|February 19, 2014||Posted by Jenica under I amuse myself, Misc., Off Topic|
Every now and then I look at how people search and find this blog on Google. They usually make me chuckle. Here are some of the interesting ones from the last quarter:
- owning your shit, own your shit, ownyourshit. Yep. I believe in this one. If you did it, if you said it, if you wrote it, sometimes even if you thought it: Own it. Acknowledge it. Deal with the repercussions of it. Don’t pretend it isn’t yours. Our failures and challenges are just as much a part of who we are as our successes. Own yourself.
- jenica rogers tenure. Granted, along with promotion to Associate Librarian, in 2009.
- what is women leadership, female’s problem in leadership, what does being a leader mean to a young lady, what is womens leadership, what does it mean to be a woman in leadership?, what does leadership mean to women. I dunno, what’s leadership mean to pineapples? To wombats? How about to humans in general? Be a leader by being yourself and understanding your strengths. If your strengths are inextricably related to your gender, more power to you — use them. If not, well, hey, look at that, you’re a multipurpose human. Be a leader anyway.
- why are “american chemical society” classes expensive, how much does a american chemical society pen cost, does anyone care if a degree is american chemical society certified. If I had these answers…
- auntie mame darien reference. Damn, I love that movie.
- we all have our own issues. Indeed.
- elegant and beautyfull cover page for projecis, teribble letter short. Start by spelling everything correctly.
- why do people put sage in coffee. People put sage in coffee?!? What the everloving what?!?
- do effective leaders have to be touchy feely. Nope. But they need to know they’re probably disappointing someone when they aren’t, and should probably compensate in some way.
- can i ask about the budget in a job interview. You bet your ass you can, if it’s relevant. You are also interviewing them, just as they interview you.
- adminstration jobs suck. Sometimes. But they’re wildly important to do well, anyway.
- height jenica rogers. 5’6″ in bare feet, 20 feet or 2 inches tall on the internet, depending on who you ask.
|February 15, 2014||conferences, Growly, The Profession, The Vendor Files|
The video from my Charleston talk is now officially available, from Charleston, on YouTube. This link will take you there, if the embed below doesn’t work. Before you go watch, I need to say this: This talk deserves a trigger warning regarding domestic abuse. I draw a direct comparison between an emotionally abusive set of circumstances in a domestic relationship and the ways that publishers have approached libraries in our commercial relationships. It was not my intent to hurt anyone with this comparison, but it was careless of me not to realize that hurt would be a result. I knew […] keep reading…
|February 5, 2014||conferences, Libraries, The Vendor Files|
I’ve been alerted that the December 2013/January 2014 edition of Against The Grain will include a rebuttal of my keynote address at the November 2013 Charleston Conference, and a kind soul who will remain anonymous provided me with a copy of that rebuttal. When it is published online, if you have ATG access, it will be here. The article also provides a link to a video of the speech I gave, which is here. (Note: These links are not currently working, as of 10:20 on 2/6. They are not the official links, so they were bound to be unreliable. There’s […] keep reading…
|January 24, 2014||Collection Management, Leadership, Libraries|
Today we’re hosting our once-each-semester liaisons’ luncheon, in which we invite the faculty liaisons to the libraries to come and have a catered lunch discussion with us. We often have a multi-bullet agenda, but this spring we have one item: What to do with our collections budget? Just as I have been adamant that publishers need to change their models, I think libraries need to respond as well. We need to find our own flexibility, find ways to prioritize our own goals and needs, and be our own best allies in this struggle. So today, for an hour, I’m posing […] keep reading…
|November 21, 2013||Libraries, LibraryDayInTheLife, Management, work life|
I used to do these regularly, when Library Day In The Life was a thing. I sort of liked it; it’s interesting to see, in a really clear way, what I do all day. Yesterday I worked from home for most of the day, for personal reasons related to tired-pregnant-joint-problems. It also happens that I hear from a variety of librarians that they work for library administrators who don’t “like” or “approve” or “support” working from locations other than the libraries. To which I say, “Why not?” In my experience, offering library staff the freedom to intermittently do their work […] keep reading…