What Library Displays Taught Me About Effort, Good Intentions, and Failure
Behind the Scenes / Honesty / Professional Life

What Library Displays Taught Me About Effort, Good Intentions, and Failure

There aren’t a ton of articles on this topic here at HLS, so today we’re going to talk about failure. More specifically, my failure. I’ve been serving on the display committee at the library where I work for almost a year – we put together monthly displays with timely themes to feature certain books and … Continue reading

Trickling down from the top: How big decisions impact us
Big Picture / Day in the Life / Honesty / Professional Life

Trickling down from the top: How big decisions impact us

Often in our line of work, people above us make choices without fully comprehending what will happen next. The impact often trickles down (and usually gains momentum) and we as librarians and professionals need to be ready to handle the outcomes. While these decisions are often frustrating, I think we are in a perfect position to make … Continue reading

[Series] So you want to be a UX Librarian?
Day in the Life / Interviews / Professional Life

[Series] So you want to be a UX Librarian?

Are you passionate about making libraries user-centered? Maybe you love designing study or communal spaces based on the experiences of your users. Or you find joy in crafting library services that meet the unmet needs of your community. Or you love creating web experiences that are intuitive, useful, and fun for your library patrons. These … Continue reading