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

Avoiding Common Internship Problems (Tip, don’t be a go-fer)
Education & Curriculum / Internships & Volunteering

Avoiding Common Internship Problems (Tip, don’t be a go-fer)

If you’re in the second year of your MLS, you’re probably just finishing or just starting an internship. Congratulations and/or good luck! While internships can be a challenge you really can’t argue with the benefits, and for us online-only students they may also be the first and best chance to get some real-world perspective on … Continue reading

Internships & Volunteering

Working, Volunteering, or Interning Before Library School

If you’re considering library school, if you’ve been accepted, and especially if you’re already there, I would strongly recommend getting hands-on experience as soon as possible. An internship or even just a bit of volunteering will help you to build a foundation of knowledge and skills as you pursue your degree. Other hackers have written on finding opportunities … Continue reading