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Go North…

I hope it will reflect highly on my former coworkers that I point you at a couple of job ads at La Crosse Public Library. They are hiring an archivist and an assistant circulation coordinator.  These are two very interesting positions: archives has some of the coolest people at LPL and the Queen of Reference […]

Bring it to La Crosse…

For anyone who was wondering, our Board approved replacement of my position.  That means if you’ve ever wondered about La Crosse, ever imagined tackling storytimes in the Boat, ever thought you’d like to work with Mesdames Director and Storyteller or the infamous Acquisitions Man…here’s your chance! The formal job description is available here and I […]

Hedgehog on the Move

It is with not a small amount excitement that I announce that I’ve accepted a new position. I’m moving back to Chicago to join the Health Sciences Library at the University of Illinois, Chicago (Circle) Campus. I will be an Assistant Professor and Assistant Information Services Librarian. *celebratory dance* This will come with all sorts […]

Reaching Young Adults–More Ideas.

At the recent Public Library Association conference in Portland Oregon, there was a session on reaching out to GenX/Y/Millenials. PLA 2010 Conference: Reaching “Quarter-Life” Adults and Young Professionals There are some very interesting ideas. I wonder if I can talk Madame Director into letting us show movies on our flat roof?  Hmmmm………..    

How to Win Friends and Make Sure Everyone Knows You at Work

At three jobs I’ve made a small but substantial investment in chocolate and hard candy.  At the financial firm it was in a small jar on top of my desk, most recently here it’s in a desk drawer–as small children are likely to walk in and I’d rather they not help themselves. Everyone who works […]