Knitting Knockers at #SAA18

We’re little over a month away from SAA’s annual meeting and my thoughts have turned to which sessions I’ll be attending and, more importantly, the knitting project(s) I’ll be bringing. It needs to be lightweight, portable, and won’t felt in my hands as I work the yarn in the heat and humidity of the atmospheric hellscape that is Washington, DC, in the middle of frickin’ … Continue reading Knitting Knockers at #SAA18

“A professional never brings their profession home”

“A professional never brings their profession home.” I heard that in high school when my mom was dating a cop who’d tell stories about his fellow Boys In Blue getting out of DWIs with the flash of a badge. I heard that in college from professors who were haughty about literature in class and in office hours, but tucked in to the trashiest novels after … Continue reading “A professional never brings their profession home”

Happy #AskAnArchivist Day!!!

October 4 is #AskAnArchivist Day, a day when archivists open their social media arms to the world for questions about the wonderful, hidden life of people who appraise, acquire, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to records of “enduring value.” What does that mean? Ask an archivist! It’ll vary from archivist to archivist based on where they work and what their institution’s collection policy is, … Continue reading Happy #AskAnArchivist Day!!!

Finding Aid Friday: Love for The Cooking Gene

Michael W. Twitty’s first book, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, was released August 1, 2017. Twitty, an African-American culinary historian, traces his family tree back to his ancestors’ first steps on New World soil. He explores the possibilities of who came from where based on family lore, DNA testing, and the history of human migration — and … Continue reading Finding Aid Friday: Love for The Cooking Gene

In lieu of a proper post…

Here’s some yarn. If I’m not actively mom-ing, I’m knitting. Blog? What’s that? I don’t have a blog. I have a quick 10 minute drive to the Lion Brand Outlet, that’s what I have!!! If there is one corporate archive I could dive into, it would be Lion Brand’s. The outlet is decorated with pictures of old advertisements and patterns, like the one pictured above. … Continue reading In lieu of a proper post…

Post-ALA Race Fatigue

Originally posted on At The Intersection:
I just spent the last 5 days at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, and I am suffering serious race fatigue.? Race fatigue is a real physical, mental, and emotional condition that people of color experience after spending a considerable amount of time dealing with the micro- and macro-aggressions that inevitably occur when in the presence of… Continue reading Post-ALA Race Fatigue

On Saturday: Going to MARAC Spring 2017

Guess who’s dipping a toe back into the professional waters?  THIS GAL!! I’m heading to MARAC’s spring meeting in Newark. Yeah, Jersey!!! But only for a day. The Saturday session. Because I can’t get too wild and crazy. Anyhoo, MARAC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference)!! It’s a three-day event, April 20-22, 2017, that includes a day of workshops and committee meetings, a full day of concurrent … Continue reading On Saturday: Going to MARAC Spring 2017

Finding Aid Friday: Curious George and the Reys

Like many children, my kids are fans of Curious George, that cheeky little monkey brought to life by H.A. and Margret Rey. The Liberty Science Center will soon be closing an interactive exhibition, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, on George, his world, and all the fun things little monkeys of both the human and non-human cartoon primate-kind can learn from it. It’s not just fun and games, … Continue reading Finding Aid Friday: Curious George and the Reys