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The constant tangle seems representative of my journey as a new librarian. Each cord has an important function and it's up to me to keep them untangled and working properly. Sometimes the tangle gets pretty nasty and sometimes it just takes some time to sit down and straighten it all out. And it is necessary to take that time - to clean your desk, office, shelf, whatever. Part of untangling is also unplugging... and I am becoming a huge advocate of the unplugged moments in life. As the stack of unread books, magazines, and professional articles piles up, it's ok to go "old school" and curl up with some actual paper reading material.
Finally, a HUGE shout out to Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton for their new publication School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's To Come. Published electronically, downloadable, and awesome!