ALA slides!

librarian health

I’m presenting with Lydia Collins and Christian Minter this coming Monday, June 29 from 1:00-2:30pm in 131 (N) at the Moscone Convention Center. Carrie Banks will be announcing ASCLA’s new Consumer Health Group at the conclusion. Really proud of this one.Public Libraries as Health Literacy First Responders Hope to see you there. Please tell your … [Read more…]

Chicago was fun.

I’ve been feeling ambivalent about the Internet lately, and about the pressure I feel to maintain a presence on it. This post has been a long time coming because I feel like I have to acknowledge that this trip was rad because of the Internet, and I want to document how these tools enriched my … [Read more…]

My first ALA panel!

I’m so excited to announce that ALA’s Conference Programming Coordinating Team has agreed to sponsor a panel I proposed for the Annual Meeting. I’ve been really freaked out about this whole anti-vaccination movement for a few years now (sooo glad I don’t live in Oregon anymore, whoa) and what’s really struck me is that this … [Read more…]

MARAC this week!

My awesome boss is letting me take the day off on Friday to present a paper at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Baltimore. I’m presenting in the student panel, Session 8, which is sadly during the same time as the new professionals panel. So I’ll be on sometime between 1:45-3:15. Before that, I will be … [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…]