Thoughts about #LPForum19

What follows are some thoughts and impressions about the conference I’m attending, the Library Publishing Forum (#LPForum19). They aren’t fully formed as I am still digesting many aspects of what I heard and observed, so take them as they are. First, some general observations. As a first-time attendee, I expected to feel a bit of an […]

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From negative to positive

At my library, our reference desk is called the Research Help Desk, and librarians take turns staffing it, along with a few grad students. I only spend four hours a week there in two hour shifts, and frequently I do other work things while there because traffic can be fairly minimal. But sometimes the interaction […]

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Workplace survey results

Workplace surveys, also referred to as employee engagement surveys, are becoming more common as administrators strive to take the temperature of the workplace. At Wheaton College, results of the latest survey were recently announced. The survey was administered last Fall and the recent announcement compared 2018 results to the previous survey from 2015. Wheaton uses […]

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Follow up to studying the Reformation

In case anyone reading this blog is interested, here’s a list of the books we’re assigned to read for the Reformation class I’m currently taking: Chester, Stephen J. Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017.   King, Margaret L. Reformation Thought: An Anthology […]

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Studying the Reformation

Last week marked the start of another grad course in my Master’s program in historical theology. This particular course is on the Reformation and is somewhat intense because it lasts for only 1/2 a semester (what at Wheaton is called a “quad” — as in, A Quad and B Quad). Graduate coursework at Wheaton is […]

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