Do we really need to worry about the future?
Advocacy & Activism / Emerging Careers / Honesty

Do we really need to worry about the future?

It sometimes feel like the debate over the future of libraries and librarians will never go away. Recently, volunteer-run / community led libraries in the UK have become quite an emotive issue and raised concerns over whether professional libraries run by professionally trained, paid staff are under threat. Yes, these kind of crises are nothing new … Continue reading

Banned Books Week – Still a Big Deal?
Advocacy & Activism / Big Picture / Education & Curriculum

Banned Books Week – Still a Big Deal?

Last week was Banned Books Week in the library world, celebrating titles such as Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. At my public library, staff posed in front of a poster with their favorite banned book, as a way to show support for … 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