jenna's blog

Feb 22 2008

two academic technologies jobs at Barnard

I know it's not the library, but it's the next best thing: Academic Technologies. They're looking to fill two positions, Manager of Student Computing and Associate Director for Educational Technology.

Feb 19 2008

Why does the library of congress hate feminism?

I'm starting a list that I'll update weekly (I hope) of things more important to the Library of Congress Subject Headings deciders than delineating the waves of feminism. Too bad no one has ever written a book on First (LC call # HQ1154 .B267 1987), Second (LC Call # HQ1190 .E89 1995), or Third (LC Call # HQ1115 .W644 2006) Wave Feminism!

Feb 11 2008


After reading Rochelle's blogpost, Confessions of a Technofaux, I'm somehow caught on the idea of listing how tech-savvy you are not, in contrast to the usual blog fare of tech tips. Here are mine...

Feb 07 2008

Welcome to the Catalog: Critical Thinking

I'm making my way through some of the LCSH Weekly Catalog Updates I missed, so forgive me if there are a few more entries like this one in the next few days.

Faves from the week of January 09, 2008 include:
Critical thinking
Home economics
Reality in mass media

Feb 06 2008

* 550 RT Large-breasted women

Large breasted women of the world--you now have your own subject heading, thanks to Sandy Berman who wrote to LC after seeing my complaint about BREAST--SOCIAL ASPECTS as an inadequate term for cataloging a zine about a woman with large breasts.

Jan 29 2008

More March conferences

Durr...In my post about spring conferences I forgot two, both of which I'm more or pretty much less helping to plan and execute.

Monday, March 10: Google and Libraries (no link yet, sorry) School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 8:45AM – 4:30PM

Friday, March 14: Columbia Reference Symposium 309A Butler Library, Columbia University 8:30am-4pm.

Jan 29 2008

Race, Gender and the 2008 Presidential Election

As much as I try to ignore electoral politics and the U.S. president and stuff, I can't help but give the Democratic primary race some thought--about race and gender.

If I weren't working 'til 9 on Thursday, I'd go to this forum at NYU. It's Thursday 1/31 at The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. from 6:30-8. You're supposed to RSVP.

Jan 25 2008

Conferences, March-May 2008

I'm attending and likely presenting at three conferences this spring, and I'm excited about each one in a way I rarely do about certain giant conferences that meet in such asinine places as Anaheim, California.

These most excellent events are:
The Grassroots Media Conference in NYC on Sunday March 2
Women, Action & the Media in Cambridge, Mass. March 28-30
GLBT ALMS in NYC May 8-10

Jan 15 2008

LCSH weekly lists via email and RSS

I know this is new only to me, but after receiving one issue, I already don't know how I lived before I began my subscription to the Library of Congress Subject Headings Weekly List.

Jan 15 2008

Billy Bragg Covering Phil Och's Tribute to Joe Hill on You Tube

There's a nice Joe Hill / Phil Ochs / Billy Bragg YouTube video. I know it's long, but try to make it to the end for a bit of a chuckle.