A Librarian is Never Off Duty

Once upon a time… (Last Night) I was at my favorite bookstore, Women and Children First in Chicago,  picking up a book I had ordered through them. Before I did that, of course, I had to wander through the entire bookstore as if I hadn’t just been there 6 days earlier. Because, obviously. I was looking … More A Librarian is Never Off Duty

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

A New Journey Begins

I haven’t written much about my professional life since graduating Library School because it’s been pretty fucking depressing. It took me 6 months to find a  very part time job as a Library Associate– a position for which I was over qualified and underpaid. But I had to take something… anything so I accepted it and … More A New Journey Begins