Happy new year!

2020 arrived, and after a slightly longer Christmas holiday than usual, it was a little hard to get everything in our daily lives rolling again. But – after a few days we were back on track.

In 2019 I had 11 postings on this blog, and 11 (oddly enough) on my Norwegian blog. I posted my remarks and notes from the excellent LOEX conference I attended in Minneapolis in May, and I wrote a couple of posts about teaching and stuff I read. The frequency of my blogging is a little up and down, but I write when I feel like it and have something to say – not just to keep the number of blog posts up.

I don’t have New Years resolutions, but I believe in small, incremental improvements in life – like reading something new, writing a letter (not just a text) to an old friend, going for a walk more often and being kinder to my self (i.e. not always focussing on all the things I didn’t do that day). This year, I’ll take a credit bearing class for the first time in a few years, and I look forward to it – and dreading it all at once. It looks like a very interesting course, and if I can pull it off I think it will be of use to me. The course is called Science and the media, and is a part of the Master’s program in Journalism at Oslomet university. The course examines the relationship between academia and the media, and it is certainly very relevant to the communications part of my job at the library.

Taking a credit bearing course will give me the opportunity (and mild pressure) to read something new to me, and outside the library field. That also means that I have to put a pin in the rest of my reading this spring. I’ll be lucky to get through the required reading list of my course, and it is with a bit of a heavy heart and a slight sigh that I realise I have no chance of getting through this stuff (see image) this spring. Well – it’ll just have to wait. And it will be all the sweeter when I get to it later. 🙂

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Pile of interesting books on teaching that I will have to save for later.