The work of relabeling thousands of books at the HoneyRock library stretches on. About three years ago when the relabeling project was first proposed, we estimated that the work would take two full weeks. However, we don’t have that much time. Michele and I decided to extend our stay for a few more days in […]Read More That squirrel has an Oreo!
I am currently in a happy place. We are staying a week at Wheaton College’s Northwoods campus, HoneyRock. Although it’s not a vacation (we are relabeling the HoneyRock library’s ~4,200 books to use LC call numbers instead of Dewey), I’m enjoying the atmosphere, the quiet moments in nature, the beautiful weather, and time spent with […]Read More A happy place
Later today, if all goes well, Cohen will be home again, and I’m really looking forward to that. I am sure he will be tired (their flight departs Guatemala City early this a.m. and they have a fairly long bus ride from the city where they’ve been working to get to Guatemala City), but also […]Read More Father’s Day weekend
It’s hard to believe that today is the first day of June. I was awakened early this morning by yet another thunderstorm. We have had an inordinate amount of rainfall here, resulting in extensive flooding and big delays in planting various crops. Plus it is just downright gloomy a lot of the time. Up until […]Read More June is bustin’ out all over
The title of this blog post is a quote from a bizarre movie we watched many times when I was a kid, called The Producers, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. There was a particularly wacky scene about a theatrical production called “It’s Springtime for Hitler in Germany” in which a character sang an anti-war […]Read More The power of a little flower
Although I knew for some time that it was in the works, I was very pleased to read this week’s announcement from the iSchool at Illinois, my alma mater and where I teach part-time, that its first endowed professorship has been established. The Mildred M. Luther and Kathryn Luther Henderson Professorship in Preservation and Technical […]Read More An endowed professorship in honor of my mentor
As usually happens, the past week had its ups and downs. Although the academic year at Wheaton College finished last week and the campus is therefore much quieter, work at Buswell Library continues at a very busy pace. For example, now is the busiest time of the year for finishing up financial transactions to ensure […]Read More Online teaching and more