i’m excited, and terrified, and eager to meet everyone who is joining us in Austin (in March, in the sun – i’m no dummy) to talk about leadership, technology, and gender.
on a personal level, preparing for this reminded me of my BA, which i re-started about 10 years ago when i decided i wanted to jump through the MLIS hoop and join this world. (i have a minor in women’s studies [shout out to the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, where i did my first “libraryland” work converting the library’s card catalogue to a spreadsheet] and a major in poli sci where i focused on the media’s representations of female politicians and athletes for, uh, all of my work.) i’m not going to lie, i’m really itching to get back to that kind of discourse. i’m also much more aware of the world, especially the academic environment, than i was back then.
i like tough conversations. i like learning. and i especially like knowing this isn’t going to be the last time this topic is discussed by my colleagues.
okay. mostly, i’m excited.