I'm running for the Leadership Development Director position of the American Library Association's New Members Roundtable (ALA NMRT) Executive Board. I am going to use this post to tell you why... you may have already seen my candidate video here. Also, the Asian Pacific American Library Association (APALA) did a member highlight on me this… Continue reading Getting into Library Politics aka Why I’m running for a ALA NMRT Board Position.
In the summer of 2011, I decided to reach out to activist poets about their thoughts on community involvement in libraries. I pitched the idea around and nothing came of it. But, in the 21st century, everyone has a blog and voice, so here it goes... I couldn't just let it die. If only my… Continue reading Empowerment through Libraries
What a totally different experience from my first conference in Chicago in 2009 -- if you are curious to see that, check it out here. Last year, when I went to ALA Annual in DC -- I was only there overnight, and I felt guilty about not doing the programs, and just networking and researching.… Continue reading Obligatory ALA Annual Post
It's that time of year and unfortunately, the threat of budget cuts looms, and NYC libraries are in trouble. Last year, I wrote a similar blog post: Help NYC Libraries and here I am again... asking for some help for our beloved NYC libraries. Urban Librarians Unite and Save NYC Libraries have a few advocacy… Continue reading Save NYC Libraries, please. 🙂
Yes -- I used Google translate for this blog post title. I am going to teach myself how to read (and possibly speak) Spanish. I signed up to use Mango Languages through the New York Public Library (Brooklyn Public Library also has this resource too... check your local public library, yay for language learning!) I… Continue reading Yo me voy a enseñar a leer (y posiblemente hablar) español 🙂