Archival Education: The Varied Landscape
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Honesty / Specializations

Archival Education: The Varied Landscape

Over the last six months, I’ve taken two archives courses at institutions outside of my home school through the WISE consortium – Archival Appraisal, Arrangement, and Access and Encoded Archival Description (EAD). My home institution does not offer most of its archives courses online, so I’ve had to work pretty hard to organize my own … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, and the Green: Libraries and Sustainability
Advocacy & Activism / sustainability / This Is Awesome

The Good, the Bad, and the Green: Libraries and Sustainability

When I started my library career last fall, I came to it from more than ten years of organic gardening and concern for sustainability. I envision my future role as a public librarian as a position from which I can advocate for greater environmental awareness in my community, and the world as a whole. Here … Continue reading

Networking with REFORMA-Promoting Library Services to Latinos
Conferences / Continuing Education / Diversity / networking / Professional Life

Networking with REFORMA-Promoting Library Services to Latinos

Networking and joining different associations is extremely important for library school students. I personally joined ALA, NCLA, and YALSA, among others during my first semester. It is imperative for us as students to join not only because the membership is cheaper but because of all the tools available. Continue reading