Save IMLS because libraries are essential

If you didn't hear that Trump is planning on cutting funds to SO MANY ESSENTIAL programs, then here you go. Also, some of these essential programs include the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an important source of funding for libraries and museums in the U.S. I want to talk a little bit about IMLS … Continue reading Save IMLS because libraries are essential

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I still like D&D at my library

...in case you were wondering. But seriously, I thought I would update my library Dungeons & Dragons life for you all so you know how it's going. Also, I got a message from someone on Goodreads - hello new friend! - who asked me about my experiences. She was just asking for some general tips … Continue reading I still like D&D at my library

I ate a bug and other adventures in library services for teens

If I wrote a book about being a teen librarian the above would probably be the title. Librarianship makes for great titles. If I were to be writing about the reference desk I could title books things like No, You Can't Have That Loose Cat in the Library or I Can't Tell if You're Joking … Continue reading I ate a bug and other adventures in library services for teens

Libraries are oppressive?

I was browsing my Feedly feed Tuesday - while simultaneously blowing my nose about a million times and realizing I should have stayed home with this killer cold - when this headline from BeerBrarian popped up, "Yes, Libraries are Oppressive. So what now?" , I had one of those record scratching, pumping the brakes, "Whaaa??!?!" moments, and … Continue reading Libraries are oppressive?