We Called, You Answered
Behind the Scenes / Big Picture / Honesty / News / Uncategorized

We Called, You Answered

I must confess, we weren’t entirely sure what would happen when we opened our ears to readers. Sometimes, blogging can feel a bit lackluster, a vain attempt to articulate some moot point into the void. Other times, self-expression taps into a collective experience and calls us to be better, braver, and more authentic in our … Continue reading

An Interview With Jan Kamiya, YA Librarian Extraordinaire
Heroes / Interviews / Professional Life / Uncategorized

An Interview With Jan Kamiya, YA Librarian Extraordinaire

I first became acquainted with Jan’s electric enthusiasm when I attended her presentation at last year’s Hawai’i Library Association conference, entitled “Making Connections for Network and Outreach.” I took frantic notes, hoping to someday achieve mastery of this topic, as I feel that making connections is perhaps our primary role as librarians within our communities. … Continue reading

Changing Tides? Diversity and Inclusion in the Society of American Archivists
Advocacy & Activism / Diversity / Professional Life / Uncategorized

Changing Tides? Diversity and Inclusion in the Society of American Archivists

We live in interesting times to be an information professional. Among archives and allied professions (cultural heritage institutions, libraries), more professional organizations are recognizing the value of and urgent need for diversity and inclusion initiatives at the organizational levels. Archivists are quickly catching up to our fellow info professionals in addressing these issues. One of … Continue reading