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Now and Next (January 28, 2024)

Some things I’m working on and thinking about now…

Now

  • making a little progress on activating and functionalizing this website again - I’ve set up my reading and listening logs for 2024, and I have them propagating to the main ‘now’ page

  • inspired into reading kidlit and yalit again after the ALA Youth Media Awards, book talks to librarians from King’s English booksellers, and otherwise finding a lot of intriguing titles while doing collection development work for Sora

  • focusing on collection development work for Sora, and also carving out space for myself to actually do some catalog improvement work

  • laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, cooking, &c.

  • taking baby steps towards being more deliberate and thoughtful about food and shopping choices in terms of quality, variety, supporting local businesses, paying in cash at local businesses, sustainable and fair trade products, &c.

Next

  • a bunch of movies I want to see in the theaters, award nominees coming back, etc, but I haven’t gone once yet

  • Plan and prep the garden and yard for spring

  • cook a bunch of stuff

  • compile and share ‘top titles’ in the school libraries for 2023

  • research and plan my cataloging breakout for UCET/UELMA conference in March

  • get doing stuff outside - hiking, snowshoeing, or at the least yardwork and taking Luna on walks

  • honest writing


Visit the main ‘now’ page to see my growing library of dynamically generated activity logs and links to my past ‘now’ updates.

Credit for the ‘now’ page concept goes to Derek Sivers. I tend to get aspirational when I update it, so I’ve decided to embrace that by adding a ‘next’ section.


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