Increasingly, people are saying "ALA is broken". There are many reasons, but when I have friends tweeting things like this: Two years on, it's not much better. There was an interesting post Let's Fix ALA in 2020 that still resonates. Sad, no? Here are some of my observations and suggestions: More virtual opportunities to serve,… Continue reading From the archives: What about ALA?
As we move to a post-pandemic kind of "normal", there are things we adopted that I hope we keep. For example: Not every class has to be in-person. And not every class has to actually happen. If students are working on a project, maybe they can check in with the teacher if they need/want to… Continue reading From the archives: Things I hope we keep
As I've been looking through the archives for what works and what doesn't work as a post, I came across this post from 2010. Wow have things changed! Essential tools/websites then and now: Gmail (staying in touch)Bank of America (for online banking)TDBank (for online banking)Facebook (seeing what my friends are up to)Google Reader (as Doug… Continue reading Time for an update!
It's that time of the year, when people who are leaving the profession are feted and appreciated for what they've contributed to our lives. Some of these inspirations are only known within their school, or their city, some are known by a far wider audience. Soon, the nominations for the I Love My Librarian award… Continue reading From the archives: Movers, Shakers and Just Plain Folks
In my never-ending quest to perfect our collection and catalog, I've started our new project: working on our subject headings. What does that mean? It's a project looking to make the ways the subjects clear and helpful. Some of it is due to outdated language ("Indians of North America" anyone?), some of it is due… Continue reading Here we go again
No, not the archives at work (although that's a project, too, given the construction projects going on). This is about my digital archives, snippets of posts I've got in draft form, or things I've saved planning to turn them into a post. The ever-inspirational Nancy White has been doing a similar project, and I'm determined… Continue reading Clearing out the archives