I finally get to share something with you all that I’ve been working on since I started in my current positions: Adventures in Access! Adventures in Access! is an interactive tutorial designed for the use of employees at my library. Its purpose is to provide a realistic simulation of a patron who has contacted us… More Interactive Training Tutorial – Adventures in Access!
I realized I haven’t done a post about new (to me) libraries in ages! Luckily I have been able to visit a variety of libraries in the last year, including a few in Ireland last May. They were all incredibly beautiful and I would encourage a visit to each and every one! Trinity College –… More Libraries I Love: Ireland edition!
As a new library professional I spend a certain amount of time thinking about and planning for conferences. I had certainly gotten my conference toes wet during grad school by attending, interning for, and presenting at state, national, and international conferences. But I was able to take advantage of those sweet, sweet student registration rates. I have… More Making conferences financially accessible
I’ve been thinking a lot about videos and libraries over the last year. During the Spring of 2015 I was able to take a “Writing with Video” course in the School of Art and Design. It was a fantastic course that focused on video as a medium for communication. There was definitely a steep learning… More Video & the Library
I’ve been thinking a lot about mentorship lately. It can definitely fall into the realm of buzz words, but I think mentor-mentee relationships can be very valuable in librarianship and can take many different forms. As I have delved into my first year of professional experience post-grad-school I haven’t actually asked anyone: “Will you be… More Mentorship
Woohoo! I met my overall goal for 2015 – “30 books or 10,000 pages, whichever comes first.” As for wanting to “maintain my commitment to reading new genres, conquering classics, and throwing in some non-fiction here and there,” I did fairly well. I ended up reading a total of 35 books and 12,214 pages. Genres/formats… More Reading for Pleasure – 2015
One of my favorite types of library story to collect is meeting-people-where-they-are programming and outreach efforts. Whether it’s a computer skills practice session targeted at seniors or an academic library scavenger hunt/mystery house to pull in the undergrads, I really love reading about libraries that use creative programming and outreach efforts to reach patrons. Here… More Staying Relevant & Meeting Patrons Where They Are