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Amy Frazier

Amy is a second-year student at Emporia State University SLIM-Oregon in Portland. She spent a previous life in film and video production and media education, which eventually segued into librarianship. These days she works as a digital collections assistant in historical collections and archives at the Oregon Health and Science University medical library, interns at the Portland Art Museum, and serves as student liaison for the Oregon chapter of the Special Libraries Association. She's into digital collections and initiatives, copyright issues and activism, black humor, and playing her ukulele really, really badly.

Of Practicality and Practicums

Ever since the first day I entered library school, in a distant era I refer to as “2011,” I knew I would top off my MLS with a practicum. Even when I found a student job in a library; even after I’d completed a couple of volunteer gigs and an […]

Waiting for the Fraud Police

I recently started a new job. For the last year I’d been happily working at the circulation desk of a medical/academic library, and I was happy there. It was a comfortable spot: nice supervisors, nice work environment, and a job I knew inside out. But I’m aiming to work in […]

Whither Reference?

A few days ago, I stopped by the class of the freshly-minted new cohort of my program to say hello to them on behalf of a professional organization I work with, and to invite them to join and/or attend an upcoming event. It took all of ten minutes, no big […]

On the Negative Nellies

Librarians are, as a profession, exceedingly generous toward their newest members. I expect most of us have had at least a few great interactions with professional librarians who have given us their time and attention for interviews, given us professional advice, written us references and recommendations, and generally been on […]