How to get involved in ALA & ACRL as a student
Professional Life / Specializations / Starter Kits

How to get involved in ALA & ACRL as a student

Today marks the end of our ACRL/HLS Collaboration, check out Dylan Burns’s post on ACRLog about “Experience and LIS education.” Thanks to everyone involved, from the readers, to the contributors, to Sarah and Dylan for setting this up.  Nicole Helregel is a Hack Library School alumnus. She is currently a Reference & Web Services Specialist … Continue reading

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

So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?
Interviews / Professional Life / So What Do You Do? / Specializations / Technology

So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?

So you know that you want to be a librarian, but have you thought about specializing in a certain field? Maybe you have an interest in emerging technologies or you want to work with researchers and students across the disciplines? Data visualization is a hot topic in librarianship, and specializations in data analytics and visualization is … Continue reading

So you want to be a Latin American/Area Studies librarian?
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So you want to be a Latin American/Area Studies librarian?

So you know that you want to be a librarian, but have you thought about specializing in a certain field? If you have an interest in foreign languages and cultures or Latin America, a career as a Latin American/Area studies librarian may be for you. To get an idea of what this job entails, we asked … Continue reading

So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition]
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So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition]

Are you debating what type of library field you’d like to pursue after graduation? Has it been a challenge for you to sit down and decide your options? Would you ever considered a career in medical librarianship? In honor of this year’s theme for National Medical Librarians Month – “Critical Knowledge in Challenging Times”, Hack … Continue reading