personal branding is good design

During this month, the New Members Round Table listserv has had an online discussion about personal/professional branding. The discussion was generated around Personal Branding for Librarians by Karen G. Schneider for American Libraries. Schneider says that librarians have long been “notoriously preoccupied” with our image, to one another and to the public. The post…

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ink from paper to flesh

As an artist and librarian, I’m fascinated by tattoo culture. As a librarian and bibliophile, I am curious to see how books have transformed lives. To ink a quote or illustration on your flesh is true passion. It means the act of reading was not this is a great story but…

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bookmobile

April 11 was National Bookmobile Day. Yes, really. I feel I’d take the opportunity to express my lifelong dream of having a bookmobile. Or biblio-donkey. Or biblio-camel, as I discovered via ALA’s Pinterest. It is such a simple reward of providing reading material to those geographically removed from libraries or physically…

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collision spaces

On a faculty survey I distributed in October 2011, I asked about library space. Individual workspace was far more important, they reported to me, than group space. As they are mostly visual artists and performers, I wasn’t entirely surprised. But, I wondered, are they being their most creative sitting alone…

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