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Big Day: Work Then Library Conference Then Drupal Meetup

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 10/19/11 (10:28pm)

Today was a big day. I started it off at MPOW with a meeting at 9am sharp. At noon I left for Rosemont and the Illinois Library Association Conference. They were featuring not only a free pass to get in to see the exhibits but a free lunch as well: carved roast beef and turkey along with two kinds of pasta and either a tomato or cream sauce. Heaven! Following a quick stop home, I next headed downtown for the monthly meeting of the Chicago Drupal Meetup Group. The meeting this month was starting early because they had three people giving presentations instead of the usual 2. One was on the switch to Drupal over at the Field Museum.

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Beginning of Fall Quarter 2011 at DePaul

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 9/8/11 (11:39pm)

Picture of Your's Truly at the Ref Desk on my first day for Fall Quarter 2011. Lots of questions about whether we have textbooks for classes (generally we don't). Plus to add to the excitement, our Chat Reference pooped out for a couple of hours.

Last but not least, Are These Fighting Words? -- a shot of the flavors available at the Bean Coffee Stand at DePaul including the (controversial) "Decaf Librarian's Blend".

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Move In Day at DePaul

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/3/11 (4:00pm)

Actually I think it's move-in weekend. The quarter doesn't start till next Tuesday but people are moving in already. I saw one guy with this huge large-screen tv maybe 5' x 6' that probably cost a fortune in the 1990s. It's strange to think he's moving that monster into his dorm.

P.S. The sign says,

'LOADING ZONE: Please limit your time in this space to 20 minutes so that other students can move in. Thank you."

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1st Day - UIC Fall 2011

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/22/11 (2:20pm)

Yippie! The students are back!

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Give Me a Chicago Butt - Or No Butt at All!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 7/19/11 (10:55am)

You know, when we look up the dress of a 26-foot statue in the middle of downtown, we have every right to expect the butt we see there to scream, 'Chicago' from cheek to cheek.

So if they ever do this again, I suggest they use Mrs. O'Leary maybe or Oprah Winfrey -- clad of course in nothing but a bra and girdle. That way they'll have someone with connections to Chicago (finally) while still appealing to boys in 5th grade.

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Frankie Z's RIP

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 6/16/11 (10:31am)

Wow, Frankie we hardly knew ya. Thanks to all the staff for so many years of good times. This was a place where you could just go and relax. It'll always be a favorite.

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Dries Speaking at DrupalCon

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 3/10/11 (11:00pm)
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Dries Buytaert speaking on the exhibit floor at DrupalCon Chicago. Topic: "The Drupal Revolution - Buckle up, we're just getting started!"

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Library BoF at DrupalCon Chicago

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 3/9/11 (9:29am)

We were able to squeeze in more than 50 librarians into the Library BoF. Topics of discussion included migrating to Drupal from other systems, integration with ILSs, creation of research guides, etc.

I put together a complete write-up for Library Hi Tech who'll be publishing it at some point.

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Library BoF on Tues. 1:30p-3p (3/8), Location TBA

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 3/4/11 (5:24pm)

drupalConChicago2011_attending.png Okay (in the words of WNYC's Brian Lehrer) after an Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Availability Poll, it seems like most people can make it to a Library BoF on Tuesday 1:30p-3:00p (3/8).

That takes care of time.

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Early Voting with Mommy - Chicago Mayoral Election 2011

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 2/12/11 (11:29pm)

Mommy and Leo outside of the Early Voting Polling Place (CPL Lincoln Park) with Voting Receipts.

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