An Interview With Jan Kamiya, YA Librarian Extraordinaire
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An Interview With Jan Kamiya, YA Librarian Extraordinaire

I first became acquainted with Jan’s electric enthusiasm when I attended her presentation at last year’s Hawai’i Library Association conference, entitled “Making Connections for Network and Outreach.” I took frantic notes, hoping to someday achieve mastery of this topic, as I feel that making connections is perhaps our primary role as librarians within our communities. … Continue reading

Staying Sharp During the Summer
Continuing Education / Education & Curriculum / Professional Life / Specializations

Staying Sharp During the Summer

One of the most important aspects of library school and, in the future as we pursue work in the information profession, is staying up-to-date on what’s going on in the world, especially with regards to technology, literature, and world events. At all of my jobs I’ve worked at public service desks, answering questions for the … 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

3 Lessons learned at my first library conference
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3 Lessons learned at my first library conference

At the beginning of this month, Computers in Libraries descended upon the Washington DC area, taking up residence at the Washington Hilton hotel for the better part of a week. I was particularly excited to attend, not only because I live in the area, but also because this is, my first official conference attendance as … Continue reading