2018 Intentions

New Years Resolutions comic from PhD Comics

My resolution intention for 2018 is to unsilo myself. I have been too afraid of speaking up and out in my professional life. The Twitter backlash is real. I am going to reach out to folks who inspire me, who I admire to collaborate. I am going to share more of my work with the internet and on campus. Creating this blog is one way of achieving this intention.

A bit about me, to get this ball rolling:

I am a planner. I have had a rolling 5 year plan for more than a decade. At the beginning of each year I set goals to help accomplish further goals. Because of this, I have the tendency to have tunnel vision. My intention is to broaden my vision.

I am a first year PhD student in information studies. This happened last summer when I finally achieved one of the goals that had been on my list for far too long.

I work full-time as an academic librarian. I am at a small liberal arts campus in Wisconsin where I work closely with students on their research, and faculty on their teaching. I teach a for-credit course, Information Economy, in the Interdisciplinary Studies department.

My goals for 2018, in no particular order:

  • 52 weekly journal entries, in the form of lists via the 52 Lists Project
  • 26 blog posts
  • 15 non-school books
  • 5 rolls of film shot
  • 3 travel trips
  • 2 half marathons
  • 2 conference presentations
  • 1 publication

Welcome! Going forward you will find posts about instruction, intellectual freedom, privacy, critical evaluation, and other work I find valuable.

image via PhD Comics


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