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Dear Vendor….

Dear Vendor, I received your postcard in the mail today, along with all the other vendor stuff that’s coming to me in the week prior to the ALA Annual Conference. I found myself really annoyed by your clinging to the stereotype of librarians as silence addicts. To quote: ‘The Spine Label Printer Librarians Are Raving […]

Addressing the Librarian Age Gap

Andy has a provocative post looking at the numbers in libraries and where ages of the profession are trending. He asks the question of what we think is causing the age gap. I think it’s somewhat propagated by two things: by librarians primarily recruiting people into the profession who are closer to their own age […]

Celebrating Me :)

A little shameless celebration of me. I was interviewed during the Knitting in Public day in March for an article in our regional knitting magazine. The article is now available on page 27. Yippee!

Knitting is Part of My Job Description, Right?

I just keep finding new ways to sneak knitting into my day and job description. I’ve added Mom-Knit-Mornings, a child friendly parents knitting group to encourage some of the pre-school moms who have approached me curious about getting an opportunity to knit. It’s a small group thus far, which I’m perfectly okay with. We’re putting […]

Librarian: One Part Personal Shopper

A part of being a librarian that I really enjoy is collection development: a.k.a. shopping. Getting to go through reviews and select books, music, audiobooks and finding the occasional DVD that I hop up and down and beg the DVD selector for…it’s fun! And I’m not spending my money. However, with that freedom of not […]