What’s Mine is Yours: A Love Letter to Interlibrary Loan
Advocacy & Activism / Open Access / sustainability

What’s Mine is Yours: A Love Letter to Interlibrary Loan

When I started working in interlibrary loan two years ago, my experience with the system was limited to getting one book on vintage hairstyles through my public library and frantically requesting articles for impending papers during my undergraduate degree. As part of the application for the position, I had to write an essay on why … Continue reading

We Called, You Answered
Behind the Scenes / Big Picture / Honesty / News / Uncategorized

We Called, You Answered

I must confess, we weren’t entirely sure what would happen when we opened our ears to readers. Sometimes, blogging can feel a bit lackluster, a vain attempt to articulate some moot point into the void. Other times, self-expression taps into a collective experience and calls us to be better, braver, and more authentic in our … Continue reading

Changing Tides? Diversity and Inclusion in the Society of American Archivists
Advocacy & Activism / Diversity / Professional Life / Uncategorized

Changing Tides? Diversity and Inclusion in the Society of American Archivists

We live in interesting times to be an information professional. Among archives and allied professions (cultural heritage institutions, libraries), more professional organizations are recognizing the value of and urgent need for diversity and inclusion initiatives at the organizational levels. Archivists are quickly catching up to our fellow info professionals in addressing these issues. One of … Continue reading

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