Author Archives: johnescherrer

Some Thoughts on Social Media Outreach

These days a lot of our discussion has revolved around how the pandemic affects what we do.  For example, how has going completely virtual impacted reference stats?  I’ve heard different tales from different schools.  But what I want to ask … Continue reading

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Let’s Start the New Year Right

Happy New Year, Dear Reader.  While the Gregorian calendar says I’m tardy in that declaration, many of us probably feel the new year started a couple weeks ago. At long last, we conclude 2020, a year that will in infamy.  … Continue reading

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A Dual-Degree Dilemma?

During a reference meeting, a colleague was fixing an item on our website that required some IT know-how.  Having covered coding in coursework, the librarian commented, “Wow, I learned something useful in library school!”  I think the librarian was only … Continue reading

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There’s No Business Like Show Business, Part II

Q: Wait. Nobody is interviewing you! You’re writing both the questions and answers! A: Prose is hard, dialogue is fun. Q: Oh, I get it. You don’t have a blog topic, do you?  A: Well, Ms. Gotschall covered what to … Continue reading

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There’s No Business Like Show Business?

Engineer: “Saturday morning radio address, take 21.” Donna Moss: “I have a really good feeling about this one, sir.” President Josiah Bartlet: “Is this still my first term?” West Wing, Season 2, Episode 5 Remember March?  Me either. But I … Continue reading

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