So you've tried Open advocacy on all the usual social media platforms, but have you tried Open advocacy on Neopets?

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This seems like a good time for a PSA:

If in the future you see something on a public-facing webpage you want to make a durable record of for use as evidence, don't take a screenshot. Those are -- understandably -- widely considered too easy to fabricate.

Instead, snapshot the page with the Internet Archive. It'll log a timestamped copy of the page to their servers. Highly tamper-resistant. ("save page now", bottom-right)

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My greatest flaw is that I have to be talked down from every idea I have within five minutes of being asked to lead something.

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Watch this new documentary "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship" (, free stream) It covers a fair amount of ground. Could be an eye-opener for many people but also if, like me, this is a subject you're familiar with, you might still appreciate the variety of points it makes. I especially was interested in some of the voices speaking about the issues in countries that cannot afford Elsevier, etc. & how that access (lack thereof) directs their research.

birdsite screencaps, small victories 

Despite Ali's and my endless agonizing over word choice in our final script, it's heartening to see the positive response to our video, featuring Ali's expert opinion and my insistence on making everything about cats.

For new and seasoned #librarians and other #GLAM professionals looking for mentors/mentees: is a directory helping people to connect with academic/public/school/special librarians and archivists, categorized by area of expertise and interest. (It's also a great resource for finding speakers and panelists.)

It's co-run by a colleague of mine who does amazing work. Please consider submitting your bio to help out baby librarians and spreading the word. :blobpats:

Greetings! I'm an student w/ a BA in English lit & art history, currently on co-op as a digital media at a Canadian university.

As a skeptic of all things social media, I'm approaching Mastodon cautiously. My interests include the Open movement, critical librarianship, the ethics of new tech and conducting casual ethnographies of Chinese MMORPGs. I hope to use this space to explore my career as an emerging info professional and (stars willing) academic librarian.

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