Know your Attachment Limits

Just got this article on ten file sharing services for big files and got excited because my default is still to just email my files to myself, which according to nerd royalty Randall Munroe of the webcomic xkcd is apparently somehow missing the point of the Internet…

xkcd webcomic, File Transfer

Copyright Randall Munroe

I do have a Dropbox account!  But somehow it has yet to become second nature…  Whereas Gmail is basically an extension of my being.

Even after learning more than I had in all my life about computers, programming, and the Internet in Library & Information Science school, certain basic aspects of the web still elude me…

I actually ran into this problem recently, but now Gmail offers to put files too big for email up on Google Docs/Drive, which is how I managed to send three massive files to a printer recently…  Interesting, seamless solution; well-played Google, well played.

Since this is my portfolio site, I’ll go ahead and share those files now!

Makeshift play poster

Makeshift by Murmuration Theater

I designed the logo, poster, and postcard for Murmuration Theater‘s forthcoming premiere performance of Makeshift, a new play by Jessie Bear!  (Playing in Philadelphia, November 6–10.)  Visit the Illustration page to see the poster larger, read more about Murmuration and Makeshift, and get your tickets while you can!


A Trained Librarian in Training

Say hello to the snazzy new blog for my snazzy new professional website!  I still have lots of content to add to the site, but I wanted to roll it out so I could start with the blogging.  Expect tales from my own library and art adventures as well as random things I find interesting that seem at all relevant…

"A Trained Librarian is a Powerful search Engine with a Heart" poster

Copyright Sarah McIntyre

Let’s kick things off with this adorable poster created by Sarah McIntyre out of London for the Mass Lobby of Parliament for School Libraries back in 2012, asking for each British school to have a library run by a trained librarian.  Since then, McIntyre put the illustration up for free download on her blog, so anyone in similar straits can make use of it!

McIntyre is a published children’s book illustrator, so a good role model for me on my quest to become a combo librarian-cartoonist…  Her website includes free activity sheet downloads from her books and lots of great comics, including autobio and travel comics.