J. Willard Marriott Resident Librarian Blog

Long time, no posting!It has been since March or April since I posted last. This was not due to neglect but rather the fact that I wanted to do a compilation post updating everyone on my summer travels. Between the months of May and August,...

April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.-The Waste Land, first 7 lines, by T.S. Eliot I love spring. This surprises people,...

Hello again, lovely people! I hope your New Year is going well, whether you celebrate the Western solar new year, or the Lunar New Year. I happen to celebrate both. Double trouble!I don't have much to update on my project rotation. I'm doing reference. I'm...

Hello, internet! The semester has started and things are in full-swing. And that means I have started the work for my second rotation. This semester, I am located in Research and User Services and Copyright and Scholarly Communication. Copyright and Reference are two things I...

Happy New Year! Insert joke about not having written since last year here!Welcome to 2018, friends. I have always loved celebrating the coming of the new year, as it always fills everyone with such a sense of purpose and renewal. Also, I'm a Capricorn, and...

I'm writing this post today in between interview meetings for a search committee I'm on. Considering I was on the other side of this process in early April, it's interesting to be the person evaluating a candidate. One thing I've appreciated about being on a...

Hello again! I swear I'm going to start writing posts that aren't just about what I've been doing soon.This past month feels like it's gone on forever. Perhaps it's because I've been so busy? I'm not sure. I think I'm getting more and more settled...

Wow, what a busy month. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write the reflection for my first month, but that's probably because I wrote it a week late.This second month has been a lot like the first month, except the semester...

It's been almost two months since I started working here at the Marriott Library, and it has been a month since I began my project rotations. Somehow, it is nothing like I expected! Here are some updates as to what I've been doing, as well...

Hello, world!My name is Jessica L. Colbert, and I'm the new Resident Librarian at the Marriott Library. It's been a few weeks since I started work, and I'm finally starting to settle in. Now that I am almost done with training, I thought it would...