Favorite Moments

  • Accepting a position as Adult Services Manager at Loma Colorado Library, Rio Rancho, NM.
  • Taking great online classes for free: MOOCS.
  • Supervising work study students at Zollinger Library.
  • Receiving a job offer from Stanford University’s Green Library.
  • Meeting my online library school classmates in person.
  • Receiving travel funds to attend the ALA conference in New Orleans.
  • Creating the Zombies @ Zollinger LibGuide.
  • Discovering that I’m good at shelf reading.
  • Using web conferencing software to make a presentation to incoming library school graduate students.
  • Creating a professional presence online.
  • Learning how to do genealogical research.
  • Receiving a tour of the archives at the completely rebuilt Orradre Library, SCU, my alma mater.
  • Going  back to school as a digital immigrant in a completely online program.
  • Enjoying the view from the de Young Museum tower, pointing landmarks out to tourists.
  • Spending winter break volunteering at Yosemite.
  • Receiving a letter of gratitude from a postal customer, and then reminiscing with that customer eight years later.
  • Eating delicious foods at end-of-semester potlucks with ESL students.
  • Teaching Mexican moms at Painted Sky Elementary School.
  • Conducting a workshop at CATESOL, Pasadena, CA.
  • Spending Semana Santa in Zamora, Spain.
  • Receiving travel funds to attend the TESOL convention in Chicago, IL.
  • Line dancing at IEC certificate ceremonies.
  • Being promoted after just one semester at ALI.
  • Receiving a hug from Rumi, hearing her whisper that I was her favorite teacher.
  • Applying to Georgetown to prove my professor wrong, getting accepted, and receiving a full scholarship.
  • Shifting books at Orradre Library.
  • Reading Cien Anos de Soledad and don Quijote in Spanish.
  • Volunteering in my first ESL classroom as an undergraduate.
  • Spending the summer in Mexico City.
  • Receiving scholarships for college: AAUW, National Distiller’s.
  • 25 books in Livermore Public Library Summer Reading Olympics, 1979.
  • Bigfoot and Ann wins story writing contest, Dublin-Pleasanton Public Library, 1977.

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