Wrapping up

It’s hard to believe that the last time I posted the semester hadn’t even started yet.  Now I’m posting as we enter finals week.  Hopefully I’ll have better luck posting next semester.

Just a few updates.  I didn’t get accepted into the ALA Emerging Leaders program.  While I was disappointed (I mean, who wants to be rejected for anything?), I was kind of relieved.  I’m so busy at work these days that I’m not sure I would have had the energy for the program.  Plus, the reason I really wanted to get accepted was simply to get involved.  My library’s budget can’t guarantee me a ticket to both mid-winter and annual (heck, it can’t even guarantee me a ticket to one), and since attendance is mandatory in order to get involved (I won’t get into this here, but suffice to it to say that many bloggers have much to say on this topic), I had hoped that the stipend provided would allow me to do so.

Instead, I’m getting involved in my local Arizona Library Association instead.  I’ve agreed to co-chair our Infotech interest group.  In addition to helping plan next year’s conference, the other co-chair and I are hoping to re-invigorate the group’s members.  I think the group has a lot to offer, but there hasn’t been much activity and we’re hoping to change that.

I’m also excited because I’ve been invited to post over at The Information Literacy Land of Confusion (ok, technically Michael asked for volunteers and I raised my hand saying “oh, oh! me, me!!, but still…).  I used to enjoy blogging, but I’ve stalled out here.  Hopefully by posting over at his venue, knowing that I’m not the only one in the discussions, I can get back in the groove here.

I’ve also decided to make this blog a little more on the personal side, rather than trying to keep in strictly professional.  I actually have a hobby blog that I’m really good about keeping up, but I think it’s because I delve into more than just my hobby.  So I’m hoping that by adding personal things here and there, I’ll stay more interested as well.  And though I won’t link to it just yet, I will admit that my hobby is knitting and that my blog is one of (what I’m guessing is) millions of knitting blogs.  Any other knitting/librarian/blogging lurkers out there??

One Response to “Wrapping up”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I think it would have been very difficult to get into the ALA emerging leaders program if you are not from MCLD. They seem to have a lock on Arizona members. You should never dedicate your blog to one thing. It should just be what you are interested in. Otherwise, you are just forcing yourself to blog and it is supposed to be fun :)

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