This is it: my final project

Photo by Aalok Atreya on Unsplash A picture is worth a thousand words Anonymous Sometimes, a powerful picture can read us. When I saw this photo today, I saw myself in between two worlds, before and after COETAIL. You can be surprised to hear that but it’s the way I see myself. Perhaps, it’s important…

A sense of belonging: my community engagement

…within this process of incessant learning lies the secret of living the adventure called life, to its fullest. The more you learn, the more you blossom. Pulki Sharma, The speaking tree. Times of India From lurking to connecting When I started my COETAIL journey, I realized that I was a lurker. I was following some…

Is it show time? Librarians as mentors during a crisis

Photo by Johnson Wang on Unsplash This is our moment!  It’s time to showcase! Let’s show who we are!  All these weeks, I’m reading articles about how librarians can support their community during this pandemic. It makes me wonder about our role, our level of collaboration with our community, and their expectations. As I mentioned…

Empathy in times of crisis

Be brave is uncomfortable Brené Brown “Once upon a time, there was a beautiful place called ‘Wondercity’, all their citizens were happy doing what they know, day after day, week after week, year after year. Only when the “mastermind” changes different areas of their routines every 5 years, they change. Otherwise, they will continue on…

Planning?! sooner or later

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Yes, it’s true. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the things that I have to do, I think I should do, and what I believe have to do.  Trying to solve these emotions- and feel relieved!- I will write a To-do list, add…

Courage & deep learning = a magic formula

Some months ago, I watched on Netflix Brene Brown’s ‘The call to Courage’. It made me wonder about myself and my life: what I have done, my failures, and the risks I have taken.  Next year, I will turn 50. Unbelievable but true. I feel empowered and I see myself as a courageous woman. I…