Category: “What’s Your Normal?” Essays

Stories from APALA members on insights into their identities and what is “normal” for them.

“It’s a Mad World” by Raymond Wang

It’s a Mad World. Webster’s Dictionary defines “normal” as conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern. It seems that this definition of “normal” could easily be applied to librarianship in many different ways. We instruct, conduct reference interviews, create library policies, catalog items, create metadata standards, gather circulation stats, and develop collection assessment plans. Read More …

“My Personal Strategic Plan” by Leo Lo

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford “Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.” ~ David Letterman My Personal Strategic Plan (2012 – 2017): Mission (why I exist) To live a fun, purposeful, and extraordinary life, and make a positive contribution to the world Read More …