1033 Blogging about Libraries, Librarians, Books and ReadersHere is a collection of my blog entries that concern libraries, librarians, and books/literature. Sometimes I wander and wonder, but I eventually get to the point. I will add more as I come across them.
How many Lutherans?
Banned Books Week
Anti-Bush books at UAPL
Time to think about privatization?
Librarians and nurses
WSJ includes 2 articles on libraries and I comment
What's on the library shelves
Women's Building at the Chicago Columbian Exposition, 1893
Cybils award for children's literature
Damage from photocopying
Oregon Illinois Public Library
Department of Athletics donates to library renovation
Social Capital in Librarianship
Samuel Hodesson and the Vet Library
Gay Book Burners
Dude! What have you done with my library?
Walt and Meredith Survey Librarian Bloggers
1991 White House Conference on Library and Information Science
Dear Donna Sapolin [inquire at your local library]
Acknowledgements to librarians
If there were no ALA
Libraries aren't for everyone
Biased Book Reviewers
When work is no fun--Andy Geiger
Viruses in the library
The Real Nancy Drew Author
William T. Coggeshall and Abraham Lincoln
Librarians, Left and Right
What do librarians do?
Why I became a Librarian
Who has more fun than a librarian?
Myths about librarians
Top library job goes to non-librarian
The Librarian's Job--a poem
What is your librarian buying?
My Life imitates the Internet
Digging deep, piling high
Librarians wonder about this
Mt. Morris Public Library
How to Run a Bookclub
Two librarians recall childhoods with books
Ag Econ Bibliographer
Stop Setting Goals
How to donate books to your library
Are you prepared for retirement?
Tribute to a Mentor
If I were the library director
Librarians as babysitters
My bio: I began my library career in high school working at the Mt. Morris, Illinois Public Library, continued at Manchester College and the University of Illinois as an undergrad student employee. Sometimes tragedy points you in the right direction, and after the deaths of my two oldest children I returned to graduate school and got an MLS from the University of Illinois and worked in Slavic Studies there. I worked briefly as a Slavic cataloger at Ohio State University and then stopped working to raise my children.
I returned to professional work in the late 1970s with part time and temporary contracts in a variety of subject fields at The Ohio State University Libraries including agriculture, user education and Latin American Studies. This allowed me always to be home when my children were there. In 1986 I settled into a wonderful tenure track position in the Veterinary Medicine Library, retiring as Associate Professor in 2000. My career included publishing, attending professional meetings, teaching, lots of one-on-one contact with the patrons and students and planning a new library which opened after I retired. For the last 11 years I've been the "staff" for my architect husband of 45 years. One of his designs will be appearing in a book later this year (2005).
My motto is you can have it all--but not all at the same time. I loved being a full-time, stay-at-home Mom, I loved being an academic librarian, and I really, really love being retired with time to write and paint and read and, of course, take naps.