Thursday, January 21, 2010


I'm not much for anniversaries, but I thought it worth mentioning that this blog was born one year ago today.

I'm still figuring out what I'm doing here - I'm surprised by the fact that I'm still at it, pleased to have a forum for thoughts that don't fit under any of my official blogging duties for LANCR, CLA Montreal Chapter or Librarian Activist, and thrilled to be keeping my writing muscles strong. I do struggle to find ideas and to ensure I post (as) regularly (as humanly possible), but overall I'm glad I stuck this out past the OPL Web 2.0 course.

A big thank you to all of you who are readers, and to those of you who've linked to me on your blogs. I really appreciate the sense of community tied to the blogging world. You guys make it worth it, and every comment still makes me excited!

This is not a terribly inventive post, so sorry, guys! I'm off to teach and then work the aft/eve shift now.... And then spend the weekend with KARE-LYNNNNN!!!

Current projects: a reading map for the Olympics (damn straight I'm linking to that great article about the torch...), a booklist of kids' books about orchestras (yes, Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead will be in there), and various branch-related stuff, including a teen survey (send me your fav. Olympic and orchestra books!)

Currently reading: The Taken, by the mysterious Inger Ash Wolfe. It's a compelling read, even if I will never be a mystery addict.


  1. Keep it on going ma'm, you're doing it well. And need I say, you are a source of inspiration to us lowly library workers, and we keep on learning just by reading you! Great to have you around Alex! Pierre/NG

  2. Congratulations on keeping up your blog! Thanks for all your efforts, both online and in the branch!!! Kristina aka miss kris

  3. Congrats on your anniversary Alex! And my all-time favourite orchestra book is, of course, The Philharmonic Gets Dressed, by Karla Kuskin, but I'm sure you've got that on your list already!