I don’t really have enough for a full blog post today, so I thought I would just through a few thoughts out here today.
A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That
In Need of Lunch Ideas
Yesterday I told you how I’m giving up meat for Lent. Originally, I was mainly concerned about having difficulty going out to dinner and finding vegetarian options on the menu, but, when I was packing my lunch this morning, I realized how much I depend on meat for lunch. I usually try to eat leftovers for lunch, but when I’m out of those (like today), I usually eat turkey sandwiches, frozen dinners, or soup. The only vegetarian lunch options I could think of (besides leftovers) were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and vegetarian soups. I need some suggestions for lunches that can be easily and quickly packed and taken to work. Any ideas?
Writing Cover Letters
I’ve been trying to write a post about drafting a good cover letter and failing miserably. My cover letters were well written, but it’s been so long since I’ve written one that I’m having trouble coming up with good ways to explain it. If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, or resources on writing cover letters for library jobs , I would appreciate it!
Boycotting Harper Collins
Have you been keeping up with the “Boycott Harper Collins” movement? I have, but rather sporadically, mainly through Agnostic Maybe. While I like the idea of a boycott, I wonder how much of an impact it’s really going to have. Yes, libraries have a lot of purchasing power, but when compared to the rest of the country and all the bookstores purchasing Harper Collins books, libraries are chump change. I sincerely hate the restrictions the publisher is putting on libraries, but I’m not sure that a boycott is truly the most effective way to make our voices heard. But I also don’t have any better ideas.
Medical Library Association Annual Conference
In case you missed it on Twitter, I’m an official conference blogger for the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in May. I will be blogging twice a day on the official conference blog about what’s it is like being a new member participating in my first conference. The conference runs May 13-18 and I will be sharing several of my posts here too so you can keep up with what I’m doing.
Speaking of Conferences
I’m also attending the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans in June. If you’re going to be there, let me know and we can try to meet up! But the really exciting part is that I’ve been asked to be part of a panel on management, new librarians, and new managers. The discussion panel, which is hosted by the Emerging Trends Discussion Group in the Human Resources section of the Library Leadership and Management Association, will be on Saturday, June 25. I’ll share more details including time and specific location when I have them. But if you are going to be at conference you should totally come and watch me attempt to public speak. It should be highly entertaining!
And just because…
…I love to show her off, here are two pictures of Caty being exceptionally cute.