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

LIS Mental Health Week 2016: A roundup of student support
Best of HLS / Honesty

LIS Mental Health Week 2016: A roundup of student support

We’re a couple weeks out from LIS Mental Health Week (January 18-23) but in honor of the brave and supportive discussions that emerged online (see co-organizer Cecily Walker’s compendium of blog posts, the #LISmentalhealth Twitter chat, and this crowdsourced resource list), I thought I’d take a moment to round up first-hand resources from your Hack … Continue reading

Reflections on Work/Life Balance and Academic Librarianship
Big Picture / Job Searching / Professional Life

Reflections on Work/Life Balance and Academic Librarianship

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Victoria Henry on “Mentorship & LIS Students” Read more about the project here!  Sveta Stoytcheva is a Humanities Librarian at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a recent graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   … Continue reading