Jana Rambles 22.1

This started as a Facebook post to accompany a playlist I have been working on lately, but it quickly became unsuitably long. It's a different pace from what I usually write and doesn't completely fit my blog's theme, but I hope that you can get something out of this, or at least enjoy the playlist at the end.

Let’s Talk About Advent Calendars – 12 Days of Christmas 2021 Day 3

You probably do not need a special calendar to remind you when December 25 is, but we all could use a daily reminder to focus on why we are celebrating this day and in this season. Today's post is a bit of a vent, although it does have a substantial point, so if that doesn't sound appropriately holly and jolly to you for a Christmas post, feel free to duck out now.

All Around the Blogosphere Tag

Welcome to Friday, Reader! Remember a few posts back when I mentioned that Oklahoma actually seemed to be following the calendar, and things were cooling down like fall is supposed to? This week we decided to go back to Spring! Which honestly isn't that surprising. Tornado sirens before dawn, on the other hand, are surprising.... Continue Reading →

September Rambling

Today's post is brought to you by chamolille-fueled late-night homework sessions, the atmosphere of the picture book section in the library, chillhop background music, and the maple leaf-shaped lights that are strung across the top of my desk. No, this post isn't sponsored. These are just a few of the things I'm appreciating during a... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Music for Reading + Help Me Build A New Playlist!

Today I want to do something a little different, while still writing a bookishly fun post. The idea for this post started as a Monday Mini about the music I listen to while reading and studying, but I think it will be even more fun to hear from you!

Back to (Library!) School // Semester 4 Overview

It's a habit of mine to share a little about the classes I am taking each semester as I pursue an MLS degree, and the fall semester started Monday. Usually, I have a pretty good grasp from the beginning on how each class will go. This semester, however, is a little less structured than previous... Continue Reading →

“Why Do You Need A Master’s Degree To Alphabetize?” Or, Library School Semester 3 Overview

Welcome back, Reader! Today's post goes out to the customer my colleague interacted with a while ago who was obstinate over the fact that becoming a titled Librarian requires a Master's Degree, because he knew the alphabet before he was in kindergarten and "that's really all you need!" I'm here to inform you that the alphabet is not the only thing you need to know to work in a library. I could go on a tirade about the ignorance of such a statement and detail some of the many skills and knowledge needed to be an adequate, much less good, librarian, but I don't think that would do anyone much good. Instead I'm going to tell you about the classes I'm taking this summer and the role the topics they cover play in librarianship.

You Mean You Don’t Just Read All Day? Or, What it Takes to Become a Librarian // Semester 2 Overview

Hello, Reader! There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding what it means to be a librarian and what is required to get a library science degree. Even within the bookish community, it can be easy to assume that what you see is all there is when actually there is a lot more work, study, and... Continue Reading →

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