It’s autumn and that means Banned Books Week is coming up (September 27 – October 3)! Banned Books Week is one of my favorite annual library-related events. It’s a chance for everyone in LIS, from library school students to the president of ALA, to connect with people outside of our field about a core library… More Banned Books Week
You’ll be happy to find out that my new job will occasionally still involve exhibit projects! Just this month I was able to help the wonderful Biosciences Librarian, Kelli Trei, create and install an exhibit in the Main Library about the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). The BHL is a fabulous group of libraries that have come together to… More Main Library Exhibit
It’s been a while since I posted here; I have to chock it up to the frenzied nature of my last semester of grad school and travel-filled summer. But I have been maintaining a list of topics I want to write about, so expect to see more content over the coming weeks. My biggest news… More Transitions
I’m finally finished with my grant project! Over a year ago I spearheaded a proposal for grant funding for a marketing/promotion project at my library. We were able to secure the funding and it has been a long process to figure out exactly what we want, design it, and acquire the deliverables. But just yesterday… More Marketing Grant Project
Time, once again, for a recap of a year’s worth of reading. I did not hit my goal of 40 books or 15,000 pages. But, I did read some pretty great books and was about on par with 2012-me. I ended up reading a total of 33 books and 11,000 pages, which is nothing to… More Reading for Pleasure – 2014
This past fall has seen a great deal of social unrest in the US. In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and many others, protest movements have swept the nation as people verbalize their non-acceptance of racism, police brutality, and systematic oppression. As an aspiring LIS professional it has been… More Social Unrest & LIS Institutions
My last big project of my summer job at a health sciences library was to create the “welcome back” fall bulletin board. I’d previously worked on exhibits and displays, but never a bulletin board! Luckily the library was well-equipped with giant letters, poster board, and colored paper. While I have no desire to become a… More Bulletin Boards – They’re Not Just For School Librarians!