Define “a natural”

Over the last decade I’ve had people tell me pretty routinely that I’m good at being the figurehead. I gladly accept the compliment; appreciation feels awesome. And I have absolutely become good at standing up in front of a crowd, advocating for what I do, shaking hands and smiling and…

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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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