Libraries- an essential third place?

I recently posted a Rebuttal to Dewey Decimal Jokes, highlighting some articles that dispute the idea that books/libraries are becoming obsolete.  A recent article published by The Brookings Institution (a nonprofit public policy group), “How public libraries help build health communities,” goes even further and describes libraries as essential community meeting places. Third places are meeting … More Libraries- an essential third place?

Get Involved

A few years after receiving my MILS, I am still looking for the ideal position. Maybe the “perfect position” doesn’t exist but I am determined to work in a library or as an advocate for library issues. Until that happens I am doing my best to stay informed and active by writing (one of the … More Get Involved


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