What’s Mine is Yours: A Love Letter to Interlibrary Loan
Advocacy & Activism / Open Access / sustainability

What’s Mine is Yours: A Love Letter to Interlibrary Loan

When I started working in interlibrary loan two years ago, my experience with the system was limited to getting one book on vintage hairstyles through my public library and frantically requesting articles for impending papers during my undergraduate degree. As part of the application for the position, I had to write an essay on why … 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

Library Team Dynamics: Texting my way through the LIS Conversation
Behind the Scenes / Technology

Library Team Dynamics: Texting my way through the LIS Conversation

Having experienced numerous career changes in my lifetime and mid-life exposure to higher education, I am in my third semester in Library School at the age of 47.  Each semester, my distance learning program places us with a new team of students, designating a team leader on our behalf.  I was designated team leader my … Continue reading