my job hunt: library school prep [pt. 1]

January 2015 marked one year since I interviewed for my  job at UW. I realize now that I really haven’t ever talked about my job hunt experience beyond what I wrote on Hack Library School (general overview about process + phone interview tips). When I was a library student I read a post by Robin Camille about her… Continue reading my job hunt: library school prep [pt. 1]

Kinsey Institute Book Sale

My love of book sales has crept onto this blog not one but two times now–and this post makes it three. Now that I’m working at the Kinsey, going to its book sale is especially fun. Naturally I came home with plenty of treasures: two bagfuls of books for $12.75! I mostly left with pulp… Continue reading Kinsey Institute Book Sale

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Indianapolis Art Museum Library & Archive

Reading room at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Last Friday I attended an Indiana Special Libraries Association event held at the Indianapolis Art Museum. The event consisted of a tour of the IMA library and archives followed by a meeting with SLA president Brent Mai. Unfortunately, since the meeting was already 45 minutes behind schedule by the time it was set to begin I… Continue reading Indianapolis Art Museum Library & Archive

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Either Hello Spring or Hello Frenzy of Constant Activity. You Pick.

Hello blog friends! It’s been awhile. These days I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging–though, if you haven’t seen it already, I did co-write a post on digital humanities courses with Barbarajean Majewski at HackLibSchool recently. Beyond that, I’ve been steadily attacking the growing pile of work that’s in front of me. With only FIVE weeks… Continue reading Either Hello Spring or Hello Frenzy of Constant Activity. You Pick.

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, revisited

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

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center: Week 1

I am writing this post to mark some exciting news: Courtney and I have undertaken a brand new volunteer project! Drumroll, please…  We will be evaluating and organizing materials found within Bloomington’s Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center library! When I first met Courtney, she mentioned the fact that she was hoping to volunteer to help organize… Continue reading Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center: Week 1

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So it Goes (at the Lilly)

Working at the Lilly Library provides a different experience each day. From my vantage point of the front desk, I observe the amount of activity in the gallery ebb and flow. Staff swap out exhibits, carrying large glass cases back and forth. Patrons’ rubber-soled shoes squeak on the wood floor as they peer into cases.… Continue reading So it Goes (at the Lilly)