Cecelia Parks / Samantha McNeilly / Phill Johnson: "Boomers to Millennials: Generational Stereotypes at Work in Academic Librarianship". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 3. Oktober 2018

Drachenjungfrau. 2016. Krimi aus der "Landkrimi"-Reihe mit Manuel Rubey und Stefanie Reinsperger.

Markus Orths: Alpha & Omega. Apokalypse für Anfänger. Schöffling 2014 / btb 2017

Christian Jahl: "In Memoriam Nikolaus Hamann (1953–2018)". In: Mitteilungen der VÖB 71 (2018) 2, S. 381-382

Sara Holder / Amber Lannon: Managing the Multigenerational Librarian Workforce. Chandos 2018

Astrid Oliver / Eric Prosser: "Choosing Academic Librarianship: An Examination of Characteristics and Selection Criteria". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 43 (2017) 6, S. 526-531

Jacalyn E.Bryan: "The Preparation of Academic Librarians Who Provide Instruction: A Comparison of First and Second Career Librarians". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 42 (2016) 4, S. 340-354

Jongwook Lee / Sanghee Oh / Gary Burnett: "Organizational Socialization of Academic Librarians in the United States". In: The Journal of Academic Librarianship 42 (2016) 4, S. 382-389

Hilary Bussell: "Academic Librarians Perceive Duration and Social Interaction as Important Elements for Professional Development". In: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 13 (2018) 2