I'm probably crazy, and I swear I was planning to take a real break this summer but... Process all new books (anything that came in late May/June, plus summer purchases)Organize and prepare archival information for off-site storage Update the Library Operating ManualHelp prepare a proposal for the Archives (position description, equipment, policies, etc.)Order new supplies… Continue reading What Summer Vacation?
Of course that only scrapes the surface of what we did - from creating displays and printing crosswords for students to working with classes on recreational reading and research skills. Not to mention starting the year with literally bare walls and having to unpack and set up our office and workroom while also getting ready… Continue reading What we did in AY22: an infographic
Today at graduation I saw something that made me tear up. No, I'm not ashamed to admit it. It was the second time I've seen something like this and, well, excuse me while I find another tissue. In August, one of our students took a hit during a hockey game and was seriously injured. Injured?… Continue reading Determination
There has been a lot of change and movement in the world thanks to COVID and the Great Resignation, and people have been thinking and rethinking the idea of "time off". Anne Peterson has a good column about why the "feel free to take time off" directive doesn't work as well as it could, mostly… Continue reading From the archives: Taking that PTO
This isn't quite "leveling up" and it could possibly be thought of as moving down a stage, but it is movement. What am I talking about? In this post, Shelagh discusses these professional stages: Theorist Donald Super offers these 5 stages of self-concept & career development: Like Shelagh, I'm in the maintenance phase, but moving… Continue reading From the archives: Moving up a stage