Sweat the small stuff: the other side of librarianship
Behind the Scenes / Honesty / Professional Life

Sweat the small stuff: the other side of librarianship

I’ve no doubt that we have all been attracted to librarianship because of its glamorous, exciting image. However, there is another side to working in a library which may well not be covered in your postgraduate study. This side of library work may come up in any job, but particularly paraprofessional or sole librarian roles. … Continue reading

What Would Leslie Knope Do? Tools for Making Big Decisions
Behind the Scenes / Honesty / Internships & Volunteering / Job Searching / Professional Life / Uncategorized

What Would Leslie Knope Do? Tools for Making Big Decisions

In the past few months, I’ve been hustling to land a summer internship, endlessly trawling the internet for opportunities, incessantly bugging professors and mentors for recommendations, and rewriting my resume and cover letter over and over again. After getting rejection emails back for every single position, and in a sick and twisted turn of events, … Continue reading

Grounding Academic Librarianship and Elitism
Advocacy & Activism / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Grounding Academic Librarianship and Elitism

Less than four months into my MLIS, I have already become immersed in the library world within academia. Not only do I wish to be an academic librarian after I graduate, but being in a library program, working within an academic library, and doing service work in library-related activities has basically taken over my being. … Continue reading

How to Be a Good Manager: Tips from the Books and Real Life
Education & Curriculum / Professional Life

How to Be a Good Manager: Tips from the Books and Real Life

During the course of my career as a library science graduate student, I learned that it is critical for librarians to have strong interpersonal skills, such as how to be a successful manager. Last semester I was fortunate enough to learn many critical tips on what it takes to be a good manager from reading my textbook and … Continue reading