The evolving definition of Access Services
Emerging Careers / Professional Life / Specializations

The evolving definition of Access Services

At some point or another in our library careers, we serve on the front lines. Anyone who has worked directly with the public usually has several colorful stories to tell, such as Gina Sheridan over at iworkatapubliclibrary.com. However, access services has become more than just one-to-one transactions with the public. While it still remains one … Continue reading

Hacking the networking game as a student
Emerging Careers / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Hacking the networking game as a student

One of the most perplexing facets of working in the professional world -for me, anyway – is figuring out how to network, especially while you’re still in school. I come from a small town where everyone knows everyone else, which makes networking pretty much unnecessary. But when I moved to Washington DC and decided that libraries should be … Continue reading

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