This week was a whirlwind of instruction. In between showing up at the library at 7:30 AM on Monday to leaving at 5 PM on Friday, I stood in front of 8 classrooms leading discussions, activities, and lecturing on finding, evaluating, and synthesizing information. The amount of instruction I led this week is about a… Continue reading Teaching to the Assignment
This week has been crazy. Too crazy to devote time to thinking about an intentional blog post. So I'm taking a shortcut, and sharing some things that gave me pause this week, both inspired by the amount of time I spent on the reference desk. Patrons are People: a pamphlet developed by Minnesota librarians in… Continue reading Interesting things on the internet
Recently, my Twitter feed blew up with reaction against ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee Call for Participation. The call for participation asks for stories about librarians' resilience, and their experiences in the workplace. I was confused. What was wrong with resilience? People who characterized as resilient are lauded as successful in business, emotionally healthy, and… Continue reading The Problem with Resilience
I'm coming up on the end of my residency at the University of Chicago, which means I'm back out on the job market. I'm throwing out CVs, composing letters of interest, and constantly looking at job ads. I've also spent a lot of time looking at my peers. Finding librarians who finished their MLIS around… Continue reading FOMO: Fear of Missing Out
Last month, I was interviewed by Twanna Hodge for ACRL's Resident of the Month feature. In the feature, Twanna asked me if I had a website. I didn't.