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 […]
Howdy, ya’ll – okay that was a really bad attempt at being an authentic Texan. Tomorrow, I hit the road to Austin, Texas for the Texas Library Association’s annual assembly meeting. What does that mean, you ask? Basically, we’re prepping for next year’s big conference in San Antonio 🙂 w00t! – and it’s gonna be a […]
Texas Library Association Conference 2013
This year is my first year attending the Texas Library Association annual conference, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and notes. Prior to attending the conference, I learned that I was elected Chair-Elect of the College & University Library Division of TLA and I begin my official appointment 4/27/13. This means I […]
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.” […]
2012 – A Year in Review
Moving halfway across the country this year has been the most rewarding decision I have ever made. Even though I feel pretty nostalgic at times, I am intrigued by this place, the people, and the land. Some pretty awesome things have happened this year that it seems to be impossible to me that it actually […]
After a night of drinking in amarillo
headlights reach, refract through dual panes of glass. the train siren sings, draws me home.
The train trails time, ebbs as I lie awake, staring at glowing stars stuck to the ceiling by the last tenant. Sounds call out and I’m out of nouns. It rends sky from Juniper. Disrupts quotidian life. a resplendent- ness leaves you staggering.
Relocating to the Texas Panhandle
Sunday, June 24th, I will be hitting the road in my 22′ truck en route to the Texas Panhandle. Where is that, you ask? Well, I will be in a little town called Canyon which is about 12 miles south of Amarillo. I accepted a librarian position at West Texas A&M University. [hopefully] My new […]