Archive for the 'not so deep thoughts' Category

5 things make a post-Convergence update post

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

  1. New Verity Episode! Episode 46: Communication Breakdown is live. 2. Work is quiet, in the sense that I’m mostly working on things like annual reports and tenure portfolio reviews, that I can poke at slowly over time well before the deadlines. We are planning Digital POWRR workshops in the fall (I will be […]

2013: A year in review

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

2013 was an interesting year, full of beginnings and endings. Michael and I were discussing it (as you do), and I felt like I hadn’t accomplished anything this year. So we started listing the things that we did this year, because they should count! 1. I got tenure. This is a BIG BIG DEAL, as it […]

I watched Star Trek: The Motion Picture for the first time

Friday, December 27th, 2013

…and live tweeted it. It’s here. You’re welcome.

Librarianing makes a post :-)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

I went to the ANADPII conference in Barcelona late last month, followed immediately by Chicago TARDIS, hence my radio silence over here. Jet lag is definitely a thing. So was food poisoning, which I acquired on the flight home from Barcelona. UGH. I’m better now, thanks. Anyway, I’m beginning to do my writeup of my […]

Why I Don’t Write Fiction (right now)

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

“So, when are you going to write your novel/short story?” I get this question more often than you might think, especially lately.  I’m an editor. The assumption is that I really must love fiction, short and long, to be doing this editing thing. (Trust me, it’s not particularly lucrative.) I’m indeed taking a break from […]

5 Things Make a Post on a Wednesday

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

1. Christopher de Hamel is coming to campus today! He’ll be in Special Collections later this afternoon before his talk at 5 pm. I’m still rather excited. 2. Spain prep continues apace. This conference is going to be amazing. 3. Just ordered this Karen Hanmer piece for our collections. Teach all the binding methods! I’m […]

5 Things make a Monday Post

Monday, October 21st, 2013

1. This week will be busy on campus, as it’s Open Access Week, and the NIU Library is hosting a TON of programming.  I’m doing the “crash course” lunchtime brown-bag sessions. You should come!  (No, seriously. Come to this. It’s important!). 2. Goal #2 this week is to get Caitlin her Halloween costume. We’re hoping […]

SQUEE!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

  THIS EXISTS AND IS ON ITS WAY TO ME AT LONG LAST!!!!

5 Things make a post

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

So, 5 things. 1. I seem to be going through a post-tenure burnout/depression period.  Yes, it’s a thing. A thing that I am currently experiencing. My particular manifestation is keeping me from taking as much pleasure in successes as I would like, or not trusting them, and not really knowing what happens next.  The tenure […]

Post-tenure Updates!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

So, I’ve been tenured for a couple of weeks now. Here’s what I’ve been up to: 1. We bought a new car! It’s a 2013 Mazda 5. Our 1999 Saturn has been on its last legs for quite some time, up to and including making a bit of a death rattle on the way to […]