What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

By Le’Shawn Turner That was a question a colleague asked me one day about 3 months ago.  My colleague and I were talking about retirement.  He can retire in about 2 or 3 years. I told him that sounds wonderful and asked what he was going to do next. He told me his plans: relaxing,Continue reading “What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?”

Jewish Book Month: Our Top 5 Recommendations

By Marcelo Rodríguez and Avery Vinson It’s Jewish Book Month! And if you have never heard about this before. No worries! We’ve got you covered.  Jewish Book Month is celebrated annually primarily here in the United States to promote and highlight Jewish writers and stories. The events take place across bookstores, book fairs, libraries, universities,Continue reading “Jewish Book Month: Our Top 5 Recommendations”

NDEAM and the Right to Equal Pay

By Brandi Robertson In October, my library, the Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS) observed National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of NDEAM is to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. As a library that serves andContinue reading “NDEAM and the Right to Equal Pay”

Student Loan Relief and the Value of Black Student Life

By Itunu Sofidiya No one has ever doubted that White lives matter. That message has been made abundantly clear and is engraved in the minds of all Americans. The issue is do people realize that Black lives matter? Do they value blackness at all? Whether the answer was made overtly, via slavery and Jim CrowContinue reading Student Loan Relief and the Value of Black Student Life

On Going with the Flow

By Rebecca Potance I have this recurring dream where I’m sitting in the passenger seat of a car desperately trying to steer the vehicle. My feet can’t reach the pedals, my arms can’t reach the steering wheel, there’s no one in the driver’s seat, but yet the car is moving. I feel sick and IContinue reading “On Going with the Flow”

Deferring A Dream

By Marlena Okechukwu “Whatever happens to a dream deferred?” The famous first line of Langston Hughes’ classic poem, Harlem, is frequently posed rhetorically in song, classrooms, and art. It’s a powerful question that belies the simple structure of the poem in which it first appeared. In her classic play, A Raisin in the Sun, LorraineContinue reading “Deferring A Dream”

Getting to Know the New AALL Latinx Caucus Chair

By Ramon Barajas One of the greatest benefits of volunteering with AALL is the opportunity to meet new and interesting information professionals. I recently had the privilege of meeting up with the new Chair of the AALL Latinx Caucus in person in downtown Los Angeles. He has a lot of energy and charisma. I’m thrilledContinue reading “Getting to Know the New AALL Latinx Caucus Chair”

From DOOM Box to Boom Box

By Michael Muehe In July, I attended the AALL conference in Denver, ready to take in new ideas, meet new people, and learn lots of librarianship tips and tricks from colleagues and vendors; but, in the back of my mind, I worried about how much information I would actually end up remembering from it. AsContinue reading “From DOOM Box to Boom Box”

How Do You Keep Your Inbox So Clean?

By Ana Rosa Ramírez Toft-Nielsen After writing my first entry, Coffee, and Red Lipstick, a few readers suggested I make it a series about juggling it all, multitasking, and creating a support system. So here it is – Part 2 – “How do you keep your inbox so clean?” Funny, I never gave it muchContinue reading “How Do You Keep Your Inbox So Clean?”