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Early Voting - Election 2010

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 10/23/10 (6:24pm)
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I love Early Voting. The polling place is just across the street from the DePaul Library. It used to be I had to head out to the County Building downtown.

There was a steady stream of people though nothing like the crowd last time round (i.e. Nov. 2008). The list of judges to vote for was a huge confusing pain in the butt. It's amazing that anyone ever thought this way of choosing judges ever made sense. We should end it now.

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Illinois Library Association Conference

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 10/2/10 (3:33pm)
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I was at the ILA Conference for a short sweep through the exhibits on Wednesday. The two chief attractions (at least for me) were 1) Free pass for the exhibits and 2) Free lunchtime buffet (pictured above).

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"Queremos una biblioteca!"

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 9/26/10 (1:36pm)

Article on the sit-in by parents of a school field house slated for demolition which they want to turn into a library (Chicago Tribune, 9/18/2010, p 4):

ChicagoTribune_logo.gifParents said the school's classroom libraries are too small and lack substantial book collections.

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Fall Quarter 2010 at DePaul - View from the Reference Desk

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 9/9/10 (8:09pm)
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Actually the Fall Quarter started on Tuesday -- but this is my first day back.

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Move-in Day at Depaul

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 9/4/10 (3:34pm)
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Judging by all the paper signs stuck to lamp-posts asking cars to park for only 20 minutes -- plus the traffic heading into the dorms, today must be 'move-in' day at DePaul. Fall Quarter begins on Tuesday.

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Screencast on News & Blog Server

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/1/10 (9:07am)
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I put together a screencast about our News & Blog server for UIC's Office of Admissions & Records:

http://www.oar.uic.edu/circle

The server runs on Drupal and currently supports 5 different Blogs & News services. Built into the system is a publication workflow consisting of 'Authors' who create content and 'Editors' who give that content final approval. All comments are moderated and easily accessed on one page through a special 'Dashboard' utility.

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First Day of New School Year at UIC

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/23/10 (2:12pm)
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Today was the first day of the Fall 2010 Semester.

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UIC Gets New Bus Stop Signs

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/21/10 (5:24pm)
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This jumped out at me as I was walking to work yesterday. They changed all the routes and people may be unhappy with that but the new signs look great.

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ListServ is a ListServ is a ListServ

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 8/8/10 (3:03pm)

ChicagoReader Logo I'm not sure why Michael Miner, who writes for the ChicagoReader on the local press scene, decided to dredge up the brouhaha over the recently closed-down listServ JournoList. I mean, it's been all over teh Internets™ for weeks now and doesn't really seem to have much to do with Chicago.

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I Dunno - You Tell Me!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 7/15/10 (2:04pm)

Things I find waiting for me when I walk into the office.

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