image of 5 dark flat rocks stacked on top of each other with leaves in the background. "Fostering Wellness in the Library Workplace" "Coming late 2020/early 2021 from ALA editions"

Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress

Like all of us, my world was thrown into chaos in March when libraries began measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. March 12th was the last day I was “in the office.” I have a chronic cough, which was (understandably), making people nervous, and I could work from home, so I started before the university’s official shut down. I had four trips scheduled in … Continue reading Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress

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“Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” – Book Coming Soonish

I am excited to announce that I have signed a contract with ALA Editions for a book tentatively titled “Fostering Wellness in the Workplace.” This book will be an expansion of the very popular class I developed and teach at NNLM. I am particularly excited that Twanna Hodge, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida will be writing Chapter 5. Chapter 5 … Continue reading “Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” – Book Coming Soonish

The Book – Protecting Patron Privacy

I am so excited to announce that Protecting Patron Privacy: LITA Guide edited by me and Bonnie Tijerina is out! Description: Although privacy is one of the core tenets of librarianship, technology changes have made it increasingly difficult for libraries to ensure the privacy of their patrons in the 21st-century library.  This authoritative LITA Guide offers readers guidance on a wide range of topics, including Foundations … Continue reading The Book – Protecting Patron Privacy

2015: A Reading Year in Review

Each month I published my reading update over on my Tumblr, or at least I try to do it every month. I am less than successful. I think my 2015 reading year in review belongs here. Considering much of 2015 was spent in a  Ph.D. program I’m impressed with the number of fiction books I managed to squeeze in. Goodreads generated this lovely graphic. Which … Continue reading 2015: A Reading Year in Review

Summer Reading List 2014 – What Are You Reading This Summer?

I opted to create my reading list for this summer on Pinterest. I like being able to see the covers and I think I’m more likely to add in start and finish dates as comments. I didn’t do a very good job of editing my post last year to add that information. I also didn’t stick to my list, but that’s summer reading for you! … Continue reading Summer Reading List 2014 – What Are You Reading This Summer?

It Is Banned Books Week – What is Your Favorite Challenged Book?

This week is National Banned Books Week. So what is your favorite challenged book? Looking through the lists I’m hard pressed to pic just one Harry Potter, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Bridge to Terabithia, Go Ask Alice, A Light in the Attic, and so many more. If you’re not familiar with Banned Books Week here is some info from ALA  About Banned Books Week Background Information … Continue reading It Is Banned Books Week – What is Your Favorite Challenged Book?

On Lean In – Did Sandberg Forget that Some Women (and Men) are Childless?

This is meant not as a harsh criticism but rather a gentle reminder to Sheryl Sandberg. I enjoyed Lean In and I agree with, and relate to, a great deal of what Sandberg says. Sheryl – there are women in the workplace, and at home, who do not have children for one reason or another and we would like a seat at your table. I … Continue reading On Lean In – Did Sandberg Forget that Some Women (and Men) are Childless?