Category Archives: The World We Live In

No Comfort Zone

Where did I ever come up with the idea that there might just be a day at my job where I was comfortable? It is never going to happen. Almost four years ago, we moved to the DC area. A … Continue reading

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Back to RSS

This very busy Fall semester, I barely keep up reading my daily email alerts from ASEE First Bell, Inside Higher Ed, Wired Campus  and Scholarly Kitchen.  I become increasingly anxious every day as I scan the headlines – the death … Continue reading

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44 hour road trip

A friend dies unexpectedly, and so this road trip is undertaken; harder than expected in many ways, but doable – necessary, messy and complicated – like life. I love my husband and my sons and through them I am deeply … Continue reading

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Look for heroes @Libraries this April!

Thank you! , Michael Edson – Director, Web and New Media Strategy with the Smithsonian Institution – for reminding me of something I read long ago and need to remember everyday. Our library users are heroes on their own epic … Continue reading

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Hopeful New Year ?!

Another hard year has come and gone. Let’s just let 2011 die. I hate to feel this way. When I had a chance to read this small part of the longer In Memoriam  by Lord Alfred Tennyson I was comforted … Continue reading

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Rolling?

I have to laugh! My dad used to tell me to “roll with the punches.” Now, every morning, I am greeted by this sign as I exit my train platform to walk to my Metro platform. It’s a good sentiment … Continue reading

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Magnitude

How do you measure – life, job, relationship? Do you measure by happiness, by satisfaction, by goodness? I’ve blogged about this before, maybe too often? [F2F Inspiration, N+1 or N-1, By the Numbers,  Embracing Complexity] I have a new, scary, … Continue reading

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Thinking Time & Space

Give the man his thinking space. Late August, and people must be talking about the President’s vacation. I was lucky enough to have a vacation this summer – first one in two years – and I feel better. Rested and … Continue reading

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“…a library of questions”

http://www.mpsinsights.com/our-insights/paper-is-dead-or-long-live-paper/ Life is complex. Do I really need to say that? Yes, because this is the age of “sound bites” and complexity does not fit well into a sound bite. The book is dead…makes for a good sound bite. The … Continue reading

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It was a hard conference…ACRL2011

The Association of College & Research Libraries – ACRL 2011 conference was held in Philadelphia, PA March 30- April 2. I attended most sessions with my on-the-cusp Library Administrator hat. There was not much smiling, much less guffawing, in the … Continue reading

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