Tag: Librarianship

This Is [for] 2020.

In December 2018 I did my first “resolutions” post. I guess it’s time for the scorecard.

Out! Out, Damn Ego!

book and red wine on a marble table

Recently, I was a minor participant in a Twitter thread that began here.

Let’s See How This Goes: Returning to School

I Got the Power: ALA Leadership Institute

From August 4 through 8 I was fortunate to attend the 2019 ALA Leadership Institute.

Taking Care of Myself: Forest Bathing

bright angel trail at grand canyon

My last post was all about how I was feeling “not quite right” and attributed it to a buildup of stress to the point of it expressing itself in physical symptoms — muscle tightness and tiredness, in particular. It was also getting bad enough… Continue Reading “Taking Care of Myself: Forest Bathing”

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… Continue Reading “Here Come the Big Boss?”

Let’s Break Some Shit

creative destruction

Over the last few months I’ve been in a, “Well, now what?” period of my career. I’ve steered my department through crisis and now that it’s passed I’m not sure what I’m doing in my position. If my career starts and ends running a… Continue Reading “Let’s Break Some Shit”

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… Continue Reading “Setting the Sail”

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… Continue Reading “Navigating the Horrible Valley of Librarian Job Searches”