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

Digital Literacy, Small Children, & Lots of Hugs [Farewell Post]
Day in the Life / Internships & Volunteering / Technology

Digital Literacy, Small Children, & Lots of Hugs [Farewell Post]

During graduate school, lots of things changed in my life. I gained new perspectives, read challenging articles and theories, traveled to Italy to present research I worked on, faced the trickling effect of top down decisions, took on a wide variety of leadership roles, completely changed my path of librarianship, and even cut several inches … Continue reading

Connecting Nonprofits to the Library World
Professional Life / So What Do You Do?

Connecting Nonprofits to the Library World

Having started library school only this past January, I found out quickly how broad the profession can be. I found myself informally networking every other week with professionals in the tech sector, government records managers, digital archivists from across Austin, and several people who didn’t fit any sort of mold at all. I regularly came … Continue reading

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

Getting involved outside of school
Big Picture / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Getting involved outside of school

Now that I’ve finished my first year of library school at the Catholic University of America in D.C., and after reading excellent posts from Desiree on Personal and Professional Development and activism,  Kristina’s post about serving with intention, and Kendra’s two cents on participating in student organizations, it made me wonder: can I get through … Continue reading