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Stranger than Fiction: My Life as a Quasi-Librarian

quasi-librarian (kwa-zai lye-brayr-ee-uhn): (n.) A library services specialist who does not have a master’s degree yet; the Diet Coke of librarians—only one calorie. You never know who’s going to walk through the doors of your library. One day, I held … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log: Supplemental— The Voice Acting of “Astro Academy”

As if yesterday’s 2000+ words wasn’t enough to describe the creative process behind Astro Academy, this supplemental (and short) segment is about the voice acting in the program. I wasn’t kidding when I said it felt like I was producing … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log: The Making of “Astro Academy”

Captain’s log: Stardate 45176.38 I’ve received my latest assignment from Fleet High Command. The high admiral wants me to take on a group of cadets and teach them about the stars. It’s a means of prepping them for a future … Continue reading

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The “Astro Academy” Debriefing

Mission Name: Astro Academy, Summer 2013 Mission Status: Complete Security Clearance: Declassified Reporting Officer: Captain Tori, CO of Astro Academy Stardate: 45219.67 When the children’s librarian asked me to do another astronomy program for kids again, I thought, “Sure, I … Continue reading

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Trial by Fire (Part 1)

Or, “The Slightly Very Dramatized Dramatization of My Beginnings at the Library.” It all started with an off-hand comment to my in-laws during Sunday dinner: “I work with the Navy SEALs of the library.” It was true. When I first … Continue reading

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Need More… Rage? Mana? No, Confidence.

Something funny happened at work on Saturday. A patron called asking for assistance with a database called ReferenceUSA, which people can access for free if they use our library’s website as the portal. The way this guy spoke, it was … Continue reading

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The Gamer at Work

If you followed my Twitter feed at all last week, you probably know that the metro library system I work for went live with a new cataloging and ILS (interlibrary services) software. That was Wednesday. Before that, we had to … Continue reading

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