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

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

From Homeschool to Library School… and lessons learned along the way
Diversity / Education & Curriculum / Hellos & Goodbyes

From Homeschool to Library School… and lessons learned along the way

First, a brief background, since I’m new here. I finished my undergrad in 2003, and in the ensuing 12 years, went about as far outside of the academic realm as was possible. I volunteered for political campaigns, traveled hippie-style, studied permaculture design, worked on various farms, moved to a rural town, and had children. Graduate … Continue reading

Personal and Professional Development in Grad School
Advocacy & Activism / Diversity / Internships & Volunteering

Personal and Professional Development in Grad School

  When I first started my archives program last fall, everyone at my institution encouraged the new cohort to “get involved” in student leadership, professional organizations, conference activities and the like. There are the obvious reasons for doing this: professional development, networking, getting a pulse on important issues in the field and applying our skills … Continue reading