don’t bike westbound on Wilson Boulevard!


Two posts in one night is a little much, but I need to recap my terrible wreck before I post about my awesome bike tour this weekend. About a week after my birthday, I had a tremendously upsetting bike accident of the kind I only wish on seriously evil people. It turns out that Arlington … [Read more…]

you might be dating a librarian


if your girlfriend goads you into reorganizing your dresser according to this schema and she has never worked at Victoria’s Secret pro tip for all you mark-ass loons: this is how you organize some #shirts — Aaron (@Malgs) May 4, 2014

you know you’re a librarian when…

I stumbled on the May 2013 Elle profile of Kim Gordon via Jezebel’s post about Thurston accusing them of “gender facism” (LOLOL). Here’s what stood out to me: “We have all these books, records, and art and are getting it all assessed; that’s what is taking so long,” [Gordon] says after ordering a glass of … [Read more…]

ARTICLE – “The Ministry of Presence”

Customs & Border Protection chaplains.

Last summer I spent a few months writing for U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s internal magazine, Frontline. I wrote my first ever long-form feature about the agency’s robust chaplaincy program. My parents have been bugging me about posting this, so here it is (PDF, 4 pages). You can view the rest of the November 2013 issue by … [Read more…]

upcoming presentation – 1/31 at Catholic University

On January 31st, Dave Shumaker and I will be giving a talk on MOOCs and academic libraries at the annual CUA Library and Information Science Symposium.  Our abstract: At its core, embedded librarianship means superseding the traditional, standalone, transactional model of library service with information and knowledge services that are integrated into the curriculum and founded on … [Read more…]


I went to my first Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting this week. I enjoyed the Library and Information Science committee meeting (like the SLA tranlib listserv, but in real life!). I was sad to learn that I could not join the transportation librarianship TRB committee until I finish my MLS, but evidently I can join … [Read more…]

winter break recap

I had an awesome weekend to finish off my almost one-month “staycation,” a.k.a. winter break. Classes start Monday. I am looking forward to learning about digital humanities and thesaurus construction this term! Had a great time catching up with my friends and got to the movies for the first time in awhile: saw Frozen with … [Read more…]