august 27, 2015

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“Life is art. It just depends on what kind of painting you want to do.” ~ Erin Chandler

 

lines
lines

This past Sunday night the Libraries hosted Loud@The Library to welcome students back to campus. Like yesterday’s Open House, the committee that put this together really outdid themselves. When this thing started years ago it was a relatively small affair with a couple of pizzas in the basement of Young Library. Now it’s three floors of food, fun, and prizes. One of my favorite things, and very popular with the kids, is palmistry by one of my all-time favorite people: Jo Staggs-Neal. I smile every time I see her. I always have. There’s something so kind and warm about her. This year she dyed her hair pink for the event. Even in pink she’s a warm hearted soul. You don’t see many guys stepping up for a reading, but this young man was totally into it. I had a ton of fun photographing this year’s student body. The very last shot of the night was with another¬†of my other all-time favorite people, Ruth Bryan. I liked Ruth the minute we met, and our friendship has grown exponentially. I value her friendship, and she’s just down right funny sometimes. I love funny. I love people who dye their hair pink and I love people who make me laugh. Therefore, I am the luckiest of them all, and forever grateful.

 

in black and white
in black and white

july 19, 2013

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Forgiveness is the final form of love.” ~ ¬†Reinhold Niebuhr

the smart bunch
the smart bunch

As excited as I am about the new job, I’m going to really miss my colleagues in reference. This morning they had a breakfast pot luck, and was kind enough to invite me. I can’t sing their praises enough, as individuals and as a team. I admire and respect what they do. Reference librarians are some of the smartest people I’ve ever met. Their memory capacity is immense, and they’re incredible teachers – most people don’t realize that. I could never be a reference librarian for all those reasons and then some. I am ever so thankful for their kindness and friendship during my stay with them. I’ve never felt more welcome.

[Top: Jen Bartlett; Center Right: Beth Fuchs, Carla Cantagallo, Tari Keller (who’s actually in the Library Technologies Division with me); Bottom Right: Debbie Sharp, Sarah Vaughn, Jo Staggs-Neal, Jen Bartlett, Judy Fugate, and the top of Laura Hall’s head; Bottom Left: Sarah Vaughn, who is a great quilter; Center Left: all those people plus Jan Coburn, Rob Aken and Peter Hesseldenz]