From 2006 through 2011, I wrote a blog for North Suburban Library System, the now-defunct consortium which included the library I worked for. I wrote about books, authors, libraries in general and my own, and topics relevant to that period of time. Looking back over the posts is nostalgic. It’s like a time capsule.… Read More Throwback Post: June 2006 – Lost in Digitization
And so she disappears for two months, then returns with a photo that looks mighty ominous… No connection. I just liked it. I got a job. A job a job a job! At last, after eight months’ spent sending out resumes to dozens and dozens of potential employers. All those interviews. What a nightmare. But… Read More
Forgive me for this librarian nervous breakdown moment, but I'm getting a little annoyed by the debate of book vs. ebook. Does that issue bug me? Heck, yeah! But all that's idle chatter next to the really big problem: information storage and retrieval. Most of the arguments against electronic books center on the loss of… Read More A neurotic librarian moment. Please indulge me.
The first Friday of every month is Alice’s book group meeting day at the library. Alice is one of our kindly children’s librarians, and the book group she runs has been in existence for longer that she’s actually worked at the library. I don’t know who ran it before her, but I do know these… Read More Alice’s Book Group, the Spine Crackers (that one cracks me up)(literally)
WOW! Do I ever have exciting work-related news to tell, but I can’t tell just yet. Not until the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed. Not ’til the cows have come home and the barn door is closed But it won’t be long. No, it won’t be long… Oh, but if it doesn’t transpire!… Read More Stranger, in Dubious Company
I didn’t realize I had so much home-grown in me before. I saw traces of it pop up occasionally, most notably when I’m able to flawlessly imitate the southern accent (no, don’t ask me to do it, inspiration must strike me first). The fact is, I’m starting to gravitate a little toward Appalachia. Not literally… Read More Bluestalking Reader: The Folksy, Home-spun Side
I haven’t mentioned lately that I have a really great (day) job for a book lover. I think it’s time to rectify that. I had the pleasure of hosting Edgar Award-winning author Theresa Schwegel at the library last evening. Theresa came for a reading, book signing and Q & A. She’s making a lot of… Read More Edgar Award Winning Author Theresa Schwegel