Category professional stuff

ALA2013 highlights

ALA: what a whirlwind. The time absolutely flew by, with amazing sessions, great people, and so much awesome sharing of ideas. I attended too many sessions to reasonably recap here, so I’ve decided to just do the highlights. Poster Sessions: Anatomy of a Storytime Literacy Message I went to this poster session specifically to see […]

guerilla storytime + beyond

Out of all the great sessions, wonderful conversation starters, and other stuff at ALA, Guerilla Storytime inspired me the most. I cannot stop thinking about how awesome it was, and how I want (need) to keep that awesome going now that ALA is over. (If you want to read some thorough and thoughtful write-ups, go […]

collection development: power to the people

I am responsible for managing both the juvenile and teen collections here at my library.  I am more of a Children’s Librarian, both in title and at heart, so when faced with purchasing teen materials I feel less confident. I can look at circulation statistics, but I know from doing the pull list that a lot of […]

show me the awesome: reporting

This post is part of Show Me The Awesome: 30 Days of Self-Promotion, an initiative by Sophie, Liz, and Kelly. To learn more, click those links or check out #30awesome on twitter.  It can be really awkward to talk about how awesome you are at your job. But it’s also really important. It’s not a bragging or recognition thing […]

on changing libraries

Sometimes you got a good thing going, but decide to apply for another job anyway because it’s a great opportunity and you don’t want to wonder what-if. Well, I applied, got the job, accepted, it and moved everything across the state (again.) Changing libraries is hard. (Most especially if you work with some really great […]