What’s Mine is Yours: A Love Letter to Interlibrary Loan
Advocacy & Activism / Open Access / sustainability

What’s Mine is Yours: A Love Letter to Interlibrary Loan

When I started working in interlibrary loan two years ago, my experience with the system was limited to getting one book on vintage hairstyles through my public library and frantically requesting articles for impending papers during my undergraduate degree. As part of the application for the position, I had to write an essay on why … Continue reading

Changing Tides? Diversity and Inclusion in the Society of American Archivists
Advocacy & Activism / Diversity / Professional Life / Uncategorized

Changing Tides? Diversity and Inclusion in the Society of American Archivists

We live in interesting times to be an information professional. Among archives and allied professions (cultural heritage institutions, libraries), more professional organizations are recognizing the value of and urgent need for diversity and inclusion initiatives at the organizational levels. Archivists are quickly catching up to our fellow info professionals in addressing these issues. One of … Continue reading

Self-Advocacy in the LIS World
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Professional Life

Self-Advocacy in the LIS World

For many people, self-advocacy is tough. Period. But, it’s especially tough when you’re part of a profession in which budgets are often tight, roles are hierarchical, and barriers can feel insurmountable. I’m not just talking about working in the library or information science professions. All apply equally to the experience of being a student in … 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

Grounding Academic Librarianship and Elitism
Advocacy & Activism / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Grounding Academic Librarianship and Elitism

Less than four months into my MLIS, I have already become immersed in the library world within academia. Not only do I wish to be an academic librarian after I graduate, but being in a library program, working within an academic library, and doing service work in library-related activities has basically taken over my being. … Continue reading