Introducing the Center for Applied Learning

My prepared remarks for today’s opening: Thank you all for your support and kind words. Many people have been thanked, but I want to extend my gratitude to the staff in the Center — Toby White, Krista LaVack, Annie Butterfield, Bethany Parker, and our new Director of Student Research, Sharmain van Blommestein, for all of […]

Jenica at ALA Midwinter 2016

ALA Midwinter snuck up on me this year. Isn’t it in, like, three weeks? No? Thursday? 5 days? Oh. Well then. So I’ll be there in 5 days (*gulp*), and I’m doing three things explicitly (and a whole lot of networking and such implicitly). Thing One: Speaking as part of the ALCTS Re-envisioning Technical Services […]

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 […]

Coordinator of Technical Services and Discovery

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re hiring. Speaking as a former Technical Services Librarian, I think that this is an amazing moment to explore how back room functions are evolving with front-of-the-house implications. Cataloging and the associated technical services functions drive user access to information — it’s the heart of what we do, and we need […]

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 […]