Schmoozing Skills

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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 wanted to go that route. But over the years I’ve intentionally placed myself in situations in which I have to interact with people; be the center of attention; expose myself to criticism and (even worse) praise. Read More

Why Do I Want to Be a Librarian, Anyway?: Part I

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Vocational Disappointment & Promise

When I graduated high school in 1997 I knew exactly what I was going to do with my life. Read More