Month: December 2015

In the end, it’s up to us

Thinking back over this past year’s library reads, Michael Agresta’s Slate piece, “What will become of the library?” was one of my favorites. It perfectly captures the zeitgeist of libraries in the second decade of this millennium and it is a good reminder of the social and intellectual potential that libraries offer their communities.

Libraries will only survive if the communities they serve want and need them to. […] In the end, it’s up to us—scholars, makers, and artists, seekers of community, access, and safe haven, and above all, readers in the old, human sense of the word—to rise to the level of these monuments we’ve built.

As I think about 2016 and my role as a librarian in the future of higher ed, this article puts me in useful state of mind. 

Spent most of today eating and watching Doctor Who

Regarding the Doctor Who Christmas special

At “Hello Sweetie,” I cried.

God rest you, merry gentlemen

UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive

Listening to cylinder recordings of Christmas carols this morning while I enjoy coffee on my first day off since the summer.

Xmas wine

That moment when your kid’s energy has all been spent on Xmas morning and it’s nothing but crying from here on out.

Today, I cannot abide. I am not The Dude. I am the Anti-Dude.