Killing Fear part 1: The Problem

[the introduction] You’re totally surprised to hear this, right? Wondering why no one told you before? But bear with me. I want to lay some groundwork about why I think some of the things I think. So, libraries are changing. I think of it as a metamorphosis, because I think…

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Black History Month, 2012

One of my campus roles is to serve on the Diversity in Action Coalition, a committee constituted and funded by our President, Dr. John Schwaller, to address programming, training, institutional structure, and institutional response to issues of diversity across the campus. The Coalition has broad administrative representation encompassing our offices…

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Library Day In The Life: #libday8, Day 4

Yesterday ended at midnight, much of my night spent working on the faculty outreach stuff about our weeding project. I was crunching numbers from spreadsheets, working on draft documents, and writing newsletters, luncheon talks, and big blast emails. And then I crawled out of bed at 6:30, shower hair makeup…

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A thing at which I cannot fail

In my job, there are things at which I can fail, and things at which I cannot.  For example, I can fail to complete my secretary’s annual human resources paperwork in a timely manner, and all I get is a slap on the wrist and a request to do better.…

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Yes. That.

This is why we do displays in the library. It’s no secret to my friends that I despise the Twilight books, purveyors of the blankest of blank of female “heroines”. I’m forever pointing to these two tshirts as my talking points: ]   So when I stopped at our banned…

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