Interpersonal Skills and Thank You’s: The People Part of Librarianship
Education & Curriculum / Professional Life

Interpersonal Skills and Thank You’s: The People Part of Librarianship

I’m going to state an obvious fact: being a good librarian means having strong interpersonal skills. I already knew this on a basic level when I decided to become a librarian. It is difficult to work well with people if you are an unpleasant person or keep saying inappropriate things. It is even more difficult to keep your … 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

The Growing Importance of User Experience In Libraries
Education & Curriculum / Emerging Careers / So What Do You Do? / Specializations

The Growing Importance of User Experience In Libraries

Nearly everyone who has ever worked in a library or has experience in library work has encountered the following statement: “So, you work in a library. What exactly do you do?” Personally, It’s one of my favourite questions to answer, not only because I get to express my passion for library work and working with … Continue reading

Grounding Academic Librarianship and Elitism
Advocacy & Activism / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Grounding Academic Librarianship and Elitism

Less than four months into my MLIS, I have already become immersed in the library world within academia. Not only do I wish to be an academic librarian after I graduate, but being in a library program, working within an academic library, and doing service work in library-related activities has basically taken over my being. … Continue reading

Voces del Sur (Voices from the South): Venezuela [Series]
Education & Curriculum / International

Voces del Sur (Voices from the South): Venezuela [Series]

Editor’s note: This post is part of our series entitled Voces del Sur: Rethinking LIS from the Latin American and Caribbean Perspective, featuring writers from the blog Infotecarios. Guest bloggers will answer questions about their experience as librarians and library school students in Latin America and the Caribbean. Head on over to Infotecarios to read this … Continue reading