Tag Archives: work

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – First Branch Staff Meeting (October 2013)

This photo of my first staff meeting after coming to Regent Place branch is from only a few years ago but it’s pretty amazing that only three of the eleven (four of twelve if you count me on the other side of the camera) still work at the branch. Four have retired, one went to […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Hippie Hippie Hooray (September 2016)

This isn’t from too long ago – about a year ago – but I was thinking about some of my favourite memories from my time as a Branch Head at Regent Place branch and this is one that jumped to mind – we had a “Retro Anniversary” party for the branch last fall to celebrate […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Throwback Thursday – SILS Launch Preparations (Feb 2010) #skpoli #SavedSKLibraries #saveSKLibraries

Like I said yesterday, I’ll probably stop tagging every post with #skpoli #saveSKLibraries fairly soon. ¬†But in the meantime, I have ideas for at least a couple more posts in the hopper though. For instance, I came across this picture and thought it was a nice “full circle” picture – a shot from February 2010 […]

The People in Your Neighbourhood

I’d been a patron of Regent Place library in Regina long before I ever applied¬†for library school, let alone before I applied to be the Branch Head there. So when I went in for the interview, I laid it on pretty thick about how I was involved in the community, how my son went to […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – The Best Haircut Ever?

When I was working for¬†the Writers Guild of Alberta, we ended up getting into a “Who has the worst (and therefore best!) ID photo?” discussion during one pub night. A young writer I knew pulled out his student ID (which, tellingly, he still carried even though he was no longer a student) and I knew […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – My Storytelling Outfit?

I was looking back¬†and realised that the shirt and pants I wore to tell stories to some kids in a summer reading program two years ago… …are the same ones I wore this past summer. (I have no photographic evidence of what I wore for the school visit in summer 2015 but I suspect it […]