Research paper published: Virtual car seat checks

It isn’t library related but is something near and dear – those make the best topics to research and improve.

Schwebel, D., Tillman, M., Crew, M., Muller, M. and Johnston, A. (2017). Using interactive virtual presence to support accurate installation of child restraints: Efficacy and parental perceptions. Journal of Safety Research, 62, 235-243.

The Queering of the Public Library

In response to:

Fernandez, R. (2017, July 05). The Queering of the Public Library. Retrieved July 09, 2017, from

Recently in The American Conservative, long-time conservative writer Rod Dreher wrote about how he did not feel welcome at his library with all the gay materials, events, and displays especially during gay pride month. Dreher advocates that Christians form their own exclusive communities and largely remove themselves from the decadence of modernity because it is “dissolving authentic Christianity.”

Libraries are meant to welcome everyone in their community. Christians are not to shut ourselves away, Jesus went everywhere to tell His Good News. Christians can shoot ourselves in the foot with fear of looking less like we love Jesus by hanging with the nons. As a future librarian to the public, I will strive to serve all people and groups with information. If someone wants some Jesus info, good. If not, then that’s fine too. 

Matthew 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.