I get to co-teach a class in the Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Teaching brings me so much joy and I am happy
@ashley where / what topic?? with who?
@ashley *ears perk up* What do you like to teach? MPOW is grossly understaffed and needs teachers liek whoa.
@dsalo this class is the intro to technology style LIS course (sorta), I really like that. I like anything about digital preservation, basically!
@ashley okay! gosh, we could have used you this fall. I will keep your name in mind as other stuff comes up!
@dsalo Thanks!! I tried to teach at my alma mater (U. South Carolina) but their bureaucracy was so bad that they haven't tried to hire anyone. But they neeeeed practitioners...!
@ashley I can't say much for MPOW's bureaucracy either -- above our department (which is reasonable) it gets real bananacrackers real fast. But we try to shield you from the worst of it.
@dsalo Although!, my co-teaching is as a result of the primary teacher having too much work travel, and I also have too much work travel this fall -- so we balance out since we are both gone for 4-5 classes this semester, which is a lot! I couldn't have taught a class solo with my travel obligations.
@ashley is the class synchronous?
@dsalo Yeah it's in person once a week! My alma mater was async too so I think that would work fine, because I'm still arouuunnnnddd, just not in NYC
@ashley kk, I was def thinking of you for online async courses (all of our online courses are async).
@dsalo yes thank you! that's great to know about async classes
@sabrams This spring and fall have been ridiculous. We have made two academic-staff hires, though, so things will get a bit better starting this coming spring.
@dsalo Oh, good! And yeah, I was taking to Michele a bit about this while we were fleshing out my course. Any luck filling her position?
@sabrams Yup. Announced last Friday. Excellent administrator, terrific pedagogy. The trick is she's not LIS, so we'll have to dance a bit to figure out what to have her teach ("management" is the obvious choice).
@sabrams it is a HUGE relief, yeah. And when Willett is impressed with somebody's pedagogy... it's solid.
@dsalo btw, where’s the announcement? i missed it
@sabrams it was announced at Michele's retirement party; I don't think anything written has gone out. But there were like 75 people at that party, so I can't manage to think of this as secret!
@sabrams (If I only knew b/c I served on the search committee I'd keep shtum. But the retirement party did happen!)
@dsalo excited to see who it is! i’m sure there will be a written announcement soon? or i’ll meet them when the semester starts!
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