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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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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It Isn’t Fair

A librarian recently said that a consortial resource package shouldn’t be priced based on institutional use, because that’s not “fair”. I held my tongue, but I can’t let the conversation go, mostly because I can’t think of anything fair-er than paying for use of a resource based on how much…

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Add some color

I spent most of my 30s wearing black. I own something upward of 20 black t-shirts of varying degrees of sleeved-ness, style, cut, neckline, fabric. When on autopilot my default clothing has been, for most of my adult life, black tshirt-jeans-black boots. When forced to dress like an adult, I…

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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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