Calling all Librarians!
As states and cities start to reopen after a three month lockdown, most groups and organizations are in a rush to return to a sense of normalcy. One of those organizations are public libraries. During the lockdown, the importance of libraries and their position in society has become more dominant and essential in people’s lives. Because of this, city and state governments are quick to reopen public libraries, to plug those holes that people have been lacking in their lives.
But that means librarians and staff are left out in the cold. Because who are the people that are going to be at the frontlines and dealing with the public the most?Continue reading “Librarians: Let Our Voices Be Heard”
I am not good at talking about politics or current events. Just because I have been silent on social media about what is going on, does not mean that I am not aware that I do not care about what is going on. My heart broke when I saw that video. My soul was in despair when another minority was lost to police brutality.Continue reading “The Heart of the Matter”
I was going to start this blog post with “In these distressing times” but I don’t think I need to give any more attention on how stressful and anxiety-inducing this situation. The coronavirus has caused most of society to take a step back from the normal routines of their daily lives and slow down, something that I feel most people feel that they are incapable of doing. Most of us, by choice or requirement, are self-isolating ourselves in which cabin fever can hit people hard (I went through it during the NYC Transit Strike and it is not pretty).
Social distancing, what may be a scary term, can also be an enlightening and interesting adventure. You can take this time of uncertainty to learn more about yourself. Just ask any of your fellow introverts and to them, social distancing is a blessing in disguise. Even though staying at home is the dream, just being cooped up can cause anyone to go insane.
So if you are trying to keep yourself sane and entertain yourself at the same time, here are some sure-fire ways that will get you through this “period”. They might be mundane, they might not provide the same social stimulation that a bar or a restaurant gives, but instead, you’ll receive intellectual and mind boosting simulation. Continue reading “How to Cope Through Social Distancing”