Well, it's January! I've had a bit of a motivation block for writing on the blog. Mostly, I think it's because Phillip was here and I was trying to maximize the time we got to spend together. Plus, there were some holiday travels and a break from work. So, here I am halfway through January and I haven't posted a real update since November! Well, here goes...
First, the spider war continues! As one would imagine, the fighting has died down a little since the weather has turned cold but I still had to use Spiderbane (my boot) to eliminate an enemy combatant while Phillip and I were putting up curtains in the bedroom. I hope that will be the last incursion before spring. 🕷+👢= I win!
I met with a group of residents from other institutions to create a proposal for a panel discussion at the upcoming Diversity in Libraries Conference. This conference is happening in Los Angeles in June. Our group of potential panelists includes me and residents from American University, The Ohio State University, University of Utah, and Towson University. Hopefully, our proposal will be approved and we will head to UCLA this summer to talk about the meaning of diversity in residency positions like ours. I also hear I've been submitted as a panelist on another panel proposal. Not sure what the exact topic of that panel is but I'll be at the conference, so I can join the panel if it's approved.
A group of us from the library submitted a proposal to host the exhibit Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness. This exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and is being toured by the American Library Association's Public Programs Office. We completed an application and were selected as one of only two sites in Virginia to host the exhibit. We will have the exhibit in September and are planning lots of programs to coincide with its visit.
I'm the Community Collections Archivist, Community and Cultural Centers Librarian & Resident Librarian at Virginia Tech.