Conference Adventures at Disney Part 3 of 3

I went back to the bar and celebrated my good fortune with wings and a mojito for a late dinner. “A mojito?” Don asked. “That’s what I like about you. You’re unpredictable.” I tipped him $5. After dinner I took another back to my room, along with a slice of key lime pie. Feeling generous, … Continue reading Conference Adventures at Disney Part 3 of 3

Conference adventures at Disney Part 2 of 3

Sean encouraged all of us to take extra sandwiches back to our rooms, which had refrigerators, and so I took two.  At 12:30, my business in Orlando concluded, I went to the front desk of the hotel to extend my stay. “I’m sorry, but we have other guests with reservations,” the clerk informed me. I … Continue reading Conference adventures at Disney Part 2 of 3

This is me, adapting to the #newnormal

When COVID-19 struck, I was able to begin working from home. I was freaked, I was anxious, I wrote a holographic will. But my paychecks didn’t stop, and neither did my contributions to the Library world. Here’s the thing about the profession of librarianship and our vocational awe: when we can’t serve our communities, we … Continue reading This is me, adapting to the #newnormal

Conference adventures at Disney Part 1 of 3

First word that I was heading into a hurricane came Thursday morning as I waited on my flight at Michigan’s Capital Region International Airport. “Don’t miss it!” the email exhorted. “Tomorrow’s conference will be held as scheduled in Disney Springs.” They assured us that all was well. I’d heard about a tropical storm developing on … Continue reading Conference adventures at Disney Part 1 of 3

When librarians #WFH

I started to work from home for an initial three week period on Monday, March 16. I’m setting out to continue to do my job with the same diligence, maintain a normal schedule, bouy myself and others with camaraderie, and create a sense of virtual normalcy. For instance: a colleague keeps a coffee pot in … Continue reading When librarians #WFH