I’m delighted to have a guest post up today on Constructive Summer: Building the Unified Library Scene! Thanks so much to Erin and Rachel for providing me this venue to share some thoughts about geolocation, linked data services, and protecting user privacy.
That’s it. That’s the punch line and thesis statement of this post. Services run on processes.
After receiving some requests, I’ve decided to post the text of my Twitter thread on professional development and diversity. A bit of context: I wrote these tweets on the way home from ALA Midwinter, which was for me a mixed bag of inspiring and frustrating moments. I flew to Atlanta on the day of the inauguration, with all its attendant emotions, and I skipped a few sessions to participate in the Atlanta Women’s March. I met and reconnected with countless wonderful colleagues, for whom I’m overwhelmingly grateful.
So here we are. I’ve resisted blogging post-HLS because 1) two rounds of graduate school killed my enjoyment of writing, 2) I have a preconceived idea of what a “library blog” looks like and I haven’t the enthusiasm to be a “library blogger,” and 3) I feel uncomfortable with the notion of having an audience. I was poised to hammer out yet another tweet-storm, though, and nobody wants that, so… here we are.