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

How to get involved in ALA & ACRL as a student
Professional Life / Specializations / Starter Kits

How to get involved in ALA & ACRL as a student

Today marks the end of our ACRL/HLS Collaboration, check out Dylan Burns’s post on ACRLog about “Experience and LIS education.” Thanks to everyone involved, from the readers, to the contributors, to Sarah and Dylan for setting this up.  Nicole Helregel is a Hack Library School alumnus. She is currently a Reference & Web Services Specialist … Continue reading

Room to Grow?
Big Picture / Honesty

Room to Grow?

Jennifer Jarson is the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian and Social Sciences Subject Specialist at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.  Her research interests include information literacy and student learning pedagogy and assessment, as well as issues regarding communication, collaboration, and leadership. Jen was asked to reflect on the work environments she has experience with and … Continue reading