Recently, I was a minor participant in a Twitter thread that began here.
About six months ago I wrote about the perception of professionalism in libraries. About three months ago I began a post with the above title. That post was begun at a point of emotional nadir in which my depression had had a significant resurgence.… Continue Reading “The Ambivalent Librarian”
In the spring of 2016 I was enrolled in the University of Missouri’s School of Information Science & Learning Technology’s (SISLT) Online Education certificate program. I was only in the program for that one semester before taking a new job in a new state… Continue Reading “Why Did My Job Exist?: Decline of Consortial Monograph Circulation at University of Missouri St. Louis, 2011-2016”
In the first year that I was in library school my early classes were frequently preoccupied with the question “Is librarianship a profession?” And the answer was, of course, “yes!” But the yes wasn’t a confident one as much as a desperate defense of… Continue Reading “The “P” Word”
ME! Today, I confirmed that I will, indeed, be appearing at this year’s Missouri Library Association Conference moderating the JOB SEEKERS’ SUPPORT GROUP.
So, if the purpose of this blog is to explore the profession and my place in it — and it’s supposed to be — then, what I need to do is, well, that. I’ll begin, I guess not with the beginning (I’ve done that… Continue Reading “Digital Humanities and Value Added Services”
I have always tried to keep this blog relatively positive. I’ve not always been successful, but that’s been my goal. I’ve tried to keep most negativity away from here because I don’t think anyone wants to read me whine about whatever perceived injustice my… Continue Reading “Turning the Corner?”