Internet Librarian (#il2012) is easily my most favorite conference. I always learn something new, meet someone new, and get the chance to share new things going on with me with the library community. It was a crazy, whirlwind week, with two conferences within two weeks. I’ll use that as an excuse for the delay in… Continue reading I miss #il2012 already!
Patron Privacy in a Self-Service World
Shelves and shelves of books, wrapped up in paper with peoples names on it. The infamous hold shelf. What once was behind the circulation desk is now out in the open, allowing anyone to come in and pick up their holds. I used to be a big opponent of these types of self-service changes being… Continue reading Patron Privacy in a Self-Service World
What is this #libday8 thing going on…I guess I should participate?
It’s been months since I wrote anything as part of the series Day in the Life of an Electronic Resources Librarian. What a better time to restart it than during #libday8 and talk about my week so far. Even though it’s only Tuesday, I feel like I’ve had a long week….lots of ebook processing going… Continue reading What is this #libday8 thing going on…I guess I should participate?
What ever happened to teenage boy literature?
Even though I’m not too big on YA lit, I often find myself having to think about YA lit a lot – and not only because I work at a high school library, but because of the emergence of YA lit as a viable genre for publishers. I love seeing the new books that come… Continue reading What ever happened to teenage boy literature?
New series: A year in the life of an Electronic Resources Librarian
It’s been a while since I posted, but there’s a reason for this! I’ve been busy – finished up my web design summer school class, and have had two weeks of orientation for my new job. That’s right folks, I’ve gotten a promotion – I went from being a Library Clerk to being an Electronic… Continue reading New series: A year in the life of an Electronic Resources Librarian
Creating a community of librarians – Thing 2
So I’m working on CPD23Things and this week…last week, we were to go around to various blogs and comment and read. This was a great oppurtunity to read the work of other librarians – I don’t usually read the personal blogs of other librarians, but I figure this would be a good time for me… Continue reading Creating a community of librarians – Thing 2
23 Things for Professional Development
I’ve been meaning to do a 23 Things for the longest time. I’m glad that one of my facebook friends posted that she was doing this, as it introduced me to the idea of doing this as well. I’m doing this program mainly for the networking aspect of it. I want to see what others… Continue reading 23 Things for Professional Development
DIY and the Librarian Perspective
So this has been something that I’ve been kicking around for a few months but I have finally gotten the chance to put some ideas down on (digital) paper. I’ve always been interested in the DIY movement, in the Maker movement, in different aspects of programming and digital life. To this end, I have actually… Continue reading DIY and the Librarian Perspective
The Freelance Librarian
It’s hard out there as a librarian to find a job. There are just way too many librarians applying for too few jobs. It’s kind of disheartening for a lot of my friends who have recently graduated. I’m not really at liberty right now to speak publicly about what is going on with my job search (it’s… Continue reading The Freelance Librarian
This past weekend was Convocation from SLIS. It was a long time coming, as I graduated a year later than I expected. However, that was fine. This was a long weekend, so let’s break it down… Thursday – my mom came up from Orange County to watch my graduate and I spent Thursday with her.… Continue reading It’s official….