2021 Awards Eligibility

Despite a wild, exhausting year, I watched two, fabulous stories sail into the world. They’re award eligible, and quite fun reads. Enjoy! “Bandit, Reaper, Yours” (flash)April 2021. Baffling Magazine. 1200 words. This piece asks whether more is owed to one’s bloody, lucrative trade—or one’s heart. fanfic-esque tags: 💋 adversaries to lovers🗡️ we betrayed each other,Continue reading “2021 Awards Eligibility”

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”