LIS Mental Health Week 2016: A roundup of student support
Best of HLS / Honesty

LIS Mental Health Week 2016: A roundup of student support

We’re a couple weeks out from LIS Mental Health Week (January 18-23) but in honor of the brave and supportive discussions that emerged online (see co-organizer Cecily Walker’s compendium of blog posts, the #LISmentalhealth Twitter chat, and this crowdsourced resource list), I thought I’d take a moment to round up first-hand resources from your Hack … Continue reading

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

Seeing the Job Hunt from the Other Side
Job Searching / Uncategorized

Seeing the Job Hunt from the Other Side

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Emily Minehart on “Professional Development as a Student” Read more about the project here!  Quetzalli Barrientos is a reference/instruction resident librarian at American University. This is her first year as an academic librarian and she is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana While … Continue reading

Tell Your Conference Anxiety to Shut Up, Already: Thoughts from CALCon15
Conferences / Professional Life

Tell Your Conference Anxiety to Shut Up, Already: Thoughts from CALCon15

As I was a recipient of a last-minute scholarship, I found out that I was attending the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference about a week before it started–that’s enough to make anyone panic a little, let alone a first-time conference attendee. “You don’t have business cards,” the high-pitched, high-strung voice of my anxiety squeaked. “What … Continue reading