An Interview With Jan Kamiya, YA Librarian Extraordinaire
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An Interview With Jan Kamiya, YA Librarian Extraordinaire

I first became acquainted with Jan’s electric enthusiasm when I attended her presentation at last year’s Hawai’i Library Association conference, entitled “Making Connections for Network and Outreach.” I took frantic notes, hoping to someday achieve mastery of this topic, as I feel that making connections is perhaps our primary role as librarians within our communities. … Continue reading

Libri Prohibiti: Library of Banned Books
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Libri Prohibiti: Library of Banned Books

Many readers and contributors of the Hack Library School blog are passionate about librarianship and committed to providing enriching and rewarding experiences to their patrons. Those of us in the library and archives professions may feel proud for how we go above and beyond the usual service to help people fulfill their information needs. But, … Continue reading

Heroes

Librarians I Most Admire

Mentors come in all shapes and sizes. Some come to us through formal mentorship programs, others come to us from our workplaces or personal lives, and still others come to us through social media. But sometimes finding the right fit is a bit of a struggle. Differences in geography, culture, or interests can often make forming … Continue reading