Recently, I was a minor participant in a Twitter thread that began here.
From August 4 through 8 I was fortunate to attend the 2019 ALA Leadership Institute.
Last month, I responded to someone on LibraryTwitter that I don’t follow about the ethics of allowing people to sleep in our libraries. Presumably, I only saw it because someone who I do follow liked it.
My last post was all about how I was feeling “not quite right” and attributed it to a buildup of stress to the point of it expressing itself in physical symptoms — muscle tightness and tiredness, in particular. It was also getting bad enough… Continue Reading “Taking Care of Myself: Forest Bathing”
Like a lot of people, I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety; more depression than anxiety, but they tend to go hand in hand because they are sweet, sweet, lovers. I know what my roots are — being raised in a toxically masculine culture where… Continue Reading “Take Care of Yourself: Mental Health and Your Career”
Over the last few months I’ve been in a, “Well, now what?” period of my career. I’ve steered my department through crisis and now that it’s passed I’m not sure what I’m doing in my position. If my career starts and ends running a… Continue Reading “Let’s Break Some Shit”
A few weeks ago, working the circulation desk was becoming very difficult for me. Which is a bad thing, as a public services librarian. I’m certain that I was suffering a certain amount of public services burnout. What I wasn’t certain about at the… Continue Reading “Setting the Sail”
We are part of an amazing profession built on helping others. As I’ve been pondering my next steps in the profession and what my place is in it (here and here) I reminded myself that I don’t have to struggle with the question on… Continue Reading “Big Picture Librarian”
So, after making a doofy mistake I got locked out of the TOAL Twitter account. I’m working to get reactivated. In other news, you can go on all the racist, misogynistic, homophobic, or otherwise hateful rants you want to on Twitter, but indicating a… Continue Reading “Oops!”
I don’t read. That’s not really true, of course. I read, some. I suspect that I read more than the average person, and especially the average man, but compared to other librarians, I don’t read.