Professional Philosophies

I needed to update my CV, and in doing so, I added some professional philosophies. Information Ethics I support the Library Code of Ethics, the entirety of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, and the public’s Freedom to Read and Freedom of Information. Diversity and Inclusion Hatred and…

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Come work with us: two Technical Services positions

We’re hiring, and the librarians agreed that 2017 was a good time to try hiring differently. We rewrote our job descriptions and ads from scratch, with a different focus on who we are, and what we require in colleagues. We’re excited. This is a new approach to hiring, for us…

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The Freedom Series

Over the last two years, I have felt a developing sense of unease about what our current college students do and do not understand about their freedoms and rights — and the freedoms and rights of their fellow citizens. We’ve been working through racial tensions, a campus hate crime, with…

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“It’s just libraries, nobody dies”

“It’s just libraries; nobody dies. I’ve been saying that since 2001, when my first Director said it to me when I was freaked out that I missed a deadline. I was a brand new professional, and that missed deadline seemed like a pink slip. Nope, Karen said. Not a crisis.…

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An open letter to my community

Libraryland colleagues, I walked past the campus lunchtime protesters today, twice — once on my way to lunch, and once on my way back. The first time, they were shouting “FUCK THE WALL”. The second time, they had a great dance-line chant of “Hey ho, hey ho, Donald Trump has…

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