Find Your Next Book: Readers’ Advisory on Tumblr

One night about a month ago, I was looking through my personal tumblr and the LPL’s tumblr looking for a booklist I knew I had seen and thought I had reblogged in one of the two places, but alas, I couldn’t find it. This is how the Find Your Next Book tumblr was born. I… Continue reading Find Your Next Book: Readers’ Advisory on Tumblr

Pop Culture and Teen Programming

The theme for the monthly discussion at Teen Services Underground is pop culture and teen programming. They posted a list of questions to get librarians talking about their experiences with pop culture and programming. Here are my answers! What does pop culture in teen programming mean to you? Pop culture that captures the zeitgeist of what… Continue reading Pop Culture and Teen Programming

Library Program: Where Things Come Back Scavenger Hunt

For Read Across Lawrence, our community-wide reading program, we’re doing a teen book for the first time. We selected one of my favorites, Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. When pitching the books to readers, I’ve been saying “it’s about a small town where a woodpecker thought to be extinct is sighted, and… Continue reading Library Program: Where Things Come Back Scavenger Hunt

Tips for Balancing Work + Life and Choosing Professional Commitments Wisely

It started slowly. When I made this crazy, life-changing decision to become a librarian, I dipped my toe in the waters of professional service by blogging for YALSA’s The Hub. I’ve written 36 posts for The Hub since October of 2012 and I’m still writing for them now. It’s been such a great way to… Continue reading Tips for Balancing Work + Life and Choosing Professional Commitments Wisely

Tips for Asking for Advice or Help from Professional Colleagues (or People You Know from the Internet)*

I like to help people. I will go out of my way to do a favor. I mean, I enjoy it. I enjoy blogging not only because it helps me document my own reading and library life, but also because I think it helps people. I’ve gotten so much knowledge and insight out of the librarian… Continue reading Tips for Asking for Advice or Help from Professional Colleagues (or People You Know from the Internet)*