archiving legacy academic work in an institutional repository

In early April, I was lucky enough to be invited to give a talk to the UW Retirement Association, which runs a really great continuing education program. Paul Hedges of the Wisconsin Historical Society extended the invitation and it ended up working out really well – he focused on an overview of best practices for preserving… Continue reading archiving legacy academic work in an institutional repository

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my job hunt: interview! [pt. 4]

This is the fourth post of a multi-part series where I talk about my job hunt. Read part one (prepping through library school jobs and classes), part two (library school extras), and part three (cover letter & resume/CV). So we’ve made it this far. The interview! The scary part. Let me share some snippets of my… Continue reading my job hunt: interview! [pt. 4]

ACRL 2015

I loved ACRL 2013 in Indianapolis and it seems a little crazy that ACRL 2015 in Portland, Oregon, has already come and gone! Let me ramble through my conference experience, per usual. On Wednesday I attended the data management preconference offered by several data management librarians I’ve enjoyed interacting with on Twitter for a while now.… Continue reading ACRL 2015

recent presentations

I am zooming headlong into the fog of library conference season. I’m doubtful that I’ll be anything but on autopilot for the next month and a half, starting this month for ACRL and ending with the LYRASIS eGathering in May. With this in mind I thought I’d share some of the recent talks I’ve given… Continue reading recent presentations

project life CT: february

If there was any doubt that I am a cat lady, the layouts that I submitted for February’s Project Life creative team roundup should clear it up. I opted to create two of my layouts featuring Francine and Magnus, though my trip to Washington DC for OpenCon was ultimately featured by Becky. I will admit… Continue reading project life CT: february

my job hunt: cover letter & resume / CV [pt. 3]

This is the third post of a multi-part series where I talk about my job hunt. Read part one (prepping through library school jobs and classes) or part two (library school extras). Giving advice about application materials like cover letters and resumes is tricky business because there’s such a wide variety of valid opinions out there, and… Continue reading my job hunt: cover letter & resume / CV [pt. 3]

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]

spring 2015 presentations

This spring will be absolutely bananas – and one major contributor to that is my presentation schedule. I’m actually relieved because this is the environment in which I thrive. Give me everything to do and I’ll make it work; anything less and I just get ancy. The next few months will bring a fun mix… Continue reading spring 2015 presentations

project life CT: january

I didn’t officially announce it yet, but I was selected as a member of the 2015 Project Life Creative Team! It’s definitely an honor. I love this system. I love printing my photos. I love the simplicity. I was happy to be able to share a few bits and pieces about my process in my… Continue reading project life CT: january