Call for New Writers! (Deadline Extended)
Behind the Scenes / News

Call for New Writers! (Deadline Extended)

Hey there readers! Here at Hack Library School, we pride ourselves on providing engaging, thoughtful, and useful resources for Library and Information Science students. The best part of this experience is the community the writers have with each other and our readers.  Unfortunately, because we’re a blog by and for students, eventually we have to move … Continue reading

Trickling down from the top: How big decisions impact us
Big Picture / Day in the Life / Honesty / Professional Life

Trickling down from the top: How big decisions impact us

Often in our line of work, people above us make choices without fully comprehending what will happen next. The impact often trickles down (and usually gains momentum) and we as librarians and professionals need to be ready to handle the outcomes. While these decisions are often frustrating, I think we are in a perfect position to make … Continue reading

[Series] So you want to be a UX Librarian?
Day in the Life / Interviews / Professional Life

[Series] So you want to be a UX Librarian?

Are you passionate about making libraries user-centered? Maybe you love designing study or communal spaces based on the experiences of your users. Or you find joy in crafting library services that meet the unmet needs of your community. Or you love creating web experiences that are intuitive, useful, and fun for your library patrons. These … Continue reading

What am I Forgetting? Planning a Library-School-Sponsored, Community-Focused Event (for the First Time)
Advocacy & Activism / Behind the Scenes

What am I Forgetting? Planning a Library-School-Sponsored, Community-Focused Event (for the First Time)

October, as the saying goes, is Archives Month, which gives “the archival profession an opportunity to tell – or remind – people that items that are important to them are being preserved, cataloged, cared for, and made accessible by archivists.” At Wisconsin, we celebrate Archives Month as a group – our Society of American Archivists Student … Continue reading