My Top 10 Reads of 2020

This year I read 150 books, and though it was a bit of a mixed bag with plenty of books I didn't finish and lots of reading for classes, there were still a number of great books. In fact there were well over 30 books this year that I unreservedly loved, and narrowing it down … Continue reading My Top 10 Reads of 2020

End of 2020 Roundup: December 6 – January 2

My gingerbread house - modeled off of a 1920s movie theater. Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week (or so) I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings Finishing the semester … Continue reading End of 2020 Roundup: December 6 – January 2

Multi-Week Roundup: November 8 – December 5

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week (or so) I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings No idea where November went. It was a blur of cold weather and writing … Continue reading Multi-Week Roundup: November 8 – December 5

When You Need a Good Book: Readers’ Advisory

In my reference class this semester we've been talking about how to find books for patrons in need of a new great read. The holidays are fast approaching and maybe you're planning on getting a book for yourself or for someone else this holiday season. Need a good recommendation? You can drop a comment on … Continue reading When You Need a Good Book: Readers’ Advisory

Thoughts on the Princess Diaries Series, 11 Years Later

This has been a strange year for reading. There are times when I've devoured books, and other times where I don't read anything (except required reading) for weeks. I wanted to reread a series, more for comfort than anything else, and I decided to pick something other than the Harry Potter books, which I reread … Continue reading Thoughts on the Princess Diaries Series, 11 Years Later

Multi-Week Roundup: October 11 – November 7

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings Okay. So October was basically a blur and November is shaping up the same way. My … Continue reading Multi-Week Roundup: October 11 – November 7

Smuggling Timbuktu’s Libraries: Preservation and Protecting Manuscripts Against Human Threats

By Unknown author - EurAstro : Mission to Mali, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8654070 Today I'm sharing a short paper I wrote for my preservation class on Timbuktu's libraries. It's basically presented here in its original state except for some images that I've added. For the class we were instructed to research a library disaster and the response … Continue reading Smuggling Timbuktu’s Libraries: Preservation and Protecting Manuscripts Against Human Threats

Weekly Roundup October 4 – October 10

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings I don't normally get very personal on this blog--I like to focus more on what I'm … Continue reading Weekly Roundup October 4 – October 10

My First IKEA Hack: Building Myself a Desk

I am really proud of this new desk, which was fairly simple to make and only required 2 Lack tables, a hack saw and mitre box, and some wood glue. We have a very small apartment, but since we've been spending much more time at home, I've missed having an actual desk area (especially because … Continue reading My First IKEA Hack: Building Myself a Desk

Bi-Weekly Roundup September 20 – October 3

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings What even is an event anymore? I'm basically going crazy from staring at my computer screen … Continue reading Bi-Weekly Roundup September 20 – October 3