Instruction Instruction Part 2: Become a Better Instructor
Big Picture / Continuing Education

Instruction Instruction Part 2: Become a Better Instructor

Author’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the state of library instruction training in LIS programs. Part one discussed why such training matters. In part two, we will discuss how library students can create or supplement opportunities to become better library instructors. As I mentioned in my last post, courses on instruction have yet … Continue reading

Conferences / Professional Life

What’s a Librarian Doing Here? Or Attending Conferences Out of Discipline.

On Hack Library School, there have been a lot of articles about conferences. These have mainly focused on the advantages of attending local library or archives conferences or the big ‘un, ALA, over the summer. My goal here isn’t to rehash what has already been written but to talk about the possibilities and the fun … Continue reading

Emerging Careers / Professional Life

Academic and Scholarly Publishing: Why it Matters and Approaching the Process

I just recently published my first scholarly, peer-reviewed article in a library journal. It was a long and sometimes grueling process that was 9 months in the making, but it was worth it! I’d like to share a few points as to why publishing in grad school matters in the long run, what to submit, and how … Continue reading