Sometime during the last month, while working on the section on the much-over-due book, a light clicked for me - I am experiencing burnout. There are many factors that contribute to burnout that result from poor policies, management, and working conditions. I can honestly say that most of what led me to burnout were my … Continue reading Reflecting on Burnout
Category: Chit Chat
Edited: On moments of courage and the lack thereof
Edited April 2, 2021 10:35am CT I have edited this post to apologize for the harm my blog post caused. I owe these panelists an apology for not being more hands-on with them before the symposium. I should have taken the time to reach out to them individually and get to know them. It is … Continue reading Edited: On moments of courage and the lack thereof
February is the Hardest Month
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 … Continue reading February is the Hardest Month
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 … Continue reading Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress
Joining the Team at the University of Iowa Libraries and the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine
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 … Continue reading Joining the Team at the University of Iowa Libraries and the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine
Colorado Here I Come!
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 … Continue reading Colorado Here I Come!
Please Help These Iowa Students Get 1.5 Million Postcards
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 … Continue reading Please Help These Iowa Students Get 1.5 Million Postcards