An Interview With Jan Kamiya, YA Librarian Extraordinaire
Heroes / Interviews / Professional Life / Uncategorized

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

Changing Tides? Diversity and Inclusion in the Society of American Archivists
Advocacy & Activism / Diversity / Professional Life / Uncategorized

Changing Tides? Diversity and Inclusion in the Society of American Archivists

We live in interesting times to be an information professional. Among archives and allied professions (cultural heritage institutions, libraries), more professional organizations are recognizing the value of and urgent need for diversity and inclusion initiatives at the organizational levels. Archivists are quickly catching up to our fellow info professionals in addressing these issues. One of … Continue reading

So What Do You Do? My Experience at JHU
Behind the Scenes / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life / So What Do You Do? / Specializations

So What Do You Do? My Experience at JHU

This post is part of our series “So What Do You Do?” in which  LIS students talk about their experiences as interns. We want to showcase the wide range of things people are doing in the world of library and information science. Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Heather Johnson and I’m … Continue reading

Ready, set – practicum!
Day in the Life / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Ready, set – practicum!

Like some others this summer, I also completed a practicum experience for course credit in my program at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Having a vested interest in all things web and digital projects related, I decided to work for the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) of the National Agricultural Library, analyzing their website … Continue reading