Saturday, September 26, 2015

Appliqued bicycle jerseys

A black cat, Miss Starfire, reclines behind a bicycle helmet, patterned in swirls of green, yellow and brown, that has been positioned atop two folded sports jerseys. The left jersey, a mint-green v-neck, is decorated with a green peace symbol aplique sewn onto a peace of worn blue floral brocade fabric. The orange scoop-necked jersey on the right is decorated with a piece of mustard-yellow on mustard-yellow embroidery inside a 'picture frame' of patterned fabric, light-brown leaves against a darker shade of brown.

Applique designs give exciting new appeal to second-hand bicycle jerseys. On the mint-green V-neck, the peace medallion was made of T-shirt knit fabric layered onto brocade.

RVUUF website Calendar of Events

One project this summer involved professional web-editing for Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. I was hired to locate (or generate) content, edit and post it to RVUUF’s WordPress site.

Friday, September 25, 2015

New books for library: Always a highlight

With a new year at Bellview, I’ve resumed management of daily library operations. I do my best to keep the collection as current as possible: adding titles to my recommendation list based on student interests and curriculum support. Always a highlight: placing that order and awaiting a shipment of books!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mystery bicycle light

Bike light in green clamp wrapped around front-left fork of bicycle near wheel rim

Here’s a mystery twist to my bicycle commute. I worked at Bellview Elementary School this morning, then rode to Body Support Systems, Inc. Someone attached this light to my bicycle fork at some time during the day. When did it arrive? At which work site did someone attach this to my bike? I didn’t notice it when I left Bellview, but the light’s cheerful green contrast against my bike’s teal frame caught my attention right away when I left Body Support Systems, Inc.

Cross-posted from Librarian on a Bicycle

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Oregon Battle of the Books in Bellview library

Books arranged upright with covers facing forward on a shelf-top display next to green sign proclaiming 'Oregon Battle of the Books.'  Titles with author names to come.

Several of the titles for Oregon Battle of the Books have arrived in Bellview library! I spent the past couple of days getting books ready for use and putting them out on display. By the time I left today, many of these titles were already in students’ hands. Big thanks to Bellview PTO, which purchased the books, and volunteers who applied each book’s barcode. This library assistant really appreciates the support.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Town Square Academia, life and learning outside campus walls

I’m continually intrigued by the decoupling of education from the university setting. This latest example, Town Square Academia in the Upper Galilee Region in Israel, offers free courses with direct relevance to “life outside the campus walls.”

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Library Card Sign-Up Month in Bellview library

Sign on counter-top reads, 'The Most Important School Supply of All. Sign up for a free library card at your public library.' Below, it displays information for Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Children's Department: 541-774-6995

The beginning of a new school year coincides with Library Card Sign-Up Month. One year ago, I designed this sign promoting Jackson County Library Services, and once again this year, I put it out on display in Bellview Elementary School library. The sign specifically highlights resources through our Ashland library, and when I first designed the sign I made it available to Ashland library children’s department staff. I encourage children’s department staff at other JCLS branches to download the file from Slideshare.