It is a dark time for the library. A few months ago, one of my employees –a woman in her early forties — was diagnosed with colon cancer. This week we learned that she has passed away. I only knew the woman for a…
Category: Access Services, Leadership, Library Philosophy, Lifeskills, Professionalism, ReflectionTags: Access Services, CA, Cancer, Communication, Compassion, Death, Death in the Workplace, Dying, Grief, Grieving, Grieving in the Workplace, Leadership, Librarian, Librarianship, Library, Library Fines, Library School, Library Support Staff, Management, Stanford University
Thanks to having an employer who actually sees the value in investing in its employees I was able to attend the Access Services Conference for the first time, this year, in Atlanta. If you’re not aware, this is a smaller conference that is dedicated…
Category: Access Services, Leadership, Networking, Professional Conferences, ProfessionalismTags: Academic Librarianship, Academic Libraries, Access, Access Services, Agnes Scott, Atlanta, Augusta University, Barriger Railway Library, Bibliometrics, CA, CalTech, Committees, CT, Dartmouth, DE, Fine-free, GA, ILL, Journal of Access Services, Knowledge Production, Leadership, Librarian, Librarianship, Library, Library Fines, Lied Library, MA, Mercantile Library, Millersville University, MO, NASA, NC, NCSU, NV, OR, Oregon State University, Overdue Fines, PA, Professional Conferences, Professionalism, Raganathan, RUSA, St. Louis, STARS, TX, U-Mass, UMSL, University of Delaware, UNLV, UTRGV, VA, Virginia Tech, VP Fair, Yale
On October 25th I have a Skype interview with UC Berkeley. Yay! But, that’s not what this post is really about.
Category: Access Services, Biography, Knowledge Management, Library PhilosophyTags: Access Services, AZ, Berkeley, CA, Consortial Lending, Consortium, Grand Canyon, ILL, ILLiad, Institutional Knowledge, Interviews, Job Searching, Job Training, Knowledge, Knowledge Management, Librarian, Librarianship, Library, Library School, MO, MOBIUS, Skype, Succession Planning, University of California
I write about my thoughts on the academic librarianship, my service philosophy, mental health in the workplace, and leadership. Occasionally, I veer off on tangents, but that list covers what I generally write about.
If you have a suggestion for a topic I’m taking requests.