Have you ever considered that maybe ALA has problems because of librarians? I mean sure, it’s easy to blame the staff, and council and exec. But when you really come down to it who is that? It’s us. And who are we? I know who we say we are. We are fighters for truth and […]
This is going to be a weird tangentially related to librarianship blog post. But we are all broke, right? Raising a family on one income in NYC can be really hard. It ends up, for me at least, that the only wiggle room in our budget is food. I have been doing freezer cooking for a […]
I’m really excited to be giving a lightning talk on teaching WordPress in the public library at this year’s WordCampUS! I’ve been using WordPress since my very first library pink slip, (that’s 7 years now) and have gone from teaching myself how it works, to teaching library patrons in Jamaica Queens how to use it […]
It was never your Grandma’s library. No. Actually it was your grandma’s library, and her librarian was a bad ass. I just saw yet another article about how the new library is becoming so innovative. Look Ma! They have 3D printers! On the one hand, it’s really great that libraries and what they do are […]
It’s a terrible picture, because my good camera is in it, but I think I have my conference packing down to a science. 5 outfits for 5 days, plus the equipment I need to do some video projects for ULU. Not pictured? 2 ukuleles and a tiny bottle of rose champagne left over from New […]
In September I 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 […]
Following in the footsteps of the great Michael Goldrick and Aaron Dobbs, I present my ALA Schedule! So if you are looking for me, or to stalk me I guess? Whatever I spent a ton of time typing this thing up. And don’t forget to come for U is for Ukulele, the Uke meet up […]
Hi, I’m going to write things here at some point, but for now, have an embarrassing photo of my cat. His name is Ovid, and he’s a Brony.