reminder

Today I was the guest speaker in Jeff Pomerantz’ digital libraries class. I spoke about personal information management and personal digital libraries. I had a rough morning and ended up leaving my drugs, my cell phone, and my notes at home. Oops. The session still went swimmingly sans notes, though I have a whole lot of room to improve on facilitating discussion in the classroom. It is always refreshing to be reminded of just how much you do know. It’s so easy to focus in on all the things you haven’t read/learned yet, but hey… I know a lot about PIM and the organization of photo collections and I can pepper my talk with citations. Which is probably way annoying…

Does this change once you are done with your literature reviews? In a way I hope so. But in a way I hope not.

Also on the teaching front, Jeff gave me a tip from his days in library school. His cataloging instructor recommended students read AACR2 out loud to each other as though it were poetry. He said it worked… Future students, watch out…

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