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

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