Tag Archives: Libraries

Measuring Success

The last 5 months have been nothing if not challenging! Looking back, I almost feel the same emotion I felt after completing the hiking trail in this picture – amazement that I’ve succeeded as well as I have. There have … Continue reading

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Digital Inequality Is Still Alive And Well

I recently saw a comment that the Digital Divide is not just about hardware or physical access to the Internet. I found myself wholeheartedly agreeing with that statement. Those of us on the front line, dealing with patrons and computers … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going, And How Will We Know When We Get There?

As I’ve started my new job, one of my first major tasks was planning programs for the Fall. Programs are a large part of what we do. But I think sometimes we get into a rut. Or we have ideas … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

New beginnings can be both exciting and scary. In the last few weeks, I’ve embarked on a major new beginning – a new job in a new city. Summer always seems to fly by. But with all of that excitement, … Continue reading

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Simply STEM – A New Wiki For Library Programming

Many people think that the purpose of STEM education and programming is to get kids to grow up to be engineers or scientists. But the authors of STEM Lesson Essentials: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics describe the goal of … Continue reading

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Literacy – More Important Than Ever

Because Literacy In All Its Forms Is More Important Than Ever Since I started this blog, I have often struggled to find a clear focus. As my professional experience grew and changed, my perspective and interests also changed. As I … Continue reading

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That Might Just Be Opportunity in Disguise

I was recently selected for a professional position that fell through after I had already resigned from my previous job. The reasons aren’t important. But the process forced me to re-evaluate my approach to librarianship and professional development. After briefly … Continue reading

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STEM Programming in Libraries

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Programs are a hot topic these days. There is a real push to offer more science and technology types of programs and events. It’s a trend in education and among non-profit organizations for children. But … Continue reading

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New Year’s Reflections

It’s that time again. Time to reflect on the past year and look ahead, setting goals for the new year. Upon review, my progress with last year’s resolutions was mixed. Rather than bemoan what didn’t happen, I’d prefer to focus … Continue reading

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Libraries as Content Creators

Writing about my role as a librarian who creates content started me thinking about the larger implications for libraries in general. In one of my first classes in Library School, we discussed the information life cycle and the place libraries … Continue reading

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