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

Adventures at the Summer Educational Institute Workshop
Continuing Education / Education & Curriculum / Specializations / Uncategorized

Adventures at the Summer Educational Institute Workshop

This summer I attended the Summer Educational Institute Workshop (SEI), in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. It seeks to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital images, the information and … 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

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

Structuring My Time
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Structuring My Time

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Madison Sullivan on “Librarianship Doesn’t Need Professionals” Read more about the project here!    Heidi Johnson is the Social Sciences Librarian at University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned her MS in Library and Information Science from GSLIS at the University of Illinois … Continue reading