Over the years that I've worked with students on research, I've had the opportunity to think about how to do it right. Now, these aren't unique observations or things we wish students could do/teachers wouldn't do, they're just 30+ years of thoughts that if I were in charge would be put in place. Example? The… Continue reading If I were in charge
Month: January 2022
This year's big trend in libraryland (among many other places) is to focus on self care this year. I definitely agree. To get a little personal, I have several "hidden" physical disabilities (for example, my eye), what's now known as ME/CFS in addition to a tendency to being overstressed and depressed. Milton has created a… Continue reading Self care?
Change my mind
Here we are, starting 2022 in much the same way as we started 2021. And in another month it'll have been two years since we started to worry about COVID and thinking about how it would affect our students and program. Then came "crisis teaching"... and endless Zoom meetings planning for the upcoming year. Now… Continue reading Change my mind
https://twitter.com/libraryvoice/status/1478501207127822339 My response? We should always all be the Librarian of the Year. Granted, this "competition" is less middle school than the AASL Social Media Award but still. I'm also anti the LJ Movers & Shakers because the implication is that the rest of us just aren't doing librarianship right. Particularly since 2020, with libraries… Continue reading Why compete?
New Year’s Resolutions
This year, this is my one and only goal: As a department chair (and manager of a building) there are times I have to "be on" during breaks and weekends, but I get paid a small stipend for that. It's always been a struggle to quash those "if I work for an hour today this… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions