I Stand With Alexander

Exactly one week ago, a black Columbia University student was violently attacked by campus Public Safety officers on the first floor of Barnard College’s newly created Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning. Floors 1-5 constitute Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS), and Barnard Library is where I’ve had the privilege of working since lastContinue reading “I Stand With Alexander”

#libleadgender 5/17 chat @8pm!

Hey friends! I’m moderating a #libleadgender chat tonight @ 8pm EST/ 5pm PST. Our topic for discussion is on early career librarianship, navigating leadership challenges, assessing risk, and sharing resources on leadership growth/development. Note: I say “early career librarianship” to identify those of us who currently identify as such and those who’ve already been through it! So this chat isContinue reading “#libleadgender 5/17 chat @8pm!”

On Narrative as Self Care

Fall in your ways, so you can crumble. Grief is a hard-wrought thing; it’s always churning around, tugging at emotions already teetering on your inner precipice. And even amidst wonderful things, it has power. I lost my Dad last year, right before Thanksgiving. Of course, this was on the heels of barreling forward into a world fullContinue reading “On Narrative as Self Care”

Technology, Prestige, and Privilege

While browsing through the latest edtech news, I came across an interesting article: Why Audrey Watters Thinks Tech Is a Trojan Horse Set to ‘Dismantle’ the Academy. I can’t vouch for the entire piece (because I haven’t listened to the full podcast), but the transcribed portion features some #TeaTime talk that was too real notContinue reading “Technology, Prestige, and Privilege”

Tech in the Library: Instruction Methods, Challenges, and Outcomes

This semester I taught four separate sessions on the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms — two aimed at developing skills and two aimed at brainstorming project ideas. I’ll touch on the two that were the most challenging to devise: Raspberry Pi Basics | Python and Pi and Arduino Basics | Sensors and Servos. This isn’tContinue reading “Tech in the Library: Instruction Methods, Challenges, and Outcomes”