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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

On Being “Lazy” in Library School
Education & Curriculum / Honesty

On Being “Lazy” in Library School

Let’s face it. Who doesn’t want a reason to justify their laziness and Game of Thrones binge watching? Well…hopefully not just me But really, with classes, papers, projects, work, extracurricular activities (library-related or not), and looking for a library job, being lazy is really just giving yourself space to breathe and reflect. However, sometimes it … Continue reading

Connecting Nonprofits to the Library World
Professional Life / So What Do You Do?

Connecting Nonprofits to the Library World

Having started library school only this past January, I found out quickly how broad the profession can be. I found myself informally networking every other week with professionals in the tech sector, government records managers, digital archivists from across Austin, and several people who didn’t fit any sort of mold at all. I regularly came … Continue reading

Come in, We’re Open: Maximizing your Library Visits as an LIS Student
Emerging Careers / Internships & Volunteering

Come in, We’re Open: Maximizing your Library Visits as an LIS Student

Years ago as an undergrad on vacation, I strolled into the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s reading room. I may not have looked professional with my dyed bright red hair and over-sized flannel shirt, but when the man at the reference desk asked if he could help me, I said the magic words. “I’m a visiting … Continue reading