Tess McCarthy

Tess McCarthy got her MLIS from San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science. Right now, she just finished writing/illustrating a coloring book. Before that, she was processing collections at the Hoover Institution focusing on World War I and II manuscript collections, and Libertarians. She was the former archivist at San Francisco's Center for Sex and Culture, Library/Archives a while back. Her interests in the information field area are: special libraries/collections, archives; manuscripts, digital archives, DAM, collection management, old maps, zines, human-computer interaction, reference/user services and, information seeking behavior. She also blogs about information science here: trashylibrarian.blogspot.com Warning: she blogs on and off, and her current photo blog, The San Francisco Trash Watch is her latest at: http://trashwatcher71.wordpress.com. Lastly, from 2013-2015 she was the alumni student blogger for San Jose State University's iSchool: http://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/connext/ Off the blogosphere she gets a little reading in, goes to yoga classes, swims and draws/writes comics. When she's not doing that stuff like that she spends time updating her dog's Dogster page at: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1058299 who passed away April 2012. The new one is named is Esme and, her Dogster diary is at: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1272072/diary
Tess McCarthy has written 16 posts for The McCarthy Archive

I made a colouring book. Download it! FREE!

This is the type of coloring book for simple folk like me who don’t want to be bothered by intricate, mind-numbing mandala like designs.
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ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco meets the iSchool Reception this Saturday!

Or just view the post here:  http://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/connext/?p=1662


Originally posted on The Deviant Librarian :
  The American Library Association’s 2015 Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco June 25th-30th, yes the same weekend as PRIDE! It’s going to be a fun-filled weekend. The Library, Archive and Gallery have many things planned for the long weekend, but we need your help. On Thursday…

The ALA Tour Through San Francisco’s Mission is ON!

Things are finally coming together. Since March I’ve been deciding on how to be a good host to people visiting San Francisco for the American Library Association’s annual conference and how to navigate it all while enjoying SF Pride in the process. There’s lots to do, and lots of it happens south of Market Street … Continue reading

Ah! The Joys of Being Semi-Jobless…

Now, this may sound completely negative but it isn’t. The only down side is that, working part-time, means that you only get part-time pay + job experience. What you do with that OTHER time you are not at work, should be something stellar: 1. Learning origami 2. Working out like Demi Moore for the role … Continue reading

Cultivating Digital Library Professionals

Originally posted on The Lone Wolf Librarian:
Originally posted on The Lone Wolf Librarian: View original

Advice from a newly minted archives consultant

It’s been a little over a month where I stopped being the Archivist-in-Residence at The Center for Sex & Culture.  Since then we were able to recruit someone who has a great handle on the archives and someone who will work well with the library team.  We have an intern at the gallery and another … Continue reading

How much work are you doing in bed?

Since the creation of the corded phone we have been communicating in bed. At least me. What’s worse…we flash forward to mobile technology (beyond laptops and PDAs) and guess what? I’m writing this post in bed.

Who is Tess McCarthy?

Listening to: A “best of” New Order Drinking:  microwaved coffee with non-fat milk that’s gone cold Wearing: Cords and a V-neck sweater When I started blogging in 2002, I used to write what I was listening to, what I was drinking and what I was wearing.  I did that religiously and was a way that people … Continue reading

Look for the smile

…even though it’s graffiti.

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