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From Eureka to RSquared....

When I had the privilege of participating in the first Eureka Leadership Institute 5 years ago in San Diego, I had the notion that the experience would help me to uncover answers about the direction in which both I and California Libraries should be headed. Instead, what Eureka helped me to realize (and the RSquared Conference unequivocally reinforced) is that my focus shouldn’t be on finding answers (Hello, what? I’m a librarian, that’s what I do.) but rather on making sure I’m asking the right questions.

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Rethinking Reference Collections

Formats for reference resources are evolving and library staff and user expectations are evolving along with them. Are you ready to rethink the purpose and development of your library's reference collection?

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Countdown to Colorado…

“Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.” -Winnie-the-Pooh

I’m grateful to Infopeople for providing me with an opportunity to attend the Risk & Reward Conference, and I’m hoping inspiration and a-ha moments find me in Colorado next month.

Why I wanted to attend R-Squared

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I'm Going to R-Squared! (P.C. Sweeney)

I’m excited to be attending the R-Squared conference in Telluride!  I have been trying to write about my expectations for this conference but while I am excited, I also don’t have any expectations so I’m going to write about what I’m excited about.

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Mountaintop Experiences

Next week, Infopeople is sending a few California librarians to a new and unusual library conference. "R-Squared" (Risk x Reward) promises an exciting "mountaintop experience," both in that cheesy life-changing sense and also in a completely literal sense, as we'll be spending a few breathless days in Telluride, Colorado, at close to 10,000 feet. We've received advisory emails about drinking extra water, toning down weekend exercise goals, and coming with open minds.

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