Tag Archives: librarianship

Shifting Your Career Trajectory: When You Love Where You Live

First, I didn’t blog like all summer. I’m not really sorry. I had a lovely summer and got some stuff done but I would consider it a sort of slacking off period that my brain really needed. I find this blogging thing really hard to do because I have a lot of ideas about my … Continue reading Shifting Your Career Trajectory: When You Love Where You Live

Library Leadership as Performance Art

Last night during a really awesome #libleadgender discussion on Twitter, my friend @erinaleach posed this question: Gendered expectations for leaders is one version of performance. How else do we ask our leaders to perform? #libleadgender It took me a minute. And then it made my brain explode in that way where I think “I have … Continue reading Library Leadership as Performance Art

Lost in Librarianship: Where I Wonder Where and If I Still Belong

I posed a thought today to Twitter that I was basically thinking about blogging (this post!) about not feeling like I belong anywhere in librarianship anymore and wondered if I should do that because, well, it’s depressing. I got a lot of feedback from others encouraging me to write it, so here it is. If … Continue reading Lost in Librarianship: Where I Wonder Where and If I Still Belong

Be Kind

File this short and sweet post under “Random Friday Thoughts” and brought to you by a couple of discussions I’ve had today with librarian friends. Let’s all practice these three rules today (and always if you can.) Everyone has their baggage, their stuff they carry around, don’t judge, just listen and be kind. There is so … Continue reading Be Kind

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

Friday Thoughts: The Importance of a Peer Group

So, lately I’ve really relied on a close group of peers to get me through some stressful stuff. They are invaluable to me. Some of them are close IRL friends. Some I just know through this wonderful profession of ours (thank you, Internet!) I trust them enough to share my deepest insecurities, my worst fears, … Continue reading Friday Thoughts: The Importance of a Peer Group

Friday Thoughts: I’m Exhausted

So, where has the time gone already in this shiny new Fall semester? I HAVE NO IDEA. (This is a famous phrase in my house. The boy child says it a lot, especially in response to “Where are your shoes?” and “How did you get so dirty?”) I thought I’d start a new feature. Well, … Continue reading Friday Thoughts: I’m Exhausted

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?

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 … Continue reading I Lost My Groove and That’s OK

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 … Continue reading Taking My Life Back From My Job