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house management.

Today is my last day as a House Manager with the College of the Arts. I spent two years working with an amazing group of people, and learned a lot about what customer service really is. 419 more words

Life & Happiness


A few weeks ago I posted about all my Free Reads but didn’t get much interest in them. Why? I’ve always been told that you have to have free stuff to give to your followers. 251 more words

Freya Pickard

How do YOU save the users time?

Have you heard of LibrariesInLife? I am not quite sure what to name it, but OCLC Next recently did a bang up job of proposing a way using Twitter to get conversations going about how you and I save our users time. 167 more words


Taste of a decade: 1880s restaurants

In the 1880s a wider range of foods became available to people living in cities, allowing restaurant menus to became more varied. Cold storage warehouses and refrigerated rail cars brought cheaper Chicago beef and out-of-season produce. 684 more words


spring break slumps

Working with children and teens provides a delightfully bumpy ride on a delightfully rickety roller coaster (Chicagoans, think the American Eagle on a really, really windy day also during an earthquake). 947 more words

Teen Librarian

Thanks for Your Support

For over ten years now we have been making these quirky wonderful solar torches. Well, they first started out as regular torches that burn lamp oil. 383 more words


How about we come back with a little humor?

We could sit for hours over coffee and talk about all the hilarious encounters which happen at the library. 176 more words