Project: Improving Access and Representation in Our Media Collection

Over the past several months, the catalogers and I have been working on a large relabeling project in our DVD collection. Previously, DVD feature films were processed with a genre label at the top of the spine and an alpha sticker at the bottom, based on the first letter of the first word of the … Continue reading Project: Improving Access and Representation in Our Media Collection

My Go-to Library Tweets

About eight years ago, I was asked to help run my library's Twitter account. We didn't have designated marketing staff, we were just starting to build our presence on social media, and I had no idea where to start. Thankfully I was working with a brilliant fellow librarian turned marketing guru who taught me a … Continue reading My Go-to Library Tweets

Taking Action: Collections Diversity & Inclusion

My library's leadership team has been talking a lot about equity, diversity and inclusion. With these discussions, I've made it one of my goals this year to lead a closer look at the library's collection to see how well we are meeting the needs and interests of our patrons at the same time as reflecting … Continue reading Taking Action: Collections Diversity & Inclusion

5 YA Books on My Holds List

Getting to order for the library's teen collection means I get an early heads up on new releases. It also means my holds list is constantly growing, as I can't help but get in line for the titles that catch my attention. Here's what I'm looking forward to reading in the next few months: Black … Continue reading 5 YA Books on My Holds List

New Year, New Website

I'm starting 2019 with a fresh new blog and website, and I'm excited to get back in to sharing about my library life! I've migrated all my old content, and I'm hoping to share more about my adventures in Cataloging and Collection Development and all my other side gigs. But first, I thought I'd take … Continue reading New Year, New Website

5 years ago yesterday to 2 years ago today

Every so often I tend to reflect on my library journey on this blog -- especially when I'm making a big change or recognizing a work anniversary. Yesterday marked five years since I began as Director of the Oskaloosa Public Library, and today marked two years since I left that position to move back to … Continue reading 5 years ago yesterday to 2 years ago today