In the spring of 2016 I was enrolled in the University of Missouri's School of Information Science & Learning Technology's (SISLT) Online Education certificate program. I was… Read more "Why Did My Job Exist?: Decline of Consortial Monograph Circulation at University of Missouri St. Louis, 2011-2016"
Access Services Conference
Thanks to having an employer who actually sees the value in investing in its employees I was able to attend the Access Services Conference for the first…… Read more “Access Services Conference”
Student Workers: The Doozers of Academic Libraries
How many of us got started in libraries when we were in college and needed rent (and beer) money? For me, I was a junior in at…… Read more “Student Workers: The Doozers of Academic Libraries”
Big Changes: Or, Why I’ve not Been Posting or at ALA.
Well, it finally happened! After 2.5 years of laborious and demoralizing job hunting I’ve finally been graced with a NEW JOB! About two months ago UNLV offered…… Read more “Big Changes: Or, Why I’ve not Been Posting or at ALA.”
Missouri Library Association Conference, Day 3
First thing this morning was a shower. I’m sure all my fellow attendees will appreciate that. Shower done I packed and checked out of my room. By…… Read more “Missouri Library Association Conference, Day 3”
Lately, I've been too busy to blog. But, I did write a promotional article about our library for our campus' student newspaper! You can read it here.… Read more "I’m Published"
Working for a Living
Well this has been the strangest and most stressful start to a semester I’ve experienced in the last year. Earlier, this month, I had interviewed and hired…… Read more “Working for a Living”
An Idealized Access Services Model
On August 8 I have a Skype interview for a Head of Access Services position. As part of this interview I’ve been told to prepare a 10…… Read more “An Idealized Access Services Model”
Like most library-types, I’m an introvert. I get my energy and approval primarily from within. I like being alone. I like quiet times. It’s why I was…… Read more “Schmoozing Skills”
Where I’m At (updated 07/22)
I found library school to be surprising in a lot of ways. It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I’d hoped it would be. In fact, I had…… Read more “Where I’m At (updated 07/22)”