Wanderings

Last weekend, my husband & I took a mini-break to Western Colorado. On the drive we started listening to the new podcast brainchild of Serial and This American Life: S-Town. While I am a huge fan of Season 1 of Serial, I have never listened Brian Reed, the host of S-Town (and This American Life). He … More Wanderings

A Rare Find

The majority of my blog posts have been female-centric, which is not the focus by any means! That being said, March is Women’s History Month and I have stumbled upon several interesting articles, movements, and discoveries related to women. The latest discovery happened in my hometown of Rochester, NY.  Growing up in a city where we took … More A Rare Find

Strong Women/Strong Readers, Part II

Today BookRiot published an article recommending 36 audiobooks read by women. There are so many titles that I want to check out. Kate Winslet narrating Matilda?! I put this one on hold immediately.  I can second several books that the author recommends: Where’d You Go Bernadette, Yes Please, Bossypants, Big Little Lies (currently a mini-series on … More Strong Women/Strong Readers, Part II

Democratization of Data

  I have had the opportunity to work with infographics while conducting market research, where I find them helpful to communicate to an audience that doesn’t always share my intense love for data. Data visualization tools make it easy to grab the viewers attention, while organizing multiple numbers, facts, and ideas.  A 2015 Lynda course on … More Democratization of Data

Strong Women/Strong Readers, Part I

Today is International Women’s Day when we celebrate strong women and the goal of gender equality.  I thought it would be fun (and appropriate) to share some book recommendations of a woman who plays strong characters on the screen (Hermoine! Belle!) and also is a committed feminist in “real” life (UN Ambassador!  HeForShe movement promoter!). … More Strong Women/Strong Readers, Part I

#LibrariesResist

Libraries are safe spaces, they serve communities made up of people with diverse backgrounds and needs.  Recently, the values of librarianship and many core American values have been threatened by the new presidential administration. I’m not a “political person,” which in my mind means that I am not particularly outspoken about government policies or our political … More #LibrariesResist

DPL Winning

I am probably biased as a (very!) regular user of the Denver Public Library (DPL), but I think that they do an amazing job connecting with users. A recent article in Library Journal highlights DPL’s use of Peer Navigators, a new program designed to help users navigate the complicated “social safety net.” As one of … More DPL Winning