Thursday, December 08, 2016

Learning new things

Well, I'm now working 30 hours a week.  Half time at my former job and 10 hours as a managing editor for the Journal.  Things are going a well, but it means I'm in my car much more...except when it gives me an error message, but that is another story...

I've started listening to podcasts more.  I have a handful that I listen to all the time, and a few new ones which I've added.  As I find interesting things to listen to, or specific episodes, I'm going to try and share them here.

Today's find was FOUND.  It is a podcast that is the companion to the website and journal of the same name. 

They had a two episode series on found to-do lists.  Here are links to the two episodes.  There is some swearing in the second one.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Anybody out there?

I'm trying to decide if I want to blog or not.   Yom Kippur just ended,  so this is a good time to start a new

I've had some job changes since spring.   I've returned to the Spielberg Film Archive with a half time position,  and I'm also working as the Co-managing editor for the Annual, Studies in Contemporary Jewry.   My job consists of finding books which the journal should review,  ordering the books and contacting academics in order to get them to write reviews.   I'm also editing the articles for the journal.   The people I work with are great,  and I find the work  interesting.   Some of the articles are a challenge for me to understand,  but I'm learning lots about many different subjects. 

In other news,  I now have two kids not in elementary school,  so they are responsible for their own transportation (public buses)  and I have no idea of their schedules!  Hopefully by November I'll figure it out.

I'm trying to figure out my goals for the coming year.  I'm not good at doing this,  but I think there are some changes I need to make for myself.
     * improve my health /weight
     * get my hobby equipment  (mostly knitting)  organized
     * learn a new skill (sewing... With my sewing machine)
     * scheduling of household tasks (laundry,  cleaning,  cooking)  so they don't stress me out.

I also want to learn new things and share what I've learned.  Hopefully this blog will be my tool for sharing.

Time to sleep and think this all through.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Return to my profession

During the past twelve months, I feel like I've been returning to my 'roots' as a librarian. Cataloging, material selection, collection evaluation, de-selection, and slowly reference (still not many library visitors) have all brought me back.

I've found some online support both in Israel and worldwide. I'vealways been proud to be a librarian, and that has just grown. I recently came across a librarian podcast which is including a serialized version of a book which everyone should read, librarians and non-librarians alike. It is called Expect More by David Lankes.  The serialized podcast is just one option. You can also find the printed text online. Please give a try and let me know what you think. I'd like to share it with the world, and honestly, I've only listened to the inspirational introduction, so far.