I’m not sure why the conversation about feminism between Roxane Gay and Erica Jong, which took place in September 2015 at the Decatur Book Festival, is getting publicity on social media right now. I’ve seen several links to it in… Continue Reading White fragility and toxic white feminism, a demonstration
This text was originally posted by me on Twitter 2/24/2017 in reaction to this tweet by Vann R. Newkirk II, @fivefifths: As many of us white people are now awakening to the meanness, violence, and fear propagated by our current government, we need… Continue Reading White awakening: What we’ve missed
This is the second part in a series. See Part 1, on Impostor Syndrome, Dunning-Kruger, and Compassion. The job search process can be so secretive. Rarely do people make it widely know that they are on the job market. And once… Continue Reading What I learned during my job search, part 2
The news is out: I’m leaving NYU to become Associate Director for Information Technology at Ohio State University Libraries, reporting to Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries Damon Jaggers. Aside from the excitement of taking on a new challenge under a new boss… Continue Reading What I learned during my job search, part 1
This is the text and slides of a keynote I delivered on June 11 at the inaugural Oberlin Library Group Digital Scholarship Conference, at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. I. Introduction I’ve been trying to make my talks and… Continue Reading Tech-ing to Transgress: Putting Values into Library Practice
Last Friday and Saturday I attended the Barnard Scholar & Feminism Conference XL: Action on Education. The LX means it’s the 40th year of the this conference, but they also playfully reclaimed the “extra large” connotation as well. You can read… Continue Reading Quick recap of Barnard’s Scholar & Feminism Conference XL: Action on Education
ARL just came out with this poster Minority Representation in US ARL University Libraries as of 2012-2013: Taking a Closer Look at the Evidence. The two findings that stand out for me are 1) that women still make less then their counterparts… Continue Reading We have work to do: Minority Representation in US ARL University Libraries as of 2012-2013
Update: Librarians donate over $10,000 to the Ada Initiative! On the first day of a 7-day challenge, librarians came through and met the goal. Now we’re looking at stretch goals. See the post above for details. —– I haven’t been blogging for… Continue Reading Using our Influence: Why I support the Ada Initiative
There was recently a conversation on a list that I mostly lurk on about the relationship between kindness and leadership. General consensus was that kindness is an essential aspect of leadership and should be cultivated. I took issue with this suggestion.… Continue Reading What lies behind admonitions to be kind?
To: Thomas Friedman, Organizer, Next New World forum (contact link for Friedman is here) Meg Whitman, President and CEO, HP; Sponsor of Next New World forum Nicholas B. Dirks, Chancellor, University of California Berkeley; Sponsor of Next New World forum, firstname.lastname@example.org Janet Napolitano, President, University… Continue Reading Will the “Next New World” really have so few women and people of color?
Yesterday I was reading through some older email and found a nice list of project management tools to try. I clicked through to look at a few of them and decided to also look at the teams who built them.… Continue Reading I wouldn’t want be on their team. Would you?
Months ago when I heard from Rachel Frick that she was working with others to organize a summit on leadership and gender, I volunteered immediately to help in any way I can. As a woman in a “woman’s profession,” where… Continue Reading Learning to See by Listening to Others: On Discrimination in Libraries
[Update: check out the growing LTG Summit Zotero Library] — Spoiler: the answer is NO. I’m on the Advisory Committee of the upcoming Leadership, Technology, and Gender Summit taking place March 19-21, 2014 in Austin, Texas, following the Electronic Resources & Libraries… Continue Reading Are we talking enough about gender bias and discrimination in the library profession?
Last week was a busy news week for women who work. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, issued a memo to her employees saying they could no longer work from home. Yahoo is in bad shape and apparently Mayer believes the ban… Continue Reading Women and work, flexibility and management