In a recent opinion piece, Rick Anderson suggests a growing conflict between two schools of thought concerning the fundamental mission of libraries and how librarians reflect those philosophies: “soldiers” vs. “revolutionaries”. Solders are focused on local needs and are primarily driven by the goals of their institution. Revolutionaries think more globally and are focused on how… Read More Am I too Small-Minded?: Local vs. Global Missions
I’ve long maintained that my least favorite part of being a librarian is shifting. It’s a lot of work for only a slight payoff. Need to fit more books in this area? Move every book in the library to make room. It’s like a much bigger, much simpler sliding puzzle (which I also don’t like).… Read More Shifting: I Hate It
First post and I feel good. In this personal blog, expect thoughts and musings on all aspects of librarianship from the small academic library experience. It’s an exciting profession and there’s a lot to learn and share!