Friday Early-Reader Blogging

It’s Friday, and more than that: it’s the last day of the semester! This particular semester has been a bit of a slog, and I’m not sure why. It’s possibly because I’m becoming more involved in more initiatives, both here on campus and in the wider librarianship community, that pull me in disparate directions. These are all good directions, of course, and things that are important and making a difference on campus and in the larger world — but they do leave me feeling like I’m squeezing my instruction into the cracks between them, rather than instruction being the core focus of my work.

But summer is upon us, and I have grand plans:

  • May will be the month when I finally write up the results of the research I did last fall and submit it for publication.
  • June will be devoted to preparing my pre-tenure review portfolio (see “publication” above!).
  • In July, I’ll be preparing to transform my presentations on assessment versus evaluation into a webcast for ACRL, scheduled for July 19.  Stay tuned for additional blatantly self-serving announcements; if I can’t pimp my webcast on my very own blog, where else can I? 🙂
  • And then August will be getting back into the swing of things and getting ready for the new semester.

So, with that in mind, here’s a gratuitous photo of an early reader:

Have a good weekend, everybody!