Interpersonal Skills and Thank You’s: The People Part of Librarianship
Education & Curriculum / Professional Life

Interpersonal Skills and Thank You’s: The People Part of Librarianship

I’m going to state an obvious fact: being a good librarian means having strong interpersonal skills. I already knew this on a basic level when I decided to become a librarian. It is difficult to work well with people if you are an unpleasant person or keep saying inappropriate things. It is even more difficult to keep your … Continue reading

Strategies for the Reserved: Staying Engaged in a Distance Learning Environment
Distance Learning / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

Strategies for the Reserved: Staying Engaged in a Distance Learning Environment

Throughout my school career, I have always heard the terms “shy” and “reserved” used to describe me. I must admit, the description did not seem positive and would often affect how I further interacted in class. When I started my online MLIS almost two years ago, I was a little nervous because I had never … Continue reading

Library Team Dynamics: Texting my way through the LIS Conversation
Behind the Scenes / Technology

Library Team Dynamics: Texting my way through the LIS Conversation

Having experienced numerous career changes in my lifetime and mid-life exposure to higher education, I am in my third semester in Library School at the age of 47.  Each semester, my distance learning program places us with a new team of students, designating a team leader on our behalf.  I was designated team leader my … Continue reading