Come in, We’re Open: Maximizing your Library Visits as an LIS Student
Emerging Careers / Internships & Volunteering

Come in, We’re Open: Maximizing your Library Visits as an LIS Student

Years ago as an undergrad on vacation, I strolled into the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s reading room. I may not have looked professional with my dyed bright red hair and over-sized flannel shirt, but when the man at the reference desk asked if he could help me, I said the magic words. “I’m a visiting … Continue reading

The Growing Importance of User Experience In Libraries
Education & Curriculum / Emerging Careers / So What Do You Do? / Specializations

The Growing Importance of User Experience In Libraries

Nearly everyone who has ever worked in a library or has experience in library work has encountered the following statement: “So, you work in a library. What exactly do you do?” Personally, It’s one of my favourite questions to answer, not only because I get to express my passion for library work and working with … Continue reading

3 Lessons learned at my first library conference
Conferences / Emerging Careers / Professional Life / Uncategorized

3 Lessons learned at my first library conference

At the beginning of this month, Computers in Libraries descended upon the Washington DC area, taking up residence at the Washington Hilton hotel for the better part of a week. I was particularly excited to attend, not only because I live in the area, but also because this is, my first official conference attendance as … Continue reading

The evolving definition of Access Services
Emerging Careers / Professional Life / Specializations

The evolving definition of Access Services

At some point or another in our library careers, we serve on the front lines. Anyone who has worked directly with the public usually has several colorful stories to tell, such as Gina Sheridan over at iworkatapubliclibrary.com. However, access services has become more than just one-to-one transactions with the public. While it still remains one … Continue reading