Reflections on 5 years as a librarian

I’m five years into being librarian and I’m honestly surprised by where this profession has taken me. In a lot of ways, I feel like I made the right choice. One, I have a community of colleagues, made up of librarians, library staff, students, higher ed staff, and faculty, that push my thinking and continue […]

What makes a good facilitator?

In thinking about what makes a good teacher, I’ve been trying to determine particular skill sets and characteristics in order to provide training materials and workshops for my colleagues. Currently at the top of my list is being a good facilitator. In fact, when I think of how I describe my own teaching philosophy, facilitating […]

ARL Fall Forum 2016 Explores How to Create Libraries That Facilitate Social Justice

Note: This piece was actually published over a year ago, but I realized I should probably start collecting my writing in one place. The link to the ARL post along with pictures can be found here: Attending the 2016 ARL Fall Forum, “Libraries and Archives as Agents of Social Justice,” as the recipient of […]

Open Letter to Well-Intentioned White People

Dear Well-Intentioned White People, Perhaps the recent election results have you shocked and suddenly aware of how much your privilege has shielded you from the racist audacity of your fellow white people. (By the way, if you’re still confused about why POC are angry about the election, read this, listen to this, this and this.) […]


Hi again. I’ve decided to revive my old blog after a bit of sprucing up and a title change. It’s been 7 years since I last wrote here and whoa nelly, have things changed. I recently graduated from the University of Washington with my MLIS and MPA and I’m looking for work as an academic […]