I don’t know about you, but for me New Year’s is just one more night of food and fun in the season. The real new year starts in the fall, when classes begin. If you’re starting or continuing your library school journey this autumn, you’ve had many years to perfect […]
MLIS student. Future children's librarian. Reader of books, lover of moths.
Library Day in the Life, a project coordinated by Bobbi Newman (of Librarian by Day), is gearing up for Round 7! Who: Librarians and informational professionals of all stripes What: Share a day (or week) of their work When: July 25th through July 31 Where: Blogs, photos, videos, Twitter Why: […]
There’s been some vibrant and intense conversations concerning LIS ed in the last few weeks, one right here in on HLS. And in the spirit of HLS, in which LIS students feel empowered to take action and agency in their own education, I believe that student organizations are one of […]
Like the other Hackers, this post reflects my perspective, and mine alone, on the UCLA Department of Information Studies, as experienced in my two years as an MLIS student. I am enrolled in the Library Studies track, with a focus on public libraries and a specialization in youth services; I […]
I have been working for almost 13 years, and in those 13 years, I’ve worked many, many, part-time jobs. I’ve been a server at a truck stop diner (oh, how I miss those tips!), processed data for an insurance library, taught special education, worked in inner city schools as an […]
Student organizations and student government are a big part of the MLIS experience, mirroring committee work and boards we will be expected to participate in as information professionals. Listen in!
You’re scanning your program’s course schedule, and see no classes being offered in your specialization. Or you attend a conference, and realize that there is a gaping hole in the way your school addresses this important issue in the field. The good news: you’re an engaged learner who is conscious […]
In this edition of TMI (two-minute interview), Senior Los Angeles Public Librarian Maggie Johnson speaks about the budget crisis in public libraries, and how being unable to hire recent graduates will affect the future of the public library. Listening to Ms. Johnson describe the state of librarianship in the public […]
In December, Library Journal posted an article by Andy Woodworth, of Agnostic, Maybe, on “big tent librarianship” in their “Back Talk” column. Big tent librarianship is an idea guided by the belief that librarians, regardless of their chosen information specialization or information institution, like academic librarianship or public librarianship, are all […]
This is a re-post from my blog on a resource for evaluating your job readiness. I made a few edits, and I’ve added a “general” spreadsheet for any type of IS work (or any job, really). When thinking about classes, internships, and volunteering to develop your skill set, I’ve found […]