books & reading, dementia & brain health

Quacks or facts?

In my role as a health educator, I deal on a near-daily basis with claims of treatment and cure for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. I see the range of emotions that people experience upon receiving a new diagnosis: worry and uncertainty, but also optimism and hope. And I know the deep fear that many… Continue reading Quacks or facts?

books & reading, library & information science

My Harry Potter shame

Confessions of a future librarian: I have not read the Harry Potter series. Most of my adult life, it's been a glaring gap in my cultural knowledge, but something I've mostly been able to successfully socially navigate. That is, until I began a Master of Library and Information Science program last year. Because there is… Continue reading My Harry Potter shame

library & information science

ALA Seattle recap

I recently returned from my first American Library Association (ALA) conference, with a pad full of notes, a bag full of books, and a head full of ideas. I'm still early in my MLIS studies and don't work in a library - so why spend a week of precious PTO attending a library conference? Firstly,… Continue reading ALA Seattle recap