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About pcsweeney

Currently, I'm the Branch Manager of the East Palo Alto Library in California. If you find yourself to be extremely bored (and would like to be more bored) you can find all of my internet mind droppings about libraries by googling pcsweeney.

30 Awesome things I’ve done for #30awesome (June 30th)

So, I can’t let my last blog entry to go without my own example of self-promotion. There are links to most of the stuff for more information, otherwise there is a summary of what I’ve done below the title. So, … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Self-Promote Yourself #30awesome

Sometimes I feel like librarianship is one of the weirder professions. Not for all the reasons that you’re probably thinking of, but because of the part of our professional culture that has a kind of disdain for success. Its not … Continue reading

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Have authors in your library for #MaykerMondays!

Hey librarians! Do you want some authors to come take part in your MaykerMonday events? We have a partnership with Togather to get authors interested in maker spaces into your libraries. Take a look at the details below and contact … Continue reading

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33 and Sorting It Out

So, I’m about to turn 33 and I decided that for this birthday, I wanted to start making some changes as a kind of present to myself. Some of them are big, some are pretty small. Why did I pick … Continue reading

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Announcing the winner of Round Two of the Great Librarian Write-out.

With much delay, we are very excited to announce the winner of the second annual Great Librarian Write-out. We had many fine entries this year and our team took longer than expected to make a decision. But no worries, we’ve … Continue reading

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Introducing Library #MAYkerMondays.

Recently a lot of libraries have been developing ideas and spaces around the maker movement and the maker culture. We have seen a giant leap in libraries as spaces for makers to make and for the Do It Yourself (DIY) … Continue reading

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We Can’t Help But Librarianing Challenge for #ALAM13

I was sitting in a car once with a bunch of great librarian when Toby Greenwalt said, in response to a conversation about librarians that “We can’t help but librarianing.” Well, I just thought about that because right now, I’m … Continue reading

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My Blog Post of Awesome Things for #alamw13

Its not long before we’re all at ALA Midwinter and Making it Happen and Partying Hard. As usual, I have a long list of meetings to attend all day, every day. I won’t bore you with all the details of … Continue reading

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Ignite Sessions at #ALAMW13

This year at Midwinter, the ALA Think Tank is excited to announce the first ever Ignite ALA! If you’re not familiar with Ignite, Ignite is a geek event that is being held in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events … Continue reading

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What to do at the California Library Association Conference!

The California Library Association conference is coming up in just a few days and this year it looks like there’s going to be some great stuff happening there. If you’re not from California or you don’t know about the conference, … Continue reading

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