Recently, there have been discussions (both at school and in popular culture) about who gets to use "the n-word" - the Oklahoma SAE "chant", LiLo's tweet are among the conversation starters. I recently watched Pride, and there is a scene where some bystanders call the activists "queer" and the response is that there is a… Continue reading Reclamation
Just before Spring Break started, there was a tweet (or a blog post, or an e-mail - I can't find it any longer) about voting for the 2015 ALA Annual Ignite Conversations. So, being dutiful, I logged in to ALA Connect and voted. The session was on the things we don't learn in library school… Continue reading Was it worth it?
It's Spring Break and actually about time for Spring, Break or no. Afterwards comes the incredibly hectic run to the end of the year, a time filled with angst for the students (APs, finals, leave-taking) and faculty (planning for AY16 while finishing AY15). For us, too, it's a time to plan next year (did that… Continue reading Pausing to reflect
In the midst of change, and stress and angst, it's the little things that make what we do bearable. Before I went back to school and got my MLS, there were only a few of those times - I can count them on one hand, I think. That's not to say I didn't make friends… Continue reading It’s the little things!
In my last post, I said that I was a failure - except, not really. My programs are strong and by any standards other than those insisted on by the leaders in my profession a great success. Which is why I'm not sure that the national association supposed to speak to and for me actually… Continue reading Don’t let me be misunderstood