in libraries

I am sad that I am not more recognized. I want to …

I am sad that I am not more recognized. I want to be noticed. I want people to listen to what I have to say. I want to be offered speaking engagements, to have a larger platform to discuss my ideas of how to better librarianship, to be valued. I want to win awards. I crave approval and recognition, and yet, to paraphrase Lillian Hellman, I cannot and will not cut my librarianship to fit this year’s fashion.

Julie Jurgens, Ego, Thy Name is Librarianship

This is something I struggle with professionally. I have the skills. I can deliver. And I’m sad and frustrated (mostly with myself) that I can’t get it together to cultivate the reputation I’d like to have.

This is also worth reading because it touches on some issues around gender and notoriety/accolades in librarianship that I’ve been thinking about for the last few days. I love it when my brain randomly jacks into someone else’s wavelength.

(h/t Kelly Jensen)