#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…

A Legacy of #LAFE

A Legacy of #LAFE

It is hard for me to fully express what the Libraries Are For Everyone campaign has meant to me. Hitting 100 languages this week has really made me pause and reflect on this experience. When I’ve been asked to talk about it, I find that I can’t because it is so deeply moving to me,…

#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…

For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration

Several years back, a white woman took me aside and explained to me the why of #BlackLivesMatter. It’s my hope to reach out to my regular readers, as well as to anyone else who cringes when hearing the reply of “all lives matter,” but isn’t sure why. Simply put, let’s take #BlackLivesMatter and apply it…

Leaf Piles @ The Library

Leaf Piles @ The Library

This fall our Children’s Library will be losing it’s large Ash tree that is home to our library dragon. The kids have been relieved that he’s already grown so much that he has to use our entire row of Bradford Pear trees as a home. But everyone’s sad about losing its autumn leaves. For the…

Have a Beautiful Day

Have a Beautiful Day

I could bore y’all with the origin story of how I got this idea, but I’d rather just get to the good stuff: the sharing! Look at what I did: I created the minimalist yet diverse images and quotes to go in our activity tables’ window. The idea is to swap out the quotes every…

Both You and Your Library Care

Both You and Your Library Care

I know that this idea is not super-original, but it’s worth sharing and reconsidering if you’ve come across it from elsewhere. For me it was the result of two things: something that I had done, and something that I had read. DONE When I was attending the Nevada Library Association’s conference in October 2016, I…

Welcoming Diversity

Welcoming Diversity

The lovely Lucila Lontajo, a Library Technician at Westwood Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, sent me a kind request for a variation on my Libraries Are For Everyone signs: please make a set of Welcome signs. BLAMMO! So mote it be. If you’re interested in adding languages from your community, then check out this post that…

Archives Are For All

Archives Are For All

On Twitter @VasiliatheWise asked if I would be so kind as to make a set of my Libraries Are For Everyone for all of the archivists out there – and she gave me the wording: Archives Are For All! So these go out to all those library archivists who maintain and preserve our histories, stories,…

Library Logo Line Art

Library Logo Line Art

You could also call this post the fourth unofficial Build a Better Artwork post since I could totally see these being put out for a passive coloring program OR a SUPER SPECIAL FILL-IN-THE-LOGO WITH HOW TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD OR SOME SUCH COMMUNITY ART PROJECT WHERE YOU THEN CUT OUT THE IMAGE AND PUT…

Socially Shiny

Socially Shiny

Since accepting Storytime Underground’s “Resolve to Rock” several years ago (but in my own sparkly way), I have come to look forward to January’s reflection and goal setting. I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but having a library-centric/professional focus has helped me really appreciate their power. This year the SU Joint Chiefs…

Build a Better Artwork pt. 1

Build a Better Artwork pt. 1

After over a year of excitement awaiting what the “new art process” for the CSLP would yield, I was disappointed (to say the very least). That’s all I’ll say about that. So back to the literal drawing board I went! I must give a HUGE shout-out to both Angie and Bryce for brainstorming ideas to…