High Five for Friday

Hey ho, it’s Friday! Here’s my top favorite things this week: 1. Finished reading my text for the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians: Reframing Academic Leadership by Lee Bolman & Joan Gallos. One week from tomorrow, I’ll be at Harvard learning how I can use this book and what I learn in my library […]

New summer essay

Hi blog, it’s been awhile. I recently had my essay, ‘On Westernness & Stories‘ published in HER KIND:¬†A Literary Community Powered by VIDA. My experience with the editorial staff was nothing but awesome– Rosebud Ben-Oni¬†helped draw the good stuff out, while providing supportive edits and encouragement. ‚̧ Check it out and let me know what […]

Sowell Collection Conference

April 18th-20th kicked off the 2nd annual¬†Sowell Collection Conference at Texas Tech University’s Southwest collection. This conference featured well-known writers such as Rick Bass, Barry Lopez, Robert Michael Pyle, and John Lane as well as students and fellow lovers of the natural world. I presented my paper, “(Re)sensing Place: Somatics in Rick Bass’¬†A Thousand Deer.” […]

Sexy Hipster Librarian: Exotic, Erotic, the Other

In less than one week, I will be visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico (about a 5 hour drive) for the Southwest Pop Culture Association‘s annual conference where I will be presenting “Sexy Hipster Librarian: Exotic, Erotic, the Other.” We have all heard of the sexy librarian trope in pop culture, but this presentation will examine how¬†letting-down-the-bun […]