Bringing Archival Reference into the 21st Century: Meeting the Needs of a New Generation of Patrons

In honor of passing my comps four years ago I give you, my comps paper.         October 16, 2012   Popular culture helped to create and broadcast the stereotype of the Dusty Archivist for many years (Cox, 2006). When the word archivist is mentioned most imagine a spectacled old lady with her greyed... Continue Reading →

How my mom fueled my love of libraries

As I get closer to my due date (34 days left! Holy cow!) I have been reflecting on how the library has influenced me throughout my life and how my mom is probably solely responsible for this love of reading. From how having access to a public library shaped me, to how I was treated... Continue Reading →

Infographics!! WooHoo!

WHAT?! A new post!? No I am not dead, just really, really, really, really tired! I have had a lot of changes going on recently in my little corner of the universe. For starters, I applied for and got a second job at Valencia College as a Reference Assistant. So I have been doing that... Continue Reading →

Cross-training Opportunities for Library Students and Staff

MLIS Cross-training Experiences This past May was the Florida Library Association Conference, where I was fortunate to be able to show a poster presentation along with two colleagues and friends of mine, Ariana Santiago and Natasha White. The three of us have had various experiences in cross-training while working in an academic library, and thought that our experiences may... Continue Reading →

4th Annual UCF Book Festival

Wow! It has been a pretty awesome day! I was fortunate enough to be asked to moderate a panel of Authors for this year's UCF Book Festival. This year there were 55 authors conducting 20 panels. Topics ranged from children's books to pop-lit to horror and more. So this is how it went down. I... Continue Reading →

Book Binding

Wow! We are four months into the year! Where is time going? Any way, a post is long overdue and I am sorry for the lapse in writing. I have been busy catching up on some fun reading (26 books since January 1st). However on to the show. I am sure most of you are... Continue Reading →

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see... Continue Reading →

Finally a Graduate!

December 15, 2012 That is the day that I walked across the stage to receive my degree! I enrolled in my first three LIS courses in August of 2011 and went to school full-time for four semesters, while also working full-time. It was a LOT of work but well worth it. I can't be more... Continue Reading →

Social Cataloging: Goodreads & Library Thing

As someone who has around 300 books in their personal collection, I find sites such as Goodreads and Library Thing to be very useful to say the least. I have been using Goodreads for around a year and a half now, and although I had a Library Thing account for just as long I am... Continue Reading →

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