The Perils of Seeing a Job as Your Endgame
Education & Curriculum / Honesty / Job Searching

The Perils of Seeing a Job as Your Endgame

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Elizabeth Lieutenant’s post on “Practitioner Engagement in LIS Education” Read more about the project here!    Callie Wiygul began her position as Social Work Librarian at the University of Southern California in March 2015. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with an … 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

Advice for First Generation LIS Students
Diversity / Honesty / Professional Life

Advice for First Generation LIS Students

I come from a family that doesn’t have work email, retirement stocks, or salaries. My parents and siblings, my “people,” are name tag and hairnet people. Clock-out for your lunch break people. With four older siblings, I was the first to graduate high school and then the first in my family to go to college. Now, as I finish my last … Continue reading