Category Archives: Librarianship

Pat Yourselves on the Back: You’ve Done Good Work Edition!

So, I don’t know about you, but right about this time in the semester I start to really get down on myself for all of the things I didn’t get to or finish before the end of the semester. (I know we have a couple of weeks still, but you know what I mean.) Do … Continue reading Pat Yourselves on the Back: You’ve Done Good Work Edition!

Giving Thanks to Librarianship: #thankslibrarianship

I’ve written before about how thankful I am that I am a librarian because it is really a wonderful profession. I’ve also written before about the peer group of librarians that has meant so much to me. So, this week’s post is a note of thanks for the last year. What. A. Year. Here are … Continue reading Giving Thanks to Librarianship: #thankslibrarianship

Imposter Syndrome rears its ugly head; or why everyone is always smarter than me so I don’t contribute to online discussions

So, here I am after procrastinating on this post. Well, on this blog. I swear, I am actually passionate about putting my thoughts out there but sometimes I just don’t have the mental energy. I feel like I’ve been running out of that mental energy a lot lately. But, this post comes out of my … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome rears its ugly head; or why everyone is always smarter than me so I don’t contribute to online discussions

Staying Engaged

We are back for some Friday Thoughts, people. Here’s my deep thoughts for today: you absolutely, positively, have to stay engaged in your profession at large. If you don’t, you will just become a stifled, stale version of yourself. Maybe to you this sounds obvious, but here’s the thing. We all know some librarians who … Continue reading Staying Engaged

What Do You Hope People Say About You? Or, No One Will Ever Call Me Pleasant and That’s OK

A colleague and I were talking last week when he said, “So and so seems pleasant.” I thought about this for awhile afterwards because I kind of laughed to myself when I thought, “No one will ever call me pleasant.” And I decided I was OK with that. You see, my colleague didn’t mean it … Continue reading What Do You Hope People Say About You? Or, No One Will Ever Call Me Pleasant and That’s OK

Conflict Avoidance and Leadership

First, I missed Friday Thoughts last week so consider this Friday Thoughts on a Monday. Oh, well. I had good intentions and surely that should count for something. I’m in the process of writing an article with the fabulous Jessica Olin (@olinj on the Twitters) and I don’t want to steal anything from it, but … Continue reading Conflict Avoidance and Leadership

Are You a Good Egg?

I was chatting yesterday briefly with my friend Erin about our library friend people¬†that we really love so much and decided that, to me, there are generally two categories of people that we have to work with. Good Eggs and Not So Much. We were talking about people we really admire; those with good hearts … Continue reading Are You a Good Egg?

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 … Continue reading Being Thankful for a Job Well Done