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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

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


Forcing myself to write a post this week because it’s been a rough week (or three) and I’m feeling a little beat up. I’ve been thinking a lot about women as leaders, empathy, emotional intelligence, and just really the way strong women are continuously stifled in our society. But I’m really not in a place … Continue reading Appreciation

It’s My Library and I’ll Cry if I Want To

I used to be one of those people who thought that if you cried at work, you were showing weakness. I couldn’t, as a woman, do that because I already had to prove myself more anyway. I didn’t want people to think I was an “emotional” woman. I wanted them to think I was smart … Continue reading It’s My Library and I’ll Cry if I Want To