Library Aileas

A blog of artstuff from a librarian undercover.

"Interruption"

Lan Fan x Ling WIP

I’ve been putting all of my Swallows on the Beam feelings into this over the past couple of weeks. I love that fanfic so much it hurts. I tried to age them up a bit, but Ling’s face is a big challenge for me. Maybe it’s because he looks so different as Ling/ Greedling. I will conquer your stupid face Ling Yao! 

Level of fucks given today: Haku
#I am a dragon god #not middle management

Level of fucks given today: Haku

#I am a dragon god #not middle management

A long delayed note on mental illness & librarianship…

theinnkeeperlibrarian:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

I’ve had a few asks over the past several months from librarians wondering if/when it is appropriate (or necessary) to disclose their mental illness to their employer and/or coworkers.

Many of these folks have expressed a sensitivity to discussions of patrons with mental illness(es) in the library, and they are unsure how to reconcile the policy/treatment/online discussion of those persons within the professional community. The sort of “um—these people you’re all talking about are me, too” feelings.

These questions were far too far from my breadth of expertise. But I wanted to start the conversation, if any of you are willing to share your experience, first hand or otherwise.

Thoughts?

Please. This is so important, I know people going through this right now and I hope that some good discussions can come about because of it.

This has been a really hard situation for me to work through, so my opinion may be too heavily based in my own experience to be useful to everyone. However, I’ll toss in my two cents.

I really think that it’s important to disclose your mental health issue to your supervisor and HR if it’s a disability. The ADA protects your right to ask for reasonable accommodations, but you have to disclaim that you have a disability for your superiors to ensure you get them.

I’m in my first professional job and I’m a very proactive person about managing my disorder. I tried the direct route with my co-workers, telling them as needed and asking for assistance if it was necessary to the task at hand. While this worked for a while, eventually it stopped being a solution. When it became a full on problem, it was painful and horrible to have to confront all of the misunderstanding that had fermented about what my disorder was, and deal with the fallout of my boss’ disapproval of my course of action.

The fact is that, in my case, I wasn’t the best person to be explaining to my colleagues what PTSD is and what that means about my ability to function in the workplace. It was far too triggering for me and, I later learned, entirely unnecessary.

TL: DR I guess the point of this is, if you have a disability, make sure that the higher ups know, so you’re protected from misunderstandings and to ensure that your requests are taken seriously. You don’t have to do everything all by yourself. :)

My entry for the “Mozenrath’s Magic” contest over at Deviantart.

Normally we seem to address his necromancy from a good vs. evil standpoint, but for Mozenrath it’s all about control, the ability to summon the spirits of the underworld and bend them to his will. His need to impose his version of order on the world is the reason for his ongoing conquest of the seven deserts and a huge piece of his personality in general.

I learned a lot doing the colors on this one, it was a fun project even if it took a very long time.

"Good Evening Mozenrath. Hope you don’t mind me letting myself in."

Yeah… these two. All sorts of shipping going on there… 

"Good Evening Mozenrath. Hope you don’t mind me letting myself in."

Yeah… these two. All sorts of shipping going on there… 

#still does not know what he’s up against

#still does not know what he’s up against

It happens to be Valentine’s Day when Alice and Reginald decide to enjoy an early morning walk in the frost. This inevitably leads to the Hatter indulging in some serious contemplation of words that begin with the letter S…
Snow…
Scarves…
Sweethearts…
Happy Valentine’s Day wonderful people!
 
Reginald & WCMI belong to bri-chan
Deviantart version over here ——> [link]

It happens to be Valentine’s Day when Alice and Reginald decide to enjoy an early morning walk in the frost. This inevitably leads to the Hatter indulging in some serious contemplation of words that begin with the letter S…

Snow…

Scarves…

Sweethearts…

Happy Valentine’s Day wonderful people!

 

Reginald & WCMI belong to bri-chan

Deviantart version over here ——> [link]