june 13, 2019

“Believe in yourself even when no one else will.” ~ Sasquatch      The plan for this week was originally to attend a large meeting of IFLA officers in Den Haag The Netherlands. Last week I got notice that friend Marietta Watts would be retiring (for good this time – she’s tried twice before but got dragged back) this week, so I sent my regrets that I couldn’t attend. Well,

may 25, 2019

“Accept what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” ~ Unknown     I mentioned last week that Danielle won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance. Earlier in the month, one of her students, Johanna Ball, won the libraries’ awesome student award (it’s not really called the awesome award, but since I can’t remember the exact title right now, I’m going with awesome). Danielle and

may 16, 2019

“There is no greater wealth in this world than the peace of mind.” ~ Unknown     Tonight was the Library’s Spring Gala where yearly awards are presented. I’ve been privileged to work closely with almost everyone who took home an award. How lucky am I? Danielle Gabbard was one of those awardees. I work with her every day and she is amazing. She took home one of three Dean’s

april 4, 2019

“Don’t let that rocking chair take over. Get up and go even if you don’t want to.” ~ Constance Reeves  

april 27, 2018

“Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do.” ~ Unknown     It’s been one of the most technologically frustrating weeks of my career, and it’s pretty clear from the look on Doug’s face that he’d had a pretty rotten week, too. (we both got a big laugh out this picture) If I told you just how

april 20, 2017

“The only limits you have are the limits you believe.” ~ Wayne Dyer     More library fun was had today with the annual student celebration. I ran into many sweet friends like Jen Bartlett and Shawn Livingston. Shawn and I had an engaging conversation before the festivities began, and Jen, of course, is the perfect hostess. I’ve always been proud of the library for treating student workers so well. I

may 15, 2016

“If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day.” ~ Leonard Cohen     Today concludes the last of the Library Spring Gala photos. You met Mark Cornelison back in 2014. He was the official photog at the gala, and boy did we all have a good time telling him congratulations. Not, because he was the photog, but because he’s going to be a dad very soon! I’m very

may 13, 2016

“Think good thoughts. Say nice things. Do good for others. Everything comes back.” ~ Unknown   I popped off a few selfies at Tuesday’s Library Spring Gala. The colors were garish, the exposures wrong, and paired with the completely wrong lens, I didn’t care for any of them. But I love the people with me, so I took a page from one of them; excellent photographer and Special Collections Associate Dean

may 10, 2016

“Failure is a necessary part of success. [It] helps to break down the obstacles that perfectionism and self-doubt can create.” ~ Jon Wadswoth     Tonight I received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance at the annual Library Gala. They were prepared to bring it to me in my seat, but I insisted I walk up to get it. The limp was a little abnormal, but otherwise, it was all good.

november 13, 2015

“If you are busy Calculating how things should be or should not be – how the world should treat you – how your past was magnificent or dreadful – — you continue to play old music in your mind – then you cannot be available to the guidance’s and unexpected gifts and little miracles life brings you everyday.” ~ Guthema Roba   We got to meet Elodie Mummey for the first time today. Colleague Megan, Elodie’s mom