Geeked Librarian

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I got a job!

In case the last post didn’t give it away… I’m now the Youth Services Librarian at Western Allegheny Community Library. Happy dance!

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No, the ALSA hasn’t defrauded us all

I’ve been seeing claims of ALS fraud for a bit, from various websites. (a nonprofit evaluation site) shows that 72.4% goes to “programs” which, according to the ALSA’s 2013 finanicial statement, include research...

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Maker Camp, Part 1

Summer came, and I started scrambling. Summer Reading Program! Final semester! Finishing my internship! ALA Annual! Maker Camp!  Now, summer is over (or nearly – kids started back to school today in a lot...


The Value of Mentorships

There’s been a lot of discussion about mentors and mentoring programs around ALA lately, or at least I’ve picked up on more recently. As I’m about to graduate (pending the last few assignments), I’ve... 0

The Thor Uproar

I’ve been trying to figure out how best to approach this topic. Much ink, tears, and maybe blood has been spilled on the topic of Marvel’s character updates this week. Some has been helpful...

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At the Gates, Without the Password

“You’re really well prepared. Most resumes for new MLIS grads need padding – yours is full of really great stuff.” That was really nice to hear during the ALA resume review service two weeks...

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ALA Annual – Quick Sum Up

I started writing this post  Saturday of the ALA Annual Conference, and I found myself once again in the Networking Uncommons. It’s a great spot, right in the middle of everything, and I was only filling ...

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Potions and Smoke

Game of Thrones sort of kind of spoiler alert (for a reference to dialogue only – no plot points). A couple things happened this week in both TV and the real world that got...

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Mama Said…

We’ve all had those days. The ones that start hard, go slowly, and end on a bad note. The kind of days that make us want to curl up with a glass of wine...