Hello everyone! I'm writing a book for ALA Editions on food literacy and programming in libraries. ALA Editions is the publishing arm of the American Library Association so I'm seeking input from librarians on programming related to food and culinary skills. Follow this link to take the survey: Food-Related Library Programs Survey It should only... Continue Reading →
While in South America, my sister and mom alternately check my PO box. Here's what came in today's mail: For those of you in the know, you get how huge this is. For those of you not in the know, let me explain. L. Ron Hubbard, other than being known for Scientology, was first and... Continue Reading →
It usually starts with a phrase or a complete sentence. This will come to me out of nowhere, or sometimes inspired by one of the many "what if" questions I ponder throughout the day. Everything I see is potential fodder for a story. How did that crack in the wall get there? Why was that... Continue Reading →
The average Brit checks their smartphone 221 times daily and has their eyes (and hands) glued to the device roughly 3 hours each day (itproportal). According to a very scientific conversion formula, that means that Americans must check their phones exactly 3,554 times daily, spending nearly 18.74 hours on their devices. That seems legit, right?... Continue Reading →
You have a day entirely to yourself. No deadlines are pending and you can do whatever you want. How do you spend your day?
I've seen many terms for "process mapping" including value stream mapping, narrative journey maps, or business process architecture. In essence, these varying techniques are all similar in one basic respect: They are techniques for visually mapping out the steps to a process or procedure. The purpose for doing such is tri-fold: to obtain an overview... Continue Reading →
For the hardworking professional, it can be hard to "turn off" at night and get the rest we truly need. Try out these tips for ways to wind down before your head hits the pillow: 1. Jump Around As simple as running around your house or dropping some crazy dance moves to your favorite song,... Continue Reading →