Last night Emily Lloyd tweeted Hashtag I’d like to see: #ittakesalibrary. Especially in place of #savelibraries. — Emily Lloyd (@PoesyGalore) June 6, 2013 YES THIS PLEASE! It is past time to change the tone of the conversation around the future of libraries. Nina McHale wrote  I hope that in five years, the person next to […]

I recently posted to Facebook Dear ALA, Library Journal, and others: I have an MLS. I paid good money for it. I earned it. I am a librarian. Forever. The fact that I do not currently (nor may ever again) work in a library does not change that fact. Please make room for me on […]

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 […]

My reading list for the summer of 2013, there are over 30 books on this list. It is unlikely I will read them all. It is likely I will read books that are not on this list. Some of these books I have already read, or read portions of, but would like to reread all […]

About two years ago I gave up on lugging around a big checked bag and started traveling with only a carry on. I was tired of paying the extra baggage fees, waiting for my bag at the carousel, and to be honest, I liked the challenge. The first few trips were nerve racking but after […]

When I published my recommended reading post Sunday reactions to it on Facebook and Twitter brought home an issue I had noticed for a while now – more people responding on Facebook and Twitter and less on the blog. 99.9% of the time I am completely ok with this – I know comments are not a sign of success […]

I came across this post from Carl Grant on Sunday and felt like it was serendipity – the semester is almost over and on Saturday I had posted that it was time start working on my summer reading list. Carl talks about his encounter with a stranger in an airport and using her remark that librarianship is […]