Category: Reflection

Here Come the Big Boss?

This is a thought that I’ve been having, lately. “I want to be Dean someday.” The thrust of my career appears to be on a management track. I’m not a teacher. I don’t have a particular subject specialty. I’m not a tech guy, and…

New Year. New Me?

I suppose it’s inevitable that at some point I’d write a New Year’s Resolutions post. Here it is.

Setting the Sail

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…

Navigating the Horrible Valley of Librarian Job Searches

Last year, I was approached by someone who wanted me to contribute to their new librarian website. Flattered, I jumped at the chance. I began trading emails with the site’s owner and looking at his site. We talked about what his site’s purpose was…

Big Picture Librarian

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…

I Don’t Read

book and red wine on a marble table

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.

My Worst Job Interview Experience, Part 1

Waiting Professional Man

Do not apply for a job at the University of Cincinnati.