Reflections on Work/Life Balance and Academic Librarianship
Big Picture / Job Searching / Professional Life

Reflections on Work/Life Balance and Academic Librarianship

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Victoria Henry on “Mentorship & LIS Students” Read more about the project here!  Sveta Stoytcheva is a Humanities Librarian at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a recent graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   … 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

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