By Ramon Barajas (Follow us on LinkedIn) An important part of my mental health regimen includes maintaining a semi-regular journal. I do this to help keep my thoughts organized and to keep my plans on track. Our modern world is so rife with noise, distractions, and stressors (both internal and external) that can cause havoc onContinue reading “Grateful For This Cup of Delicious Coffee”
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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”
Improvising and Excelling
By Ramon Barajas Think back in time to 1999. Think about a time when we did not have our calendars readily accessible on our mobile phones. It’s hard to believe that before the advent of personal cell phone devices, I managed my daily professional life in a bound planner. I toted that thing everywhere IContinue reading “Improvising and Excelling”
Friday Night Bottomless Fried Shrimp?
By Ramon Barajas What happened to the days when consumers could purchase goods at an honest price and expect to enjoy the full value of those goods for the duration of the expected lifecycle? Do you remember when a subscription to Sports Illustrated would include your basic print magazine, and they would even throw inContinue reading “Friday Night Bottomless Fried Shrimp?”
2022: Enter the AALL Latinx Caucus!
By Ramon Barajas The first time I heard the term, “Latinx” was at the Latino Caucus business meeting in Austin during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). That was also the first time I attended the Latino Caucus business meeting. My memory of the events that transpired are aContinue reading “2022: Enter the AALL Latinx Caucus!”
The Plight of a Bookmark Hoarder
By Ramon Barajas The oldest bookmark that I have is dated Oct. 31, 2001. Apparently, when most normal people are getting ready for trick-or-treat or Halloween parties, I was at my desk saving a link to NTIS.gov. I don’t remember which bookmarking tool I was using in 2001, but I was an early adopter andContinue reading “The Plight of a Bookmark Hoarder”