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

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

What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two
Behind the Scenes / Continuing Education / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two

Welcome to What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two! In this series, we’ll be asking our contributing writers questions about their library school.  Question 2: How does your lib school welcome new students? Brenna I am a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since I’m part of the LEEP (online) program, we were … Continue reading