Category Archives: Work

10 Reasons Why Taking A Seasonal Camp Site Led To Me Having One of the Best Summers of My Life!

It could’ve easily gone the other way. If we’d had a rainy summer, if we had neighbours who played loud rap until all hours of the morning (nothing against rap – just not my idea of campground music), if we hadn’t been able to get out to our site as much as we did, if […]

Friday Fun Link – People Share Their Favourite Work Email Snark Phrases

I admit to both sending and receiving many of these¬†over the years. ūüôā

10 Things I’ve Dealt With In Libraries That Aren’t Covered in Library School

Bat removal Poop on floor in public area (child) Poop ¬†on floor in washroom (adult) Blood splattered across entire bathroom A kid’s Easter egg but full of drugs Arguments over $0.30 fines People who say “I pay your salary!” People who are *really* concerned about delays in getting their items on time. ¬†(I’m talking “evil […]

Four for Four!

  Today marked the opening of the newest Regina Public Library branch, the Albert Branch which has moved into the¬†M√Ęmaw√™yatit√Ęn Centre, an integrated facility offering numerous services to the community. And I was fortunate to once again be able to visit the branch on its opening day – just as I did for the other […]

The Opiod Crisis Is So Bad That Librarians Are Learning To Deal with Drug Overdoses

This article is from the US and talks about libraries in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco but I know firsthand that librarians and library workers across Canada and right here in Regina regularly deal with people who are drunk, on drugs, or occasionally even actively using on library premises in washrooms or elsewhere. It presents […]

End of Year Track Meet

One of the things that seems like a downside of my current job at a branch is that I have to do some evening and weekend work. But sometimes that turns out to be an advantage. Because I worked this past weekend, I had Monday and Tuesday off. ¬†And so I was able to go […]

When Your Dad Is Your Secret Shopper

I had an important meeting at work yesterday so took Sasha to daycare even though she wasn’t feeling great (probably caught what I had last week) which is usually a big no-no. Luckily, my parents happened to be up in the city running errands so they were able to retrieve her before she had to […]

Music Monday – “There are places I’ll remember/All my life, though some have changed/Some forever, not for better/Some have gone and some remain” (4000th Post Milestone!)

It’s pretty hard to believe but today marks the 4000th post this blog since I started it over a decade ago on February 25, 2006, a couple months after starting the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Western Ontario. I had always been into computers and technology from banging out programs in […]

Regina Public Library Hosts Mental Health Trade Show

A very innovative program was held at Regina Public Library’s main branch on Saturday. Program lead for the event, Alejandra Cabrera, said she was pleased with the turnout of people both looking for and offering support. “Sometimes, people don’t know where to start, so if we just offer something that’s casual or drop-in for people, […]

Saturday Snap – #saveSKLibraries Panel at #saskLA2017 Conference

It was a fairly last minute decision but after debating back and forth for the past couple months, after¬†library funding was restored, I decided to apply to attend the Sask Library Association conference in Waskesiu. (I know the conference location was probably picked 18-24 months ago but the optics of having a conference at a […]