In December 2018 I did my first “resolutions” post. I guess it’s time for the scorecard. There were ten modest goals that I set for myself, and…… Read more “This Is [for] 2020.”
Tag: Academic Libraries
Out! Out, Damn Ego!
Recently, I was a minor participant in a Twitter thread that began here. There was a lot of activity and I can’t comment on all of it,…… Read more “Out! Out, Damn Ego!”
I Got the Power: ALA Leadership Institute
From August 4 through 8 I was fortunate to attend the 2019 ALA Leadership Institute. When I went there I really had no idea what to expect.…… Read more “I Got the Power: ALA Leadership Institute”
Taking Care of Myself: Forest Bathing
My last post was all about how I was feeling “not quite right” and attributed it to a buildup of stress to the point of it expressing…… Read more “Taking Care of Myself: Forest Bathing”
Here Come the Big Boss?
This is a thought that I’ve been having, lately. “I want to be Dean someday.” The thrust of my career appears to be on a management track.…… Read more “Here Come the Big Boss?”
Let’s Break Some Shit
Over the last few months I’ve been in a, “Well, now what?” period of my career. I’ve steered my department through crisis and now that it’s passed…… Read more “Let’s Break Some Shit”
New Year. New Me?
I suppose it’s inevitable that at some point I’d write a New Year’s Resolutions post. Here it is. While American culture had a $#!t 2018, I actually…… Read more “New Year. New Me?”
Setting the Sail
A few weeks ago, working the circulation desk was becoming very difficult for me. Which is a bad thing, as a public services librarian. I’m certain that…… Read more “Setting the Sail”
Navigating the Horrible Valley of Librarian Job Searches
Last year, I was approached by someone who wanted me to contribute to their new librarian website. Flattered, I jumped at the chance. I began trading emails…… Read more “Navigating the Horrible Valley of Librarian Job Searches”
Big Picture Librarian
We are part of an amazing profession built on helping others. As I’ve been pondering my next steps in the profession and what my place is in…… Read more “Big Picture Librarian”