A Farewell to School.
Honesty

A Farewell to School.

The thing about 2 years in graduate school is that there is an artificial ending built into the system, graduation. I graduated this May, passed the torch of Community Manager on, and got a job. I actually started a couple days ago. If anyone is a reader of HLS and knows my “work,” you’ll know that … Continue reading

Weeding vs. Censorship: A Personal Experience
Advocacy & Activism / Big Picture

Weeding vs. Censorship: A Personal Experience

On Wednesday April 27th, 2016, I went to a brown bag event sponsored by my program’s American Library Association group. The brown bag was with the Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom, James LaRue. As a self-proclaimed radical librarian, intellectual freedom is something that is incredibly important to me, but also something that … 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

3 Lessons I Learned from a Reference Librarian
Day in the Life / Professional Life / Specializations

3 Lessons I Learned from a Reference Librarian

Reference librarian: A librarian employed in a reference department who is responsible for providing helpful information in response to questions posed by users of the library.   Reference librarianship is well ingrained into all areas of librarianship. Whether your focus is systems, youth services, access services, adaptive technology or archives, it is very likely you … Continue reading