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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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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Site visits

My favorite part of visiting other campuses is wandering through their libraries to see what ideas inspire me. I’m at SUNY Cobleskill today, and here are my favorite bits from my brief visit to the library: Explanations.    I think we too often just do things and expect our users…

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Introducing the Center for Creative Instruction

Another passion project of mine has come to fruition. #Potsdamproud #cci #facultydevelopment A photo posted by Jenica Rogers (@jenicasedai) on Feb 29, 2016 at 9:15am PST Today was the ribbon-cutting for the Center for Creative Instruction, which we carved out of library space, central and prominent, with staff and resources…

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What if we redefined making in libraries?

In my last post about What Ifs, I asked “What If we adopted the maker movement as part of campus movement towards creativity and innovation?” That question has come up in two different venues for me this week, one driven by an administrative opportunity and a second originating with a…

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