Category: Networking

Life Is Funny, Sometimes

Last year, while attending the Missouri Library Association’s (MLA) annual conference in Springfield, MO, on the last day I had an idea. There should be a session for job seekers to come together and share their experiences. It could be support group for people…

Just How Friendly Is Too Friendly, Boss?

a laughing man pushes a laughing woman in a chair in an office

When I moved from St. Louis to Las Vegas I moved from my true home city; from the area where I’d spent most of my life and where most of my family are. Due to circumstances beyond our control, my wife, DeLyle, wasn’t able…

Big Changes: Or, Why I’ve not Been Posting or at ALA.

Well, it finally happened! After 2.5 years of laborious and demoralizing job hunting I’ve finally been graced with a NEW JOB! About two months ago UNLV offered me the position of Circulation Manager for their Lied Library. I agreed to it right away and…

Missouri Library Association Conference, Day 3

2016 missouri library association conference logo

First thing this morning was a shower. I’m sure all my fellow attendees will appreciate that. Shower done I packed and checked out of my room. By the time that was done I didn’t have time for breakfast before my first event; visiting the…

Missouri Library Association Conference, Day 2

2016 missouri library association conference logo

Breakfast: biscuits and gravey, scrambled eggs, potatoes o’brien, and bacon. Free! I gave up coffee (!) about three weeks ago due to the aggravation it causes my GERD. This whole time I’ve not missed it as much as I am this morning. I know…

Missouri Library Association Conference, Day 1

2016 missouri library association conference logo

Well, that was a long three hour drive. I’ve managed to arrive at the hotel and convention center unscathed. Finding my room was a bit harrowing, though. The hotel is mid-century modern with several building expansions grafted onto it, including the convention center. What…

Schmoozing Skills

book and red wine on a marble table

Like most library-types, I’m an introvert. I get my energy and approval primarily from within. I like being alone. I like quiet times. It’s why I was such a good task-oriented person and part of why I would be a good cataloger if I…