Author: lindsroberts

  • Showing the Seams of Scholarly Publishing

    My first peer-reviewed article has just been accepted by College & Research Libraries. I feel relief, gratitude, euphoria, and the desire to take a three-day nap. However, I recently attended Library Instruction West in Salt Lake, where Donna Lanclos gave a fantastic keynote about the value of professional vulnerability and showing the seams of scholarship, […]

  • Top 5: What I learned about being a librarian from working in a bookstore

    I worked at the Boulder Book Store for five years. I tried out pretty much every position I could: bookseller, special orders department, author event host, floor staff coordinator, and sidelines buyer (I still miss the yummy chocolate samples!). While my LIS classes in ethics, database searching, and digitization provided valuable training, I’ve come to […]

  • Librarians and Mental Health Training

    A co-worker of mine and I just participated in a Mental Health First Responder course, offered through Mental Health First Aid Colorado network, part of the larger national Mental Health First Aid group. The groups’ aims are to have many more people complete Mental Health First Aid Responder training, similar to CPR and other first […]

  • Therapy Dogs bring Smiles, Stress-Relief

    A 2009 study found that by gazing at their dogs pet owners can increase their oxytocin levels, thereby improving their overall mood. ACC Librarians concur! Students, faculty, and staff who attended our March 10 Therapy Dogs event left with big smiles and reduced stress. Gidget, Lambchop, Rosetta, Franz, Vitas, and Oboe are therapy dogs or […]

  • Visit to Otero Junior College Learning Commons

      On April 18, I was able to visit Otero Junior College’s beautifully renovated Learning Commons in La Hunta, Colorado. Here are some of the highlights. Love how old and new architectural elements were melded. Original wood paneling in the ceiling gives the main room an organic feel Cafe space integrated into the Library (the […]