Blog Post 5: Choose Your Own Adventure–Public Libraries and Gender (and How a Possible Stalker Taught me to Value the Safety of the Library Space)

With my planning project and director’s brief in mind, I am interested in designing/planning a new service (or two) for a public library setting. So I thought it a good idea to choose my own adventure in…public libraries! I am interested in public libraries as spaces of connection, and by connection, I understand it in […]

Mata Amritanandamayi: The Hugging Saint as a Servant-Leader (with Lessons for LIS Professionals)

In the summer of 2011, I met Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma, the “hugging saint” from India. I was completing my training as a Hatha Yoga instructor, and one of our teacher-training fieldtrips was a visit to Amma’s ashram in San Ramon, California. Amma was making one of her visits to California to give […]