Mousercizing

I’ve realized over the last few years that the hardest thing for me to teach someone about a computer, is how to use a mouse. I have probably taught Intro to Computers over 100 times, and I still sometimes feel like I haven’t cracked the secret code of teaching the mouse. The problem is, that using a mouse involves a Read More …

I <3 Stationary

I adore stationery. That makes it sound super classy doesn’t it. Like I’m always writing with a fountain pen on thick creamy white paper that has my initials on top. That not really it though. I’m not that classy. What it comes down to is that I really like office supplies. Fancy office supplies make me happy, but really a Read More …

My ULU Coffee Break

In September me and a few other awesome people got started with a a new series of mini webinars for ULU. We called them Coffee Breaks, and set them up as biweekly snippets of learning from other librarians on topics that would be useful to front line reference librarians. I’ve been having a great time setting them up for all Read More …

Murals, Pie, and Ice Cream – Library Curmudgeons Through History

Library Curmudgeons

A friend is posting all sorts of gorgeous pictures of the Boston Public Library on Instagram. So for this installment of Library Curmudgeons in History, that’s where we’ll go! Even with ice cream, people are  unhappy about the library. In this case the reception for John Singer Sargent and Edwin Abbey was simply planned by the wrong people. (oh dear) Read More …