Being Thankful for a Job Well Done

Summer time in academic libraries goes a little slower. It lets you catch your breath, take a break, think big picture, get a lot of thinking/planning/catch up done. At least that’s how I usually feel. It’s busy, but it isn’t the often day to day with wall to wall meetings that the fall and spring semesters […]

I Lost My Groove and That’s OK

This post could also be called “I got too busy to do any research and writing and now I feel like a slacker, but I’m going to fix that shortly.” When I first took a job in a middle management position several years ago, I had to really refocus my energies and think about how […]

Taking My Life Back From My Job

In the second semester of my third year as a boss lady, I realized something. I need to make a concerted effort to take my life back from job. It was a busy semester. Lots of highs, lots of lows. I really and truly love my job. But, more and more, I’ve found myself consumed by […]

Friendship and Community

This post could also be called “My Love Letter to my Library Friends and my Profession, post-ACRL 2015 Conference. Before ACRL, I had been struggling to really explain our online librarian community to others at work. Have you ever tried to explain to a non-library colleague how important “Library Twitter” is for your sanity, your […]

The Fairytale of the Work-Life Balance

I was supposed to write this blog post last week. Last week became a complete and utter train wreck for me. My work-life balance was completely off kilter. Well, everything felt off kilter. So, I decided to sit down and write it today on a day when I am home with two kids who have […]

Liberate Yourself: Stop Wanting to be Liked Professionally or Professionally Liked

This week’s post (three weeks in a row!) comes from a recent conversation with an unnamed social media friend/colleague. I preface this, per usual, as these may just be my observations and maybe I’m wrong. (It happens.) I’ve observed a lot of librarians saying things over social media that have lead me to think to myself, […]