From the Desk: Preparing for take-off

  In 4 days, I hop a plane to Cambridge to gather with some of the coolest librarians at the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at Harvard. I’m pretty excited, but feeling the nerves creep up as travel approaches. Harvard has kept me busy, distracting me from the stresses of travel by giving me tons of […]

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 […]

Safe Zone: practical applications in the commuter-college library

If you remember from my last post, I started working on a LGBTQ libguide with a few other colleagues in the HACC system.  Luckily, I was able to attend the Safe Zone training presented at the York Campus today and gained some valuable information that can be utilized to assist our LGBTQ student/staff/faculty population across […]

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 […]

My 21st Century 20-something Ennui

en·nui- Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom We’ve all felt this, right? Well, I’ve noticed that I’ve been feeling it more as I approach my quarter-century, and I think it’s worth discussing. Between Sallie Mae calling me incessantly to an overall sense of is-this-really-what-I-want-to-do-with-my-life begging my attention in the depths of my brain, I find […]