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
I am back! I have finally returned from Chicago, and am back at my desk today. I stayed in Chicago for a bit after ALA Annual finished to visit with my family and take my son to see some of the Chicago attractions. It was a nice little mini-vacation after a long conference, but I'm … Continue reading Conference Report: ALA Annual 2023
Today is the first day of National Library Week, and in the wake of the horrible attempts at censorship that have been spreading all over the country, the American Library Association has dubbed it the "Right To Read Day". It is a day of action, and there are a number of actions you can take … Continue reading National Library Week: Right to Read Day
If you spend any time on Library Twitter recently (and other places like Facebook and IG and even Mastodon) you've doubtless seen the countless stories of attempted book bans, harassment, and doxxing happening to public and school libraries this past year. It is undoubtedly a scary time to be a school or public librarian right … Continue reading Scary Times at the Library: Are Academic Librarians Next?
Well, it sure has been a year. I have been blogging again for a year now, and I definitely still have more to say. I'm sad that I didn't have the energy or mental bandwidth to blog more, especially in the latter half of the year. This has been probably one of the single most … Continue reading 2022 in Review
This and similar questions are questions I ask myself all the time. And no, that number is not an exaggeration, and it wasn't just for a particularly rare book. It was for an academic book marketed to academic libraries, so they felt they could charge that amount. As staff, part of my duties are processing … Continue reading “WHY IS THIS BOOK $900??”
I liiiiiive! I have been ignoring this blog for....over a month my post history tells me. It's not that I don't have anything to say, it's just that life has been pretty crazy over the past month and I've been struggling a bit to get everything done, nevermind extras like blogging. You see, last month … Continue reading I’m Alive!! Barely…
That's right, coming to you live, from a computer near you! It's me, with my actual degree and a new position as the Visiting Education Librarian at UF for the Fall semester. I finished my degree officially at the end of July, and now I have a MSI (not an MLIS, and let me tell … Continue reading Ah! A Real Live Librarian!
I attended the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington DC two weeks ago, and I meant to write about my experiences here, but I was distracted by the holiday weekend and by preparing to immediately leave on another trip, this time a family trip to Maine (I may write more about this trip after … Continue reading A Much Delayed ALA Report