purple stripes

There’s been a lot going on around here lately, and some days it’s been hard to see the good in it. This fall semester was a test of my optimism. I’m an inherently optimistic person, and I believe in the good in people. This fall pushed me to some of my limits, challenged me to […]

Don’t scare your audience, dear.

Are you going to be at Midwinter in January? Are you intrigued, concerned, or terrified by the thought of “the future of Technical Services”? Do you like hearing me talk? Or want to meet me? Then come. Re-envisioning “Technical Services” to Transform Libraries: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Practices Friday, January 8, 2016  |  8:30 […]

clocks and bombs

I sat down to work on a pile of reading, projects, and writing this morning, and saw that my twitter feed was lighting up over… something. I clicked a few links. My heart sank. Ahmed Mohammed, of Irving, Texas, a 14 year old who loves making and building, has been arrested because he built a […]

it’s better than Word

My new favorite work toy is Canva. Let me show you why.     I made all of those with Canva, to seed into the College Libraries’ Facebook page, or to post in the building. Each one took me moments to do. Upload image, drag, drop. Search for an icon, drag, drop. Type, click, resize, […]


The Horde’s results

My interns presented their exhibits to a group of librarians, faculty, and campus colleagues today. I couldn’t be prouder of them. At least one of them is going into a library grad program following graduation, and all four of the others hope and plan to.  (They’re not all seniors, so they have time…) My charge […]