Dry Erase Reserve Slips

Dry Erase Reserve Slips

Some of you may recognize this idea as I shared it in the Hafuboti eNewsletter vol. 4 – it got such a good response that I felt it should be shared with a wider audience. It’s one of those things that, having been at a small library for over a decade now, was so shockingly…

#LAFE Vectors

#LAFE Vectors

Last year, Jonathan, the Scholarly Communications and Digital Librarian at The University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center, sent a very kind email asking about vector versions of my #LAFE designs. We had a nice email exchange – though I was unable to help since I was still a novice at vector…

The Rainbow Sower

The Rainbow Sower

A lot has been going on in Nebraska and the US involving censorship of all sorts. Especially in the library-world. And as a white cisgender heteronormative LGBTQ+ ally – I am angry. And as a library worker – I am angry. And I’m someone who has struggled with being verbally abusive throughout my life. If…

Storytimepalooza!

Storytimepalooza!

While going through thousands of files in my quest to rebuild my blog, I came across one of the very first images that I created when I began overseeing our Children’s Library in 2013. This was either one of my earliest Photoshopped images, or it was built with either Word or Publisher. Yes, you can…

Even More Signs

Even More Signs

Okay, so it turned out that my three part new sign series has a fourth part. What can I say? I rebel against…uh, numbers? Along with our directional and informational signs from 2015, I realized that our “rules” signs also needed a refresh. BEFORE: AFTER: In the After picture, the library images behind the children…

Book End Cozy Redux

Book End Cozy Redux

This is the third, and final, sign revamp post. Here is part one and part two in case you missed them. As I went to look for my post on what I call “book end cozies,” I realized that my first post about them was buried in a holiday post. Oops. And at the beginning…

Mouse on a Gruffalo

Mouse on a Gruffalo

As I was checking in our library’s copy of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo, I had a sudden inspiration. Then I had to wait until my lunch break to turn the inspiration into a reality. And did I ever make it real! BEHOLD: If you don’t get the reference, then check out this…

LEGO Fight Club

LEGO Fight Club

Today was following a thread on Storytime Underground’s Facebook group [which has been archived since this post was created]. The overall topic was about how to handle a situation during a LEGO club where an older boy shoved a younger one. At some point, one of the participants riffed “The first rule of Lego Club:…