I’ve found myself fascinated with memory. Whether it’s my own personal memories or stories others share based on what is remembered. Our lives, our histories (collective and personal), are the sum of our memories. I think that the topic of memory itself calls into question what is real and what is perceived reality and this […]
You’ll find some interesting reads each week at the BiblioTreka! Look for us at the Comfort Station, the Parlor, and at the Printer’s Ball on July 27th.
People are often shocked when I tell them that I used to work in a bike shop. But, it’s true: I worked at a bike shop for nearly two years and I learned a lot. I’ve realized recently that it was my bike shop experience that helped me get the Read/Write BiblioTreka up and running […]
Welcome to Spring in Chicago (finally!). It’s been a very long, cold winter here in the Windy City and I can say with certainty that I am ready to enjoy some sunshine and productivity that does not include holing up in my apartment and applying to things. I’m excited to get out on the Read/Write […]
I have taken a break from blogging, school work, and the tedious “adult” tasks of life for a minute. Surely, we all need to breathe now and then. My adventures have led me many places this month and while I try to keep my blog about my endeavors in librarianship I can’t help but feel […]
In the Library with a Lead Pipe recently posted a great piece on the benefits of offering up librarian skillz to communities and organizations who need it. Please check it out, it is truly inspiring. The librarian I work with at the Q Center and I talk a little about our experience, too!
Ok, so there are moments in grad school when all you want to do is throw your computer out the window and go dance it out with my arms flailing above my head. At least, that happens to me. Lately I’ve been finding some really good calm among the chaos in my life through a […]
This talk really gets at the core of introversion and I love that she tells us to go into the woods. I might do that, soon. I’d LOVE to go into the woods and build a cabin treehouse where I could spend my days being as creative as I want. Lately, it’s been being an […]
I have to say that I was happy to see 2011 and my fall semester come to a close. I couldn’t have had a better New Year’s Eve – I spontaneously took the train to Seattle and spent time with an old friend and made some new ones along the way. I have realized that […]
Above photo is from the NYPL image collection; I just love it and how it applies so well to my own August. Recreation. A hound dog. Well school ended for me last week as I submitted my last assignments and posts to discussion boards, but Summer has been in full-swing for a while now. August […]