Author: Arlene Haessler, MLIS

All opinions expressed here are my own and are not reflections of Monroe County Government or the Monroe County Public Library. Beginning my third career as a new librarian, after 22 years as a massage therapist in the Florida Keys. It may seem like a big shift but I have always been interested in education and information as well as how to best sift through the multitude of information sources to find what is most useful. After Hurricane Irma, I accepted my first position at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Sadly, I found myself to homesick so I decided to return to the Florida Keys a little over a year later. I accepted a position at the public library. While I miss the more interesting parts of my work at USA, I am happy to be working with a great team and with the public as well as learning how different the public library is from a private, for-profit university.

Big Data: Visualization and Inspiration

Working with, preserving and visualizing Big Data is more than just playing around with tech and creating art; it has the power to influence policy and to play an increasingly important role in Knowledge Management, Knowledge Preservation and Knowledge Creation.

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Daily Prompt: Surface

via Daily Prompt: Surface We can think of the surface as something to get beyond; to delve deeply into a subject is to get beyond the surface. However the surface is also the interface, the line between what is outside…

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Arlene’s Excellent Summer Adventure

July 19, 2016 This summer, in addition to taking two classes in the summer semester, I decided to take an extended road trip. At the same time the American Library Association convention was happening in Orlando, I also had the…

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