Our profession is steeped in a murky racial and gendered history. When Roxane Gay came on stage, the first thing she said to us was “man, there’s a lot of white people in this room.” And, she’s right. Librarianship has been feminized and white ever since Melvil Dewey. You remember, the Dewey decimal system guy? […]
Off to Portland for ACRL 2015!
In a few short hours, I’ll be heading to Portland, Oregon for the 2015 Academic College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference! I’ve never been to ACRL, so I’m super pumped and somewhat overwhelmed. Lucky for me, I’m going to be staying with a pretty awesome librarian blogging over at Librarian for Life & Style, so keep […]
Library Links & Loves: Professional Development
For me, professional development is the most important aspect of my job. Not only do the students benefit when I learn something new, but then I can share it with my co-workers and begin to make a larger cultural change. One of the reasons I took the job here is because I saw so much […]
Library Marketing & Outreach- Texas Style
There is a new ACRL interest group called Library Marketing and Outreach (ACRL_LMAO), formed at ALA in Vegas by Virginia Alexander and Adam Haigh. I was lucky enough to get in touch with them to volunteer as a Texas representative and I’m excited to get some of these marketing meet-ups going. If you’re in Texas, you […]