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

Getting involved outside of school
Big Picture / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Getting involved outside of school

Now that I’ve finished my first year of library school at the Catholic University of America in D.C., and after reading excellent posts from Desiree on Personal and Professional Development and activism,  Kristina’s post about serving with intention, and Kendra’s two cents on participating in student organizations, it made me wonder: can I get through … 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

Advice for Participating in Student Organizations
Education & Curriculum / Honesty

Advice for Participating in Student Organizations

Whether you are a new or a returning student at your program, you should join at least one student group or organization. Similar to Kathy Kosinski’s post in August 2015, student organizations are great to participate in. When you join a student organization there are several  opportunities to build your confidence, gain leadership skills, make new … Continue reading