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 […]