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What Your Library Actually Needs During National Library Week

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Stephanie Chase, Executive Director for the Libraries of Eastern Oregon and Founding Principal at Constructive Disruption. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter. What I’m Listening to: covers of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” just to see if any of them stand up to the original What I’m Reading: The … Continued

This Is Your Permission to Take a Break

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Stephanie Chase, a librarian, former longtime municipal department head, and organizational development and strategy consultant in Portland, OR. Stephanie is the Executive Director of the Libraries of Eastern Oregon, a 15 county resource-sharing cooperative, and founding principal of Constructive Disruption. Connect on LinkedIn and Twitter and read her past ELGL posts. What I’m Reading: books from … Continued

In Praise of “Slow”

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Stephanie Chase, Executive Director of the Libraries of Eastern Oregon and Founding Principal of the Constructive Disruption consultancy. Follow Stephanie on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m Reading: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell (space opera FTW) What I’m Listening to: What Would Danbury Do? podcast (a deep dive into the Bridgerton … Continued

A Year in Books

Today’s Buzz is by Stephanie Chase, Executive Director of the Libraries of Eastern Oregon — connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter What I’m Reading: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race (20th Anniversary Edition) by Beverly Daniel Tatum What I’m Listening to: A Charlie Brown Christmas. That album … Continued

Our Personal Responsibility in Land Acknowledgement

Today’s Buzz is by Stephanie Chase — connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter What I’m Reading: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam What I’m Watching: The Great on Hulu, Tony McNamara (of The Favourite)’s “occasionally true story” of Catherine the Great When I’m Not Reading: trying to get out to enjoy the fall weather before the Oregon rains begin … Continued

A Few Thoughts on Change

Today’s Buzz is by Stephanie Chase — connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter What I’m Reading: Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel What I’m Watching: waaaay too much Food Network (Guy Fieri goes to some amazing places, y’all) When I’m Not Reading: experimenting with tiki drinks for my 5pm cocktail ***** I remember clearly one facilitated work session … Continued

“Due to patriarchy, I am behind in emails” : Supporting Families at Work

Today’s Buzz is by Stephanie Chase — connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter What I’m Reading: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson What I’m Watching: Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You When I’m Not Reading: Let’s be honest: playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons.     Recently, Khara Jabola-Carolus’ out-of-office statement made waves on … Continued

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