Metacognition matters.

This blog post supports my presentations at the Fourth Annual Reading Apprenticeship conference at Renton Technical College, March 9-10, 2018. Reading Apprenticeship and the Research Paper Assignment - Slides Reading for Success: How to Integrate RA Routines with Your College Success Course - Slides Use the Research Reading Log to help students interact with articles… Continue reading Metacognition matters.


Did you know the ACRL Oregon/Washington joint conference has been held annually since 1981? A little history lesson from University of Puget Sound Science Liaison Librarian Eli Gandour-Rood, ACRL Washington chapter President: I am happy to share that some digging into our respective chapter archives revealed that the Oregon ACRL chapter, started in 1975, held… Continue reading ACRLPNW 2017

Tell me it’s more than a t-shirt.

On Friday, January 20th, I was on my way to Atlanta for the American Library Association Midwinter meeting, and I was looking forward to two things: staying with my friend Jessica and filling my suitcase with free books. Things I was not looking forward to included: crowds, long lines for the bathroom, awkward exhibit hall… Continue reading Tell me it’s more than a t-shirt.

Today is my day to remind the world why I am here.

Last Saturday, I mailed 75 holiday cards to destinations ranging from Sheffield, England and Killin, Scotland, to more domestic addresses like Denver, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. For the past three years, I’ve included a photocopied, handwritten “Best of” list with my cards. It's an assortment of favorite books, music, memories, things I’ve… Continue reading Today is my day to remind the world why I am here.