About me, and some FAQs

I'm Jessica Rodrigues, a librarian at a small public library.

I wanted somewhere to post program ideas to share with people I met at library conferences and my Goodreads activity sort of spilled onto the site as well. I'm just here for fun and to share, because I am always looking for ideas on other librarians' blogs.

(Do you know how cheap websites are these days?! This whole endeavor has cost me $12.)

You may see some content here that I'm sharing from things I've done at my current or past jobs, but this is a free-time labor of love and all viewpoints and opinions here are my own and not those of my current or past workplaces.

If you're looking for the more academic side of me, you can check out my MLIS portfolio from the University of Alabama.

Can I use the downloads and templates on your site?

Yes, please! You don't have to attribute it to me or put my name on it or anything like that.

What are you reading?

Right now I'm reading a ton of urban fantasy and an eclectic mix of nonfiction.

How do you get books before they're published?

Librarians get advance reader copies of upcoming books because we have to make purchasing decisions or give reading recommendations to our patrons. I like telling people about books I like, so here we are.

Can you review my self-published book?

tldr; Depending on its length and content and my schedule I may read it. I'd prefer an .epub or .mobi file, emailed to jess@decafjess.com.

Longer answers;
If it's a topic I like and I have time = Yes.
If it's a topic I'm not interested in or I do not have time = No.
If I read it and I like it = I'll post a review here and/or on Goodreads/bookseller sites.
If I read it and I don't like it = It gets no mention here, Goodreads or bookseller sites, because I'd prefer not to clog my site with negativity.

Can I reach out to you if I have questions?

Certainly! While I can't do time-intensive things like remix the templates for your specific use, I am happy to answer questions you may have, or just chat about library things and books!

You can email me at jess@decafjess.com.