NextGen Librarian Award

I won the NextGen Librarian Award from Lyrasis. From their website: “The NextGen Librarian Award honors three librarians new to the library profession who demonstrate an innovative and fresh approach to the profession and are leaders in our rapidly changing world.”

I feel really honored to get something like this. I’m really thankful to my colleagues ¬†who nominated me and recognized my efforts. I know that what I’m doing is making a difference, but it’s really nice to get something like this to reinforce it. I’m definitely going to start nominating people who I know are rocking it for awards for that same reason.


Meaningful Books and Getting to Know the Community

Last Friday I participated in the Meaningful Books Series at Champlain College which is run by my colleague Sarah Cohen. I don’t normally do things like this, but I really love this event series every time I’ve gone, simply because you get to learn a lot more about a member of your community. So I figured I would share myself with the community and help out my friend. We also recorded it so people who couldn’t attend could see it as well. Here’s the last 5 minutes:

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Also, my friend Becky from library school at UW-Madison told me about a community reception her library runs that highlights faculty scholarship and creativity. So you’d be able to learn more about the accomplishments and wider lives of community members in that way. I just think stuff like this is so cool and think that we should be doing more of it.

Is anyone else hosting events like this?