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
What follows are some thoughts and impressions about the conference I’m attending, the Library Publishing Forum (#LPForum19). They aren’t fully formed as I am still digesting many aspects of what I heard and observed, so take them as they are. First, some general observations. As a first-time attendee, I expected to feel a bit of an […]Read More Thoughts about #LPForum19
I am fortunate enough to get to attend a conference in Vancouver, B.C. (see more @ #LPForum19). It is not a big conference and I don’t have a lot of time here, but I thought I’d take a few minutes to jot down some off-the-cuff observations after having arrived last night. It is refreshing to […]Read More Where other people say sorry, too
For me, this weekend is about taking a deep breath in preparation for the week to come. Classes wrap up and next weekend will be filled with graduation activities. In between, I’ll be flying out to Vancouver, B.C. to attend a library conference, trying to finish up all of my theology coursework, and preparing for […]Read More Taking a deep breath
I enjoyed seeing the latest art installation in Buswell Library yesterday afternoon, full of bright colors and conveying interesting themes from the student artists represented here.Read More Is this your art?
I visited the Holy City — Charleston, S.C. — for the second time in November 2016. It is one of my favorite places to visit in the world, with a mix of charm, beauty, diversity, and history that is hard to match anywhere else in the United States. The variety of dining and shopping opportunities […]Read More A visit to the Holy City