How to get involved in ALA & ACRL as a student
Professional Life / Specializations / Starter Kits

How to get involved in ALA & ACRL as a student

Today marks the end of our ACRL/HLS Collaboration, check out Dylan Burns’s post on ACRLog about “Experience and LIS education.” Thanks to everyone involved, from the readers, to the contributors, to Sarah and Dylan for setting this up.  Nicole Helregel is a Hack Library School alumnus. She is currently a Reference & Web Services Specialist … Continue reading

Room to Grow?
Big Picture / Honesty

Room to Grow?

Jennifer Jarson is the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian and Social Sciences Subject Specialist at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.  Her research interests include information literacy and student learning pedagogy and assessment, as well as issues regarding communication, collaboration, and leadership. Jen was asked to reflect on the work environments she has experience with and … Continue reading

Academic Interviews from Both Sides
Job Searching / Professional Life

Academic Interviews from Both Sides

Brenna and Maura were asked to write collaboratively to explore academic interviews from both sides– job applicants and administrators. ACRLog is also featuring this post today.   Brenna is a student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and managing editor of Hack Library School. She has … Continue reading

Structuring My Time
Big Picture / Honesty / Job Searching / Professional Life / Uncategorized

Structuring My Time

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Madison Sullivan on “Librarianship Doesn’t Need Professionals” Read more about the project here!    Heidi Johnson is the Social Sciences Librarian at University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned her MS in Library and Information Science from GSLIS at the University of Illinois … 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