A new start

On July 1, 2019, after 10 years in the position, I will be stepping down as Director of Libraries at SUNY Potsdam.

Instead, I will start my 17th year here as the full-time Dorf Endowed Director of the Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, and Executive Director of the Lougheed Learning Commons. This change is both good for me, and good for SUNY Potsdam, a place I love to pieces.

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On the Children’s Literature Legacy Award

NPR just posted a piece titled Little House On the Controversy. Controversy?! Seriously, people. You’re complaining? At this moment in American history, you’re actually complaining? I’ll be honest. I loved the series as a child. I live 30 miles from Burke, NY, and have been to the Wilder Farm. I…

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Opportunity never promised it would be easy

Do the hard things. A post shared by Jenica Rogers (@jenicasedai) on Mar 1, 2018 at 4:50am PST

Learning what not to do

I’m staring at three pages of carefully written to-do items, and a full whiteboard. And it’s a lot to do. It’s more than one woman can do. I should delegate. I balk at delegating, because having someone do a project for you is hard. You have to explain what you…

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Snippet on fault lines of culture

Written as part of a consulting report, expanded and edited for anonymity. 12-19-17. In geology, a fault is a fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement. Energy release associated with rapid movement on active faults is…

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