Author: amanda

How art made me a better librarian

So I made this bold claim during a talk I gave a few weeks ago, at the SUNYLA annual conference. The theme of the conference was “the art of librarianship” and a few months ago they asked if I’d be interested in speaking broadly on that topic. I’ll be honest: I haven’t done much presenting in the last few years, […]

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I owe you this

You guys, April pretty much picked me up and threw me against the wall. Then May stomped all over me to make sure I didn’t get back up in a hurry. It’s been All Systems Go for weeks and weeks until the physical system decided to shut right down for a good long while and is only now sputtering back […]

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Here are some things

I read Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work last year and I really enjoyed it. This article summarizes some of the lessons of that book in a really lovely way, including this fun, colour-coded visual that outlines the daily routines of 26 artists. The main point? There isn’t just one way to do your work. Another […]