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

Are we having fun yet? Libraries as community spaces
Big Picture / Honesty / International

Are we having fun yet? Libraries as community spaces

Libraries have historically been places where people meet to share information, ideas and to develop knowledge and are at heart more about people than they are about books or computers. Increasingly the idea of the library as a ‘community space’ has gained momentum as libraries (or those that manage them), under financial pressure, seek to … Continue reading

Self-Advocacy in the LIS World
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Professional Life

Self-Advocacy in the LIS World

For many people, self-advocacy is tough. Period. But, it’s especially tough when you’re part of a profession in which budgets are often tight, roles are hierarchical, and barriers can feel insurmountable. I’m not just talking about working in the library or information science professions. All apply equally to the experience of being a student in … Continue reading