Parting is such Sweet Sorrow

To my amazing, terrific, talented, students:

I am leaving.

Thank you for the entertaining conversation, assistance in making me a better librarian, and providing me the opportunity to get to know you.

If you’d like to contact me, come by the Champaign Public Library or email me at

Wishing you all success in identifying credible sources, finding a new favorite book, and continued academic achievement.


Types of Media Bias

An amazing new article came up from AllSides on spotting media bias and identifying eleven different types.

“Journalism is tied to a set of ethical standards and values, including truth and accuracy, fairness and impartiality, and accountability. However, journalism today often strays from objective fact; the result is biased news. Bias isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but hidden media bias misleads, manipulates and divides us.

Seventy-two percent of Americans believe traditional news sources report fake news, falsehoods, or content that is purposely misleading. With trust in media declining, media consumers must learn how to spot types of media bias.

AllSides outlines 11 types of media bias, along with examples of their use in popular media outlets.



Happy New School Year!

I’m looking forward to meeting the new students, seeing old ones, and talking more about how amazing our library is!

Swing on by if you have any type of question. Suggestions include, but are not limited to:

  • “Where’s my next class?”
  • “What’s the difference between a European or an African swallow?”
  • “How do I print from my Chromebook?”
  • “What resources should I use for my paper?”
  • “How do I save then access files on my Chromebook?”
  • “How can I put a website together?”
  • “Which book should I read next?”
  • “How is your dog?”

I have loads planned at the library this year! We’re going to be hosting monthly programming the last Wednesday of the month during homeroom, celebrate banned books with prizes, learn what everyone’s favorite book is with March Madness, have a Reader Scholarship (!!!), canned food drives to reduce late fees, and more!

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