Sunday Reflections: You can take the Librarian out of Teen…

I am no longer officially a Teen Librarian. I might be having an existential crisis about it. This past Wednesday I started at a new branch in my large, urban, library system. It’s one of the advantages of such a system that changing branches doesn’t mean leaving the system entirely. Each branch is very different, … More Sunday Reflections: You can take the Librarian out of Teen…

Tales from the Teen Space: Happiest Lezbrarian Ever

  [scene: library teen space] (a teen girl looks cautiously around, browsing the books and keeping to herself. Then she spots something on the wall, smiles and walks over to the teen librarian) Teen Girl: I LOVE your safe space sign! Me: Thanks!! I’m glad. Teen Girl: Can you help me find some good books … More Tales from the Teen Space: Happiest Lezbrarian Ever

Asking and Giving

Rarely do I claim that books actually change my life. Books frequently entertain me and make me think things; make me feel things. But when you read as much as I do, it takes a lot for a book to have a marked and lasting effect on me. Rarely do I say that a book … More Asking and Giving

“You’re Young”: My Experience with Ageism in the Workplace

A lot of conversation regrading ageism in the workplace focuses on hiring practices and the experiences of older adults. And I’m sure there are legitimate elements to that. But. What about the experiences of young people in the workplace whose knowledge is dismissed out of hand? What about getting hired for a job you know you are 100% … More “You’re Young”: My Experience with Ageism in the Workplace