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Episode 3: Chanté

 

Welcome to episode 3 of Library Failure Confessions from the League of Awesome Librarians. Our confessor in this episode is: Chanté Hope. Chanté is a librarian from the Bronx, although her New York accent does not come through in typical, mild-mannered conversation. She is newly employed as the Resource Sharing Librarian at SUNY College at Old Westbury (in Long Island, New York). Prior to this, Chante served at the aforementioned Maritime College as a Student Experience and Outreach Librarian, and she has been part of the profession overall since 2008.

Library Failure Confessions is edited and produced by Sam Hansen and executive produced by Ashley Maynor. You can find more about the show at libfails.com/podcast and you can submit your own confession story at libfails.com/podsub.

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Music and Sound Effects:
Eagles Hotel California
Blue Dot Session Heliotrope
Broke For Free Wash Out
Soft and Furious Superconnected Sleep
Zagi2 Military March
Veridansunrise Tenhut
WebbFilmsUK Marching
bpayri chattering Students
Avant Debris Women Cheer
Inspectorj Party Horn
dmjames Sad Party Blower
Soundsexciting Crowd Cheering
Tim.Khan boo 01
CipoTCX Trauermarsch frei nach Chopin 
Sciencectn The Ants Go Jumping
Blue Dot Sessions Planting Flags

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Episode 2 – Mandi Shepp

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Welcome to episode 2 of Library Failure Confessions from the League of Awesome Librarians. Our confessor in our debut episode is: Amanda (Mandi) M. Shepp. Mandi currently serves as the Coordinator of Special Collections & Archives in The State University of New York at Fredonia’s Daniel A. Reed Library Special Collections & Archives Division. She presents and writes on topics related to digitization and historical subjects within the realms of Spiritualism, Victoriana, and the Occult. When she’s not elbow-deep in materials from a bygone era, Mandi can be found homebrewing, experimenting in the kitchen, and enjoying life with her happy-go-lucky husband, Chris, and enormous Norwegian Forest Cat, Kujira.

Library Failure Confessions is edited and produced by Sam Hansen and executive produced by Ashley Maynor. You can find more about the show at libfails.com/podcast and you can submit your own confession story at libfails.com/podsub.

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Music and Sound Effects:

Dawn Line Approaching by Blue Dot Sessions
Brimevil by Blue Dot Sessions
Gentle Son by Blue Dot Sessions
Trois Gnossiennes 3 by Blue Dot Sessions
Bauxite by Blue Dot Sessions
Capering by Blue Dot Sessions
Chrome and Wax by Blue Dot Sessions</a>
Chicken Clucking
Record Scratch
Who are you!
1 KHz
Gasp
Planting Flags by Blue Dot Sessions

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Episode 1 – Annette M Vadnais

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Welcome to episode 1 of Library Failure Confessions from the League of Awesome Librarians. Our confessor in our debut episode is: Annette M Vadnais (she/her). She is the Student Success and Outreach Librarian at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst which serves 22,000 undergraduates. In this role, she promotes the libraries’ services and resources to the undergraduate population, focusing on first-year students, first-generation students, and transfer students. In her attempt to be approachable she is also known as the Purple Haired Librarian at UMass, Amherst. She even has an alias e-mail of purplehairlibrarian@umass.edu.

Library Failure Confessions is edited and produced by Sam Hansen and executive produced by Ashley Maynor. You can find more about the show at libfails.com/podcast and you can submit your own confession story at libfails.com/podsub.

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Music and Sound Effects:
Calisson by Blue Dot Sessions
Ding Ding
Awww
Classroom
Telescope
Downstairs
Swish Up
Children
Purse Rustle
Uh Oh
Slap Drop
Rebecca Black: Friday

ACMEScience · Library Failure Confessions: Episode 1 – Annette M Vadnais
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Patron Account

I thought a guest patron needed a new account created. After I had created it, I went to pull out a new library card they said oh I already have one. Turns out the patron had an old account that just needed to be renewed. I had to get a manager to delete the duplicate account. It wasn’t a big deal, but still frustrating.

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The US Census Bureau Hates Me

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On a white background, there is the following text:

Me: *prepares a flipped classroom Canvas module for students about how to search for Census data online*

Data.Census.Gov: *goes down the day I open the module to students*

Me: A screenshot of Pikachu looking surprised.

Data.Census.Gov: *stays down for days*

Me: *edits the Canvas module, and prepares to teach the session without the site*

Data.Census.Gov: *comes back up the morning of my class*

Me: The same screenshot of Pikachu looking surprised.

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MagSafe? How about DataSafe?

A data script I wrote and did run

Long I waited for it to be done

Then my mac’s plug said bye

Its battery ran dry

And after weeks, results there were none

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Waiting for Zoomdot

There once was a meeting on Zoom,

as silent and dark as the tomb.

The host sat in the void,

feeling mainly annoyed—

she forgot about that waiting room.

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Dropped from the record

I was interviewing someone for a story, and they had a lot of insightful ideas and experiences to share. Unfortunately, I neglected to double check my device and not a word of it was recorded.

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boxed in

Finally got these black boxes to go away–They returned as soon as I saved the document and sent it to the patron. (I was able to get help and fix it permanently later!)