Monthly Archives: February 2009

from access to association

Yesterday was the start of the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference, which is being held at UCLA. (There was actually a reception on Monday night at the Fowler Museum but, since I’m on a vanpool, I haven’t been attending any of the evening events.) I went to the office first before trekking to Covel Commons […]

denver midwinter

From January 22-26, I was in Denver for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. There were lots of banners welcoming ALA to Denver along the 16th Street Mall and around the Convention Center. The following two pictures are of 16th Street. That’s the gold-domed Colorado State Capitol Building in the background of the second picture. This is […]

honoring history

I was very excited when Obama got elected, but from the time of the election to January, I was preoccupied with other things to pay too much attention (i.e., illness, holidays, work). But, during this period, I did notice, on a colleague’s Facebook status, that Northeastern University Libraries was hosting an all-day inauguration day viewing, […]

library deja vu

While at UVA, we took a campus tour, which included a stop at the Brown Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall. I’m not sure why they chose that library to show us, but I think it may be because of the murals. As soon as I saw those murals, I thought, hey, I’ve seen […]

university of virginia

Last October, I visited DC. One of the things I did while I was there was to accompany a friend of mine to the University of Virginia (UVA). I’ve heard of Charlottesville and UVA (I knew they have Rare Book School there), so I was very interested in going. Plus, I was keen on leaf-peeping, […]

clark library

On September 22, 2008, I, along with a couple of UCLA librarians and reference desk assistants-in-training, went on a field trip to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Though the Clark Library is one of many UCLA libraries, it really is a trek to get there since it is located 13 miles across town, near […]

apala social

On September 20, 2008, APALA held its 3rd Southern California social. I was so glad to finally be in LA to attend one. (I had seen emails on the listserv about the two other socials, as well as those held in Northern California, and I was envious.) This time around, we met for dimsum at […]


(written July 19, 2008) Last week, I got a book that I ordered through interlibrary loan. It’s called Three Gay Tales from Grimm by Wanda Gag. Having taken a class in undergrad called “Queering the Canon,” I thought it would be a queering of three Grimm tales. And I figured it would be worth looking […]


(written July 12, 2008) The other night, I went to the bookstore with my sister and her family. In the hour that we were there, I read the last two books of The Spiderwick Chronicles. This officially means that I have read the entire series of five books at bookstores. For my sister’s family, going […]


During ALA Annual 2008, I met up for lunch with my mentor, Rebecca Stuhr. Rebecca is a Collection Development & Preservation Librarian and Associate Professor at Grinnell College. She is my mentor through the ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program. I have had quite a few […]