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

Summer in the Univer-City
Day in the Life / Honesty / So What Do You Do? / Specializations / Uncategorized

Summer in the Univer-City

Hot town, summer in the univer-city! And you’re in the library. Helping researchers, preparing for the August onslaught of students, it’s way cooler than the outdoors (literally). But wait… what exactly happens at an academic library in the summer? I promise you, the building doesn’t just sit there waiting for the students to come back. … 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