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Diversity / Professional Life

Hack Your Worldview: How to Build a Diverse Network of Allies and Mentors

As future information science professionals, each of us has a responsibility to promote diversity in our profession, the collections we manage, and the services we offer our patrons. This notion is a fundamental value of the American Library Association, the Society of American Archivists, and the Special Libraries Association (among others). Hack Library School has published several great articles … Continue reading

Big Picture / Education & Curriculum

Rigor

Two weeks ago, the Library Loon posted about rigor and diversity in library school. As one might hope from a topic such as that, libraryland twitter erupted in discussion. The Loon’s basic premise–highly simplified here simply because all of you can go read the whole post if so inclined (and I hope you are)–is that too much of … Continue reading

Professional Life

Seeking Feedback on SLA Core Competencies Revision Draft

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Kim Dority. For those of you who are part of or interested in the profession of special librarianship and related fields, the SLA Core Competencies Task Force would like to solicit your feedback on the recently completed draft revision of the Core Competencies. We’d especially like feedback from … Continue reading