Halloween 2018: Pumpkin Carving (Updated with winners)

This year’s selection of pumpkins decorated by our student assistants. Read More

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.

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Punk Rock Book Jockeys

via Punk Rock Book Jockeys

Here’s a post from a public library perspective that talks about some of the same ideas I’ve had from an academic perspective. It’s also a more positive spin on the same coin I spun here. Can we make PUNK ROCK BOOK JOCKEYS a thing, please?!

My Worst Job Interview Experience, Part 2

man awaits airplane

The interview wasn’t until the afternoon, so I had the whole morning to myself. I slept in, drank whatever passed for coffee in my room, and did more prep for the day. All the while I was still angry and wondering if I really wanted this job at all. I was also trying to confirm my transportation from the hotel to the library with my contact, who wasn’t responding. I had absolutely no confidence in UC at this point. Eventually, I got an email back from my contact apologizing the she was at a conference that morning and would have limited availability.

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My Worst Job Interview Experience, Part 1

Waiting Professional Man

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

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I’m Fully Staffed Again!, or, I Needed a Drink

book and red wine on a marble table

Recently, a candidate accepted a job offer to work for me. This means that for the first time since the end of June I’m fully staffed in my department. Prior to that I was fully staffed for 4-6 weeks, maybe. Other than that, from October 2017-May 2018 I was down one or more positions in my department.

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So, Where Am I Going, Anyway?

book and red wine on a marble table

In reference to my last post, and maybe in continuation of it, I’m asking a question about the rest of my career. This is also a continuation of the question that I first asked in my earliest blog posts,”Why do I want to be a librarian, anyway?

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