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Punk-Ass Book Jockeys or Shushy-Spinsters? Librarian Stereotypes and LIS education.
Big Picture / Diversity / Honesty

Punk-Ass Book Jockeys or Shushy-Spinsters? Librarian Stereotypes and LIS education.

Pagowsky, Nicole, and Miriam E. Rigby, eds. The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work. Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association, 2014. Paperback, $60.00.  When I started Library School I could be often heard making the same semi-joke to all who asked about the decision. They’d … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up
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Weekly Round-Up

Editor’s Note: Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy! Jennifer I still don’t start classes for another month, so I’ve been spending a lot of time clicking links and reading anything and everything that catches my eye about libraries in … Continue reading

This is Not a Pipette: Bringing Humanities Methods into LIS Programs
Big Picture / To Read

This is Not a Pipette: Bringing Humanities Methods into LIS Programs

When I was talking with my friends and family about preparing for library school, I couldn’t stop tripping over the phrase “information science.” Between my humanities background and penchant for absurdity, I kept having visions of putting sterilized books into autoclaves or using a pipette to carefully dispense precise information units to patrons. I’ve been … Continue reading

Theory Matters: Constructing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship
Hellos & Goodbyes / Honesty

Theory Matters: Constructing a Personal Philosophy of Librarianship

What draws you to librarianship? What is it about this field that makes you excited, energized, purposeful? There’s something, right? Something that makes up the beating heart of your answer every time someone asks you, “Why do you need a master’s degree to do that?” It’s maybe the most difficult thing to articulate to the … Continue reading