Woman up!

The Haggerty Library at Mount Mary University was very kind to share my post on their blog! It also reminds me that I need to get back to work on this project. My first spring semester at the UC Merced Library has been much busier than I anticipated, which is very nice on one hand.

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Archiving the Women's Marches

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Happy International Women’s Day! We hope you’re celebrating while on break.

As women’s marches continue this March, leave it to librarians and archivists to start organizing all the content being produced.

Click here to see the beginnings of the Women’s March on Washington Archives Project, which focuses on the historic January march.

Click here to find the Project’s Facebook group and here for their Twitter account.

And here’s one librarian’s handy roundup of interesting articles related to posters from marchers, plus photographs. May we never tire of sharing and marching (unless, you know, we need to, say, on or before January 2020)!

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Presidential Reads

I wrote this for the CJCLS Blog. Earlier this week, I wrote about how to promote reading on the CJCLS Blog after we came across some incorrect reading stats that have been widely circulated on social media. Yesterday, a list of all the books President Obama has recommended during his presidency was released. What a great way to promote reading…and a great way to round out that earlier post.

Featured Member: Lindsay Davis

I was featured on the A Day in the Life of a CLS Member blog on the 9th. I wasn’t in the mindset to share earlier. If you or someone you know is a CLS member, consider nominating yourself or your friend. It’s a fun way to get to know other members.

CLS Member Spotlight

davis_lindsayLindsay Davis is Instruction Librarian at University of California, Merced, Merced, CA. She has been a member of CLS for 2 years and also is part of the Communications and Membership Committee of CLS!

What are you reading or listening to today?
I just finished the first Freakonomics book, so now I can start the second one.

What’s the best part of your work day?
The best part of my day is when I see that students are able to dig into searching databases after learning about strategies. It’s great to see them really understand the importance of keywords and utilizing the tools to get the most out of their searches.

What are you most excited about right now (library-related or otherwise)?
I’m still excited about the Silent Reading Party I recently hosted at my home. I had fallen out of the book-reading habit, and this helped me finish my 10th…

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Instruction for Diverse Populations Bibliography

Although I am no longer at a community college, I am finishing my term as a member of the Community and Junior College Libraries Section’s (CJCLS) Communications committee. This is a post I wrote for the CJCLS blog earlier this week. I also wrote a follow-up post that I published this morning. I will be working on another post for the CJCLS Blog during the week of Halloween. I also post these to the CJCLS listserv and the CJCLS Facebook page.