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About effervescentlibrarian

UX Librarian at Rice University, Houston, Texas.

And suddenly, time has flown!

As a huge Dr. Who fan, I can’t help but think I could really use the Tardis today! I would fly back to last summer, and quickly write consistently about all the work that the UX Office at Fondren Library … Continue reading

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SLA Vancouver, Reflections after the Conference

The 2014 SLA Vancouver Conference Report! Favorite Panels: Session: Engaging Users with Technology (Presented by Engineering Division; User Experience Caucus)             Gaming at the UF Libraries: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/games/gap/gameoverview Great names for games: Cheats and Geeks, Murky Misconduct! … Continue reading

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UX Superpowers

So, I called my student worker my secret weapon, but the more I think about that the more I realize it doesn’t convey the meaning that I intended. So, really, I think what I meant to say,  is that he … Continue reading

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My UX secret weapon

I am a User Experience Office of one. Projects can be challenging, and trying to spread the word on user experience and why it needs to be a part of most things that we do in libraries can get lonely. … Continue reading

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TX Stem Librarians’ Conference!

I am in Austin tonight–looking at a great view of the Tower on the UT campus from my hotel room! Looking forward to hearing the large number of speakers giving 5 or 15 minute talks on projects ranging from outreach … Continue reading

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As We May Evolve

It has been an interesting day. I got to listen to the  ARL Executive Director, Elliott Shore, talk this morning at a town hall meeting at my library. And, then I rushed off to hear the President of Rice University … Continue reading

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CIF: Common Industry Format

I have been generating a lot of reports lately, and it is always an effort to put them in a format that will make the stakeholders want to read them! A new method that I am incorporating is the Common … Continue reading

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