Manage Focus Avoid Limit

It’s good advice, that graphic. Our time should be spent on boxes 1 and 2. Unfortunately, it’s HARD to keep box 3 off your plate if you’re a helping person, or a reliable colleague, or your desk has a metaphysical The Buck Stops Here sign on it. But it’s worth…

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When good enough is just right

Cooking dinner after work used to be my favorite way to decompress from the day, and express some love in my husband’s direction. I’m a good cook, and I love food, and I love the process of cooking. The knife work, stove work, assessing flavor profiles, all of it. I…

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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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What if?

I’m a big fan of “What if?” questions when it comes to planning and imagining. They’re my favorite way to think through both the positive and the negative about what we do, and I do it in my personal life as well as my professional one. (“What if I enrolled…

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