Art Libraries Society of North American Conference, 2015. Photo by Catherine Robertson/PEM.
It was 6:10am on a cold, windy Thursday morning in Boston, Massachusetts when my plane took off for Fort Worth, Texas and my first ever ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) national conference. This was also my first foray into the great state of Texas, land of Southern hospitality and all things cowboy. I had been looking forward to this trip since its planning inception in September, 2014 and could hardly believe that the day had finally arrived. Read more
Three books written by Alberto Manguel are included in my personal library, The Library at Night, A History of Reading, and A Reader on Reading. I refer to these texts on a regular basis, pulling them out to read at night during which I realize that being a librarian is who I am, not only what I do professionally. Books are a passion for me, a place of refuge, learning, laughter, and awe. They seduce me by their titles, the feel of them in my hands, and the promise of hours of pleasure or challenge.