#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…

2020 CHILDREN’S LIBRARY THEMES

2020 CHILDREN’S LIBRARY THEMES

This post features the final work from our lovely Natasia who has moved on to a full-time library job where she doesn’t get to show off her art skills, but she does get things like healthcare and better pay. Ahem. Natasia brought limitless creativity and beauty to our community. Those things will still be a…

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…

Cat Fans

Cat Fans

Before last year’s Kitty Café I had an idea. You see, it tends to get pretty hot in our small meeting room during this event, even if we pump up the A/C beforehand. So it’d be nice to have fans to give to people. And, in the way my mind works, I came up with…

Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

This is the second part of my series of signage in the library. I only feel slightly sorry if you just punched your monitor because I used the word “signage.” The English language, despite decades of trying to pin it down, remains awesomely fluid. Anywho. (heh) In the first part of this series I discussed…

Mi  Máscara

Mi  Máscara

Claudia Depkin from Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library contacted me with a request: might I create a Spanish version of my My Mask Protects My Community designs? Why yes, yes I might. And did. In case you were wondering, I chose the mask colors based on South American countries’ flags. And I’m grateful for my…

Get Your Mask On

Get Your Mask On

One month ago, Angie Manfredi had brought RAYGUN to my attention in regards to good mask options. I highly recommend a local Iowa business, Raygun. Like with all of their products, they are made with NO sweatshop labor and, in fact, Union labor. Angie Manfredi Then, a few days ago, librarianmusings2017 suggested</a>&nbsp;that I should make…

#BlackLivesMatter at Libraries

#BlackLivesMatter at Libraries

If you missed my post featuring an explanation of why #BlackLivesMatter, then take a few minutes to give it a read. Please feel free to download, modify, and/or share any or all of these images. As always, you don’t need to credit me on these – and please don’t on the image itself since it…