What are Our Dreams Made Of?
Honesty

What are Our Dreams Made Of?

“I still do not know myself. Perhaps I never will.” — Sylvia Plath While indulging in dessert at Snow Meets Coffee, Kristina Williams, Hack Library School’s lovely and fabulous Managing Editor posed a question to me: What is your dream library job? The scene was set…ice cream and dreams…swoon! I have posed this question to … Continue reading

Ready, set – practicum!
Day in the Life / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Ready, set – practicum!

Like some others this summer, I also completed a practicum experience for course credit in my program at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Having a vested interest in all things web and digital projects related, I decided to work for the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) of the National Agricultural Library, analyzing their website … Continue reading

Staying Sharp During the Summer
Continuing Education / Education & Curriculum / Professional Life / Specializations

Staying Sharp During the Summer

One of the most important aspects of library school and, in the future as we pursue work in the information profession, is staying up-to-date on what’s going on in the world, especially with regards to technology, literature, and world events. At all of my jobs I’ve worked at public service desks, answering questions for the … Continue reading

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