One of my passion projects is running The Library Collective, a small non-profit dedicated to innovative librarianship. At the heart of our efforts is a unique style of collaboration. So, my co-founder, Corey Halaychik, and I penned a column for the journal of Collaborative Librarianship that outlines how we use (and don’t use) collaboration to create a professional development environment that embraces creativity, celebrates failure, and doesn’t cost a fortune. You can download and read our article for free right here.
I was interviewed for two recent articles on responses to mass shootings:
Processing Grief: Archivists, Librarians, and Museum Professionals Help Communities Heal on the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History magazine, and
an AP news article published in the Tampa Bay Times Garden provides place to mourn Las Vegas shooting victims.
The continued relevance of The Story of the Stuff and interview requests sadden me deeply, and the thoughts I expressed in the Perspectives piece are so true to my sentiment:
Maynor says she’s “curious to see if we’re at a turning point” when it comes to creating new condolence collections. With each mass shooting, she says, “people are responding with either apathy or activism” (as in the case of Parkland). “There seems to be much less expression of grief because we’ve been grieving. We’ve been grieving for a decade since Virginia Tech.” She hopes that the country is at a juncture: “My personal hope would be . . . that we’re able to prevent a lot of this from happening in the first place.”