When an informational professional works in facilities… My first job out of library school was working in the facilities and real estate division of a well funded Ivy League university situated on a large urban campus. I was hired as a digital archivist and data manager in the Office of the University Architect, and my … More Why all #facilitiesmanagers need to be #informationstewards
Each year we pay anywhere from a hundred dollars to even a few thousands dollars to maintain membership and CEUs in professional societies in the green profession. Sometimes its required of us by our employers or even a regulatory agency, and then sometimes there’s member groups or organizations that we’re just drawn to and recognize … More Benchmarking #professionaldevelopment resources in #green professional societies: APPA; APGA; and ASLA
This post is for information professionals working with architecture collections, as well as proactive architecture and design students who are curious about how their library’s holdings stack up against peer institutions. I personally have at one time represented both of these audiences. As a student, I was enrolled in a landscape architecture program that at … More The essential list of #periodicals for first degree programs in #Architecture
I first learned about the concept of Knowledge Management (KM) back in 2012 as I was preparing to enter library school, and it immediately sparked my interest for its total systems thinking approach to handling the creation, distillation, and transfer of knowledge and information within an organization. Unlike traditional library science norms, KM is rooted … More Does your #nonprofit know about #KnowledgeManagement?
Those interested in the history of landscape architecture take note: there’s a new award winning tool that aims to help students fully contextualize and visualize iconic places through a virtual tour interface of sorts. Its called the Digital Library of Landscape Architecture, and it was developed by Benjamin George of Utah State University’s Department of … More #ASLA award of excellence to the #Digital #Library of #LandscapeArchitecture History
As I’m now over a year into the 20 Minute Blog talking about synergies in the natural and built environment, I want to create an opportunity to write about something that is of great importance to me, and that topic is the richness of gardens to explore and enjoy in greater Philadelphia. There is truly … More Philadelphia is America’s Garden Capital
In mid-November I spent a long weekend in Chattanooga, TN visiting a good high school friend who recently purchased a house. It was my first time visiting the state of Tennessee, and growing up as a Yankee, I didn’t really have a sense of the state’s identity. I knew about the historic TVA authority, that VW … More Chattanooga, TN Landscapes