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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: My Practicum Experience
Education & Curriculum / Internships & Volunteering

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: My Practicum Experience

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s program, a student has the option to do a practicum, which is a type of internship done for course credit. Over the summer, I completed 100 hours of work at the Gerber/Hart Library & Archives as a practicum, and I had an absolutely wonderful experience. However, I had … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, and the Green: Libraries and Sustainability
Advocacy & Activism / sustainability / This Is Awesome

The Good, the Bad, and the Green: Libraries and Sustainability

When I started my library career last fall, I came to it from more than ten years of organic gardening and concern for sustainability. I envision my future role as a public librarian as a position from which I can advocate for greater environmental awareness in my community, and the world as a whole. Here … Continue reading

Staying Sharp During the Summer
Continuing Education / Education & Curriculum / Professional Life / Specializations

Staying Sharp During the Summer

One of the most important aspects of library school and, in the future as we pursue work in the information profession, is staying up-to-date on what’s going on in the world, especially with regards to technology, literature, and world events. At all of my jobs I’ve worked at public service desks, answering questions for the … Continue reading

Networking with REFORMA-Promoting Library Services to Latinos
Conferences / Continuing Education / Diversity / networking / Professional Life

Networking with REFORMA-Promoting Library Services to Latinos

Networking and joining different associations is extremely important for library school students. I personally joined ALA, NCLA, and YALSA, among others during my first semester. It is imperative for us as students to join not only because the membership is cheaper but because of all the tools available. Continue reading