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

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

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

Peering Down the Rabbit Hole: Prefacing the MLIS with Work Experience
Behind the Scenes / So What Do You Do?

Peering Down the Rabbit Hole: Prefacing the MLIS with Work Experience

I still have two weeks until I even start classes for my MLIS degree. I’m starting to feel like Alice peering down the rabbit hole, waiting to fall. Unlike Alice, however, I feel prepared with some useful tools and know-how for my journey. I certainly won’t unquestioningly consume any strange packages that say “EAT ME” after … Continue reading

So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?
Interviews / Professional Life / So What Do You Do? / Specializations / Technology

So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?

So you know that you want to be a librarian, but have you thought about specializing in a certain field? Maybe you have an interest in emerging technologies or you want to work with researchers and students across the disciplines? Data visualization is a hot topic in librarianship, and specializations in data analytics and visualization is … Continue reading