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The problem with blogs is for them to be relevant, they need to be kept up-to-date.  Well, it’s been over a year since my last post. 250 more words


Welcome to the Librarian Parlor!

The Librarian Parlor (aka LibParlor or #libparlor) is a space for conversing, sharing expertise, and asking questions about the process of developing, pursuing, and publishing library research. 497 more words


Censorship in libraries

R. David Lankes, a librarian I respect a lot posted a blog entry today about libraries and what’s happening in Charlottesville, VA. The blog post talks about what libraries can do when terrible things are happening in their communities, and it really solidifies in my mind something that I’ve been grappling with for a little while now. 329 more words


An anxious librarian (in training)

I am going to really struggle to write this post. I am going to really struggle to continue to write posts for this blog. I am going to try really hard to produce regular content for this blog, and not let it fizzle out like every other blog I have created since blogs became a thing and I thought to myself, “If I’m going to continue thinking of myself as a writer, I’m going to have to maintain a blog, as that seems to be what’s happening now.” That was about eight years ago and the only blog I have maintained since is the one I use as a mental health outlet on Tumblr (and no, you cannot have the URL). 921 more words


Mid-year musings, at 40,000 ft.

Serious, unexpected illness called me back to Brisbane over June/July to nurse, to keep house, and to care for my daughter’s 2 babies.  There was seldom an opportunity to stop and think.   1,059 more words


A new strategic vision for Queensland public libraries

My University of Southern Queensland colleague Kate Davis and I have won the tender to review the strategic vision for public libraries in Queensland, Australia. 43 more words


Thanking those who were the soul of this Carnegie Library

A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement. 157 more words

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