Show Me The Awesome: Stop Calling It Self-Promotion

Artwork by John LeMasney, lemasney.com It’s almost impossible for me to think of three librarians I admire and learn from more than Liz Burns, Kelly Jensen, and Sophie Brookover. They have acted as sounding boards, cheering squads, hand-holders, and inspirations for me in all aspects of my professional life. So, it was no surprise to me…

In Memoriam: Richard Azar

“The best part of Kentucky Fried Chicken is the mashed potatoes and gravy.  And the best part of the mashed potatoes and gravy is, of course, the spork.” I explain this to Richard, my boss at the library, with great relish.  He peers at me through his dirty glasses with a look I know all too well.…

Game Shoes

“Sympathizers are spectators; empathizers wear game shoes.” -John Eyberg I have been so lucky in my professional life.  From the tight band of women who were my grad school friends and are now librarians and archivists all over the US to the friends and connections I made through my work in YALSA to the people…