Connecting Nonprofits to the Library World
Professional Life / So What Do You Do?

Connecting Nonprofits to the Library World

Having started library school only this past January, I found out quickly how broad the profession can be. I found myself informally networking every other week with professionals in the tech sector, government records managers, digital archivists from across Austin, and several people who didn’t fit any sort of mold at all. I regularly came … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes: LIS Hiring at Academic Institutions
Behind the Scenes / Interviews / Job Searching

Behind the Scenes: LIS Hiring at Academic Institutions

After having participated in five on-campus, academic librarianship interviews, I have learned a good deal through observation and immersion in the market’s ebbs and flows. As a follow-up to “Things You Learn On Your First Interview,” I offer some insights that may not be wholly transparent to those applying for LIS positions within academic libraries. … Continue reading

History of LIS Education
Behind the Scenes / Education & Curriculum

History of LIS Education

When we talk about LIS education, we’re talking about providing education for a professional career in libraries, with all the traits the word ‘profession’ implies: professionalism, prolonged training, and formal education. This type of education wasn’t always the case however; it developed as the librarian profession did. In fact, the creation of library schools had a direct impact on … Continue reading