Tag 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

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 […]

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 […]