Working on a new project

…but before I reveal what’s entertaining me these days, I want to get more of it created. Then I’ll gladly share the idea on here and with you.

Library and Information Science Syllabi

I’ve been focused (and procrastinating) on my DIY education by finding LIS syllabi for the past several months. Then over the long Labor Day weekend I decided to turn my hobby into something I can share with the world at Library and Information Science Syllabi. I’m trying to toe the line and avoid receiving cease-and-desist […]

The Library Touchscreen Kiosk

Last October, my boss surprised me by telling me about a giant touchscreen he had purchased for a kiosk. This monstrous 24 x 42 inch screen (I think that’s the same model) would go on our main level. The software a vendor had upsold him on arrived first so I was able to dig into […]

American Girl Posters

Done on behalf of the Children’s Library for their American Girl themed program. Each poster is the property of Darien Library.

World War I and Book Groups Poster

Out of that big strategic meeting I talked about before, here is the World War I poster I made to support their August war book efforts. The two background photos come from WWI propaganda posters (I assume they’re public domain…). The photo in the foreground is from soldiers marching off to a battle. InDesign kinda […]

Almost Done: The Touchscreen Kiosk

I’ve been working on and off to get this kiosk finished since December. It was scheduled to go “live” to the public yesterday, but since my boss is out, my colleague and I are going to wait till the boss gets back (unless he tells me otherwise!). I need to figure out the best way […]

Book Groups Strategic Planning Meeting

Let’s be honest: I haven’t felt much like blogging, thus the radio silence here. I’ve been thinking about where I want my career to go and I’m considering more support/strategic/teaching in my current work objectives. I tried to express this desire in an articulate way to my boss but floundered at it. The next day, […]

Summer Book Sale 2014 Posters

Created in Inkscape over the course of an hour. Much of that hour was spent trying to figure out what the theme would be for this year.

Importing Excel into MailChimp for Mailing List

Yesterday I was presented with the challenge of taking an Excel xls file and bringing those contacts into MailChimp for a mail merge. I won’t go too much into the specifics since I’m sure it’ll change rapidly, but this should give you a headstart. First, I had to split the PatronFullName column into two columns […]

High School Graduation: 10th Anniversary

I’m exhausted right now, so this will be short. Today’s importance would have slid right past me if it had not been for a high school acquaintances on Facebook. The day of graduation: I went to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with my friend Alex. It was a mad rush to get […]