I wanted my next post to be about the world of Open Access publishing and the horrors of APCs, but it was brought to my attention that I'm about to have worse problems than exorbitant publishing fees again, because it turns out the Florida Legislature is At It Again. That is, Representative Ryan Chamberlin (R) … Continue reading Florida is At It Again
So, in exciting news, I can now add "photo credit in the New York Times" to my list of accomplishments! And what a great photo to be known for too! These great posters went up around campus this past spring when Sasse was still hiding from campus, never even coming into his office in Tigert … Continue reading The New York Times on Sasse
Yesterday was the first day of classes at UF, and the Library's first day back on our usual schedule of being open later during the week, which means I'm back to my usual evenings alone in the Library with the students. Campus has been a bit of a disaster for a week now as students … Continue reading Back to School!
So, after some serious consideration and thought, and talking to my mentor and other work friends, I finally decided to throw my hat in the ring to run for ALA Councilor-at-Large. Assuming I am selected by the nominating committee, I would be one of 18 candidates running for 12 council seats. Council is the governing … Continue reading ALA Councilor at Large
Heyyyy I'm still around, I swear! I'm sorry for my unexpected, unannounced month long hiatus. The latter part of May and all of June has been extremely crazy for me. In June alone I had 3 events I was planning, including an event for the Zinn Education Project's Teach Truth Day of Action, where we … Continue reading Perpetual Stew
So, I only went for one day of the conference, driving to Tallahassee and back in the same day because I've already used and abused my allotment of travel funds from work this fiscal year and I couldn't afford it out of pocket either. But we proposed a panel discussion to the Society of Florida … Continue reading Conference Report: Society of Florida Archivists
As you may have heard, the Florida government is attempting to meddle in trans health-care in a very disturbing way. First there are the bills aimed at making gender affirming care for minors not only illegal but tantamount to child abuse and grounds for removal of the child. Perhaps less well-known was the audit of … Continue reading Hands off our Hormones!
Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This is my first TDOV as a trans community member, though I've been marking the day at home and at work for years. Those times were for boosting other folks though. This year it feels like my turn to stand up and say "See Me for who I … Continue reading Transgender Day of Visibility
I don’t really know what it is, I just know that it speaks to the eternal optimist in me. Hope rocks. I had the idea for this post well over a year ago, but there was always something more urgent or topical for me to write about (and there still is, because the world is … Continue reading Hopepunk
I try to get away from talking politics here, trying to focus on my research and my job and personal projects. But when the state government is intent on taking away your livelihood, your rights, and even your very existence, sometimes you gotta speak up about it. I'm a writer. It's what I do. I … Continue reading Sometimes, all I can do is write.