Is it Work or is it a Job?

Have you ever given any thought to the difference between a job and work? If we have a regular daily grind that we are rewarded financially for, in conversation we blithely say “I’m going to work” without taking the time to think about what that really means. I believe that having dissatisfaction in one of…

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After the Love Has Gone

I’m Cecily, I’m a librarian, and I’ve come to hate reading. That’s not exactly true — my (barely) managed depression and (increased) anxiety have robbed me of the ability to process anything more than tweets, Facebook posts from the Hobonichi group, and texts from loved ones. Losing myself in novels and non-fiction is where I…

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My Distraction Sickness

What are the benefits of a distraction detox? Is it possible to find solace and quiet in such a digitally demanding world?

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Things I’ve Learned as a Manager

What Has Being A Manager Taught Me About Work? Manage expectations, manage projects, but don’t manage time Maker’s Schedule: fewer meetings, shorter meetings, more time for focused, uninterrupted work Manager’s Schedule: for bosses. Highly structured, always know where you’re going next 1 Give people more responsibility, flexibility, and power Stay out of the weeds. Less…

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2014 Year in Review

I’ve been busy, folks… Professional ALA: reactivated my membership. You might ask why I’m not a member of CLA. That’s an excellent question. LITA: served on the LITA Forum 2014 Planning Committee Maptime: started a local chapter of Maptime LibTechWomen: participated in the panel “Challenges of Gender in Technology Librarianship” for the ALA Midwinter conference…

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