Recently I had this conversation a couple of different times with friends. Although it is not library-specific, it feels right to share these thoughts on the blog. A couple of years ago, in February, while sitting at the airport with a delayed flight to Baltimore, I decided I was over February. As someone who struggles with the lack of sunlight in Iowa in the Winter … Continue reading February is the Hardest Month
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
I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted a position at the University of Iowa. I will be the Community Outreach Librarian from the Great Midwest Region of the National Network of Medical Libraries. I will be developing and promoting outreach and education within communities in the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). This position will allow my to … Continue reading Joining the Team at the University of Iowa Libraries and the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine
Last week I passed my thesis defense! (Probably the one and only time I’ll use a .gif on this blog, but it had to be done! 😉 ) I have already posted about this on Twitter and Facebook and many people asked me – what next? Now that everything is final I am happy to announce I’ll be attending the University of Colorado Boulder to … Continue reading Colorado Here I Come!
As many of you know I returned to my home state of Iowa a couple of years ago. I love my home state, there are a lot of great things happening here, and I try to support as many as I can. I grew about less than half an hour from Danville, so I’m happy to share this project. Please consider sending a postcard and … Continue reading Please Help These Iowa Students Get 1.5 Million Postcards
This morning Salem Press announced the winners of their 2012 Blog Awards. When I saw the announcement for nominees a couple of weeks ago I was honored and humbled to be included along side this year’s fellow nominees for public library blogs which included – RA for All, David Lee King, Richard Kong, and Agnostic, Maybe. Because of such fine company I was surprised to see this morning’s announcement for the … Continue reading I am Honored to be Included in the 2012 Salem Press Blog Awards – Thank you!
UPDATE 5/1/2012 We have reached the goal! Thank you so much to everyone who donated! I will be at ALA 2012 thanks to your support and generosity! Making the decision to write this post was hard for me, after all I love NPR but pledge drive time drives me a little crazy especially after I’ve donated and it keeps going. But I understand why they do … Continue reading Show Your Support, Donate