Author Archives: Oleg K.

Summer Reading 2012

Summer this year is approximately June 20 to September 21st which is approximately 13 weeks. During these thirteen weeks I read 11 books, which is less than usual. Actually, I’m not sure why the slowdown except that Ashley and I … Continue reading

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Spring Reading 2012

Spring 2012 began Tuesday, March 20, 2012 and ended Tuesday, June 19, 2012, so 13 weeks. During that time I read 18 books. That amounts to approximately 1.4 books a week which is average for me. The Great Gatsby (au) … Continue reading

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Winter Reading 2011

Winter 2011 went from Thursday, December 22 to Monday, March 19, 2012 so 12.5 weeks. During that time I read 15 books. That amounts to approximately 1.2 books a week which is slightly below average for me. Since this list … Continue reading

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Fall Reading 2011

This last Fall ran from September 23-December 21st 2011 (14 weeks). During that time I read 14 books which is one book a week, a small step down from my average. Then again, it was a busy time for me; … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Sociopaths: A Response to Reality is Broken

In response to the thesis brought forth in Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal that using game mechanics in could better our everyday lives on a large scale I say that I agree, but not without reservations. Game mechanics are … Continue reading

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How to Promote Library Events

One of the most difficult parts of the job for many librarians is to draw an audience for the programs they offer at their libraries. They seem to do everything right: schedule the program well in advance, create fifty copies … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2011

It was a decent summer of reading this time partially due to a number of work relocations and wedding planning (I got married on October 15th!). All of this should also explain my 3(or so)-month absence here. It takes two … Continue reading

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Spring Reading 2011

This update is coming way later then I initially planned to write it, but life intervened and my blog has stayed dark for almost two months. I knew I would eventually return and so here is my reading for Spring … Continue reading

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On Commitment in Librarianship

On Friday, June 17th, my job at the Lancaster Regional Library is coming to an end. This has caused me to spend some time lately thinking about my first year and three months as a professional librarian. Though my hour-long … Continue reading

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ALA Election Participation Survey – Results

[Quick Hits — This is a fairly long post. If you’re pressed for time: Skim the intro, take in the percentages of questions one and two, read question three, skim conclusion. Download .pdf of whole post for later.] Introduction A … Continue reading

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