Shakespeare Camp

Hey. Did you know when I was a child in the mid-nineties I went to Shakespeare Camp for several summers…

Book Donations – A Tough Talk

Maybe your library has a publicly posted policy against taking any book donations (or most). Maybe your library’s collection is…

Collection Solidarity

Recently, I have been working with two undergraduate students as part of the River Campus Libraries’ Career Exploration In Libraries…

California Dreamin’

Yesterday, the University of California publicly walked away from negotiations with Elsevier to take control of their research and the…

Dismantling “Likeability”

This post is inspired by an article published by Natasha Quindlin, titled “The Mark of a Woman’s Record: Gender and…

The Collection is a Garden.

Disclaimer: My opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of my employer. I wanted to write about weeding…

Letter to ALA

On January 28th, at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, April Hathcock, an ALA Councilor and library leader, was verbally assaulted…

Midwhither

There’s nothing I love in this world like a working meeting, so I would be lying if I didn’t say…

Bowie and Burnout

I found David Bowie at the Valparaiso Public Library in 1993, when I checked out Hunky Dory on LP. A…