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

3 Lessons learned at my first library conference
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3 Lessons learned at my first library conference

At the beginning of this month, Computers in Libraries descended upon the Washington DC area, taking up residence at the Washington Hilton hotel for the better part of a week. I was particularly excited to attend, not only because I live in the area, but also because this is, my first official conference attendance as … Continue reading

#TheBigSearch Continues
Day in the Life / Honesty / Job Searching / Professional Life

#TheBigSearch Continues

As spring rolls around, I know that many of us are “cleaning” up our resumes/CVs and wordsmithing our cover letters. It’s time to find that job…whether it be a graduate assistantship, summer practicum, a fall internship, a part-time library job, or a full-time job. It can be a daunting task. Especially when you are juggling … Continue reading