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June 2012 Archives

Summer of Sarah

It is nearly July, and a few people have asked me if I have been busy so far this summer. The answer is yes, provided that vacationing qualifies as being busy. May was busy with volunteering and taking the Corporate...

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?: Using Social Media in the Professional World

The title of this post is pretentious and misleading. I’m sure I’m breaking a cardinal rule of blogging by using a title that’s pretentious and misleading. But please bear with me anyway as, rather than producing the manifesto my title...

The Library as a Cool Space

If you've been in Boston the past two days, you know that we have issued in summer with a bang. Record-setting temperatures of the high 90s (with the humidity making it feel like the low 100s) have made people seek...

The Library's Changing Role in the Community

I have many career ambitions for my library degree, and to be honest, working in a small, public library is not one of them, but since the opportunity presented itself, here I am. I suddenly find myself at the circulation...

Online Classes

Now that it's the end of June, my classes are certainly keeping me busy. I have just a week and a half left of my history course on Race and Media, and I'm in the full swing of my online...

Corporate Librarianship: Selling Out or Buying In?

Goodness gracious was that one-week “Corporate Libraries” course a blur. In five days I had to do two short papers and two group presentations, so there was no time for “I’ll do this later.” Maybe that was a sneaky introduction...

Week 1 at my Summer Internship with the Smithsonian NMAI!

So concludes my first week at the Cultural Resources Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian! I’ll make sure to take some pictures that I can post next week. I have my own little cubicle in the...

Bringing Back the Music

One of the things I’ve struggled the most with since moving to Boston is the fact that, for the first time in my life, musical instruments haven’t been immediately accessible to me. Wherever I’ve lived up until now, I’ve...

The Juggle

Reflecting on Katie’s post, regarding time flying in undergrad and grad school, I attended my daughter’s college graduation this past weekend! If you are a recent undergrad, I am indeed old enough to be your mother…but even if you are...

Library School Changes the Brain

I recently returned from a trip to see my parents, who have just moved continents and countries from India to the Netherlands. When I arrived, they had just received their shipment of possessions from India, and were still in the...

Archiving Hate

Just a word of warning - this post is not going to be very cheery. As I wrote a few weeks ago, my current History class is on Race & Media. We've talked a lot about the subject of lynching...