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

More than a Chore: Adjusting Your Attitude Toward Library School
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

More than a Chore: Adjusting Your Attitude Toward Library School

I remember sitting in the dining hall as an undergraduate, participating in conversations that would go something like this: “Man, I woke up at 7:45 for my 8 AM class. I didn’t even get dressed. I just left in my pajamas.” “That’s nothing. I had a paper due last week. It was assigned on the … Continue reading

Mastering the Juggling Act: Three Strategies for Balancing School, Work and Life
Big Picture / Continuing Education / Distance Learning / Honesty

Mastering the Juggling Act: Three Strategies for Balancing School, Work and Life

Greetings hackers! As I write my first post for Hack Library School, I am also beginning my first full semester at Catholic University’s MSLIS program. It’s been some time since I’ve been in school, and I’ve found myself wondering just how I’m going to keep it all together as I work full-time at a public … Continue reading