Lately I’ve been feeling a creeping sense of blogger’s guilt; I haven’t been posting here as often as I’d like. I’ve been reading and socializing and trying to keep my many lists from lengthening… it’s all been a blur, so much so that I can’t quite believe it’s February already. I’m still wading into my… Continue reading Spring Semester So Far
While I’ve been fairly MIA on this blog for the past few weeks, I will indeed be back soon. I’ve been bogged down by a rapid increase in homework, conference proposal deadlines, summer plan-making, and fluctuations in my personal life that are keeping me on my toes. This is just a quick post to say… Continue reading First HackLibSchool Post!
Earlier this week I received the super crazy thrilling news that I’ve been selected as one of the newest contributing writers on the stellar library student blog HackLibSchool! The introductory post just went up today and I couldn’t be more pleased to be part of such a dynamic group of future librarians! I can already… Continue reading Say Hello to a New HackLibSchool Contributing Writer
It feels as though it has been ages since I wrote about how things are going with the reorganization of the local Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center library. Life got a little hectic toward the end of the fall semester, so Courtney and I hadn’t gotten to the TMBCC as often as we’d hoped to. I… Continue reading Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, revisited
My father sells paint, finishes and chemical coatings to businesses in southwestern Wisconsin. For a few years when I was small, I accompanied him on his travels each Take Your Daughter to Work Day. However, by the time I was around age 9 or 10, it was my younger sister’s turn to ride in the… Continue reading Take Your Daughter to Work Day, circa 1999(ish)
As of yesterday, I am finished with the academic portion of my first semester of graduate school. 1/6 down, 5/6 of my graduate education to go! I feel accomplished yet bewildered that the semester was so quick. The months have been flying by–December already? I still can’t quite believe that I will be heading back to… Continue reading First Semester of Library School: Conquered!
On Friday, November 4th, I had the pleasure of attending the fall 2011 meeting of INDIGO, a statewide special interest group for librarians or specialists who regularly deal with gov docs. The meeting was held in Indy at IUPUI’s University Library. University Library, IUPUI I was able to catch a ride with Andrea, a cataloger… Continue reading Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO) Fall 2011 Meeting
First of all, I’m making some changes with the look of Not So Stern Librarian. Don’t be surprised to see it changing over the next few weeks. I’m tweaking the CSS in my spare time; sorry if it’s annoying! Some random, library-related tidbits that have been on my mind: I registered for my spring 2012… Continue reading Odds & Ends
Let me begin by saying that I have an awesome sister. Her name is Whitney, she’s 18, and she is currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin. About a month ago I received a text from her that said something along the lines of, hey, thinking of you, I’m about to go to a… Continue reading On Shamelessly Using my Sister for Insight on Freshmen & Library Instruction
Lately I have been rushing. Admittedly, it’s a tendency of mine to attack rather than hang back, but it has been extreme lately. Lists blossom daily, springing forth from other lists… email this person, explore this volunteer/scholarship/conference possibility, complete this assignment, attend this workshop… it goes on and on. And before you think I’m going… Continue reading Type-A Library Student Syndrome