A Fool’s Journey

Last year was a flaming garbage fire. For everyone. I started 2016 by attending my Grandfather’s funeral on my birthday and it was pretty much a preview for how the year was going to go. And now we’re here. And we have to figure out how to live every day in this world. For a … More A Fool’s Journey

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…

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

Yes, Virginia, there are stupid questions: “You’re a Librarian…?”

….so do you have the Dewey Decimal System memorized? Yes. I did nothing else in library school except memorize categories of books that aren’t used in half the libraries on earth. It wasn’t at all a total and complete waste of my time especially when I could be having discussions about how social oppression is … More Yes, Virginia, there are stupid questions: “You’re a Librarian…?”