Category Archives: Work

Saturday Snap – What Is “Crazy Things You Find In The Library” For $500, Alex?

Friday Fun Link – Virtual Reality

At RPL’s annual Staff Development Day today (okay, yesterday since I’m posting this on Saturday), they were demoing a new Virtual Reality accessory the library recently purchased. This was the Playstation 4 version, not the more well-known Oculus Rift headset that, in many ways, began the popularization of virtual reality devices for home users. It felt pretty […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Defining HR Successes? (Oct 2011)

At the annual RPL Staff Development Day in 2011, I had to do an activity with my co-workers where we listed some of the successes of the HR Unit where I was working at the time. Of course, I’d found out a couple weeks earlier that my position as Organization Development Specialist was being eliminated […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – I Think My Co-Workers Decorated My Door Out of Love (Maybe?) (Dec 2007)

When I worked for Southeast Regional Library, I came in to find someone had photocopied the cover of a new library book and added it to my door as a decoration.   Hmmm…

Saturday Snap – 3D Printed Business Card Holders

My branch has recently received one of two 3D Printers that RPL is rotating through our various branches. We’ll have it until May 2017 or so but one of my staff has already caught the bug and printed a whole rainbow of business card holders for us…

Friday Fun Link – Dancing at the end of @officialRPL 50th Anniversary “Retro” Party

After originally being posted by Shea to Facebook (which means I have plausible deniablility but also that not everyone could view it since she didn’t make it public), this video has taken on a bit of legendary status. I’m getting all these cryptic e-mails from other people at RPL (and even beyond) that say “Hey, […]

Saturday Snap – @roryallenmusic with the Hammonds @officialRPL Regent Place “Retro” 50th Anniversary Event

Friday Fun Link – @roryallenmusic Promoting @officialRPL Regent 50th “Retro” Party on @ctvreginalive #yqr

Had a blast appearing on CTV Morning Live with Rory Allen tomorrow to promote Regent Place branch’s 50th Anniversary “Retro” Event. The event is going to be totally groovy! Rory will be performing throughout the afternoon (and taking photos and signing autographs when he’s not performing), we’ll have a costume contest, retro snacks (featuring a […]

Saturday Snap – Me on CBC

Got fairly short notice (just over an hour) invitation from RPL’s Marketing Unit who needed someone to go on CBC Radio’s “Blue Sky” noon hour program to talk about books we’re recommending these days and other topics yesterday. Since I’m a good guy, always eager to help a colleague who’s in a bind plus not uncomfortable […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – My First Day of Work at Regina Public Library (Sept 8, 2008)

Hard to believe that today is my eight year anniversary of working at Regina Public Library. Our Director even brought me cake.  Well, technically donuts.  And technically not for me but leftovers from an all-day meeting he was in at our branch.  But a guy can pretend, right? 😉 Anyhow, here’s a horrible posed photo […]