Trickling down from the top: How big decisions impact us
Big Picture / Day in the Life / Honesty / Professional Life

Trickling down from the top: How big decisions impact us

Often in our line of work, people above us make choices without fully comprehending what will happen next. The impact often trickles down (and usually gains momentum) and we as librarians and professionals need to be ready to handle the outcomes. While these decisions are often frustrating, I think we are in a perfect position to make … Continue reading

More than a Chore: Adjusting Your Attitude Toward Library School
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

More than a Chore: Adjusting Your Attitude Toward Library School

I remember sitting in the dining hall as an undergraduate, participating in conversations that would go something like this: “Man, I woke up at 7:45 for my 8 AM class. I didn’t even get dressed. I just left in my pajamas.” “That’s nothing. I had a paper due last week. It was assigned on the … Continue reading

Taking the “Library” out of Library School
Education & Curriculum

Taking the “Library” out of Library School

This post is co-written by Hailley Fargo and Brenna Murphy, students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently announced that it may drop the “library” from the school’s name. Since 1981, we have been known as the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS); we would now … Continue reading