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Superpowers

by Timothy D. Lincoln

Newly inaugurated American president Donald J. Trump has wasted no time in issuing a salvo of executive orders. He has, among other actions, ordered that two federal regulations be retired for each new one issued, re-instituted a ban on the use of foreign aid to international agencies that talk about…

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New Year’s Resolutions and A Sense Of Urgency

by Timothy D. Lincoln

Thomas Keller’s restaurant, The French Laundry, in Yountville, California, has been widely hailed as one of the country’s best. The restaurant serves elegant nine-course meals in a building that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The staff of The French Laundry meets an exacting standard of excellence. In…

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ATLA Has Just Gotten Bolder

by Timothy D. Lincoln

It’s not boring to be a librarian in 2016. There are always new opportunities and challenges. In fact, one such challenge is the need to justify why your library (and perhaps your institution) should exist at all.  What difference would it make if your school or your library went out…

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Do You Value Innovation? Then Value Diversity

by Timothy D. Lincoln

One of the core values of ATLA is “creativity, innovation, and transformation.”  Another core value is “hospitality, inclusion, and diversity.”  (ATLA is the kind of association where sometimes one word just won’t do.) On the surface, these two sets of values are not necessarily related to each other.  Innovation seems…

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