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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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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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…

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“harm created not out of malice but habit”

“We don’t have an admissions problem, we have a completion problem. Recognizing this means re-thinking who college is for. College is run by those of us who did well in college, so we tend to underestimate the harm we do to students whose lives aren’t like ours, harm created not…

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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…

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