As you could probably guess from my month-long absence April has been a busy time for me. So this post isn’t going to delve into anything too complex, but will rather serve to highlight some of my favorite moments in feminism and librarianship over the last 6 months. Enjoy! #libleadgender In November 2015 Jessica Olin and Michelle … More Feminism & Librarianship
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