Seeing the Job Hunt from the Other Side
Job Searching / Uncategorized

Seeing the Job Hunt from the Other Side

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Emily Minehart on “Professional Development as a Student” Read more about the project here!  Quetzalli Barrientos is a reference/instruction resident librarian at American University. This is her first year as an academic librarian and she is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana While … Continue reading

The Perils of Seeing a Job as Your Endgame
Education & Curriculum / Honesty / Job Searching

The Perils of Seeing a Job as Your Endgame

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Elizabeth Lieutenant’s post on “Practitioner Engagement in LIS Education” Read more about the project here!    Callie Wiygul began her position as Social Work Librarian at the University of Southern California in March 2015. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with an … Continue reading

Hacking the networking game as a student
Emerging Careers / Internships & Volunteering / Professional Life

Hacking the networking game as a student

One of the most perplexing facets of working in the professional world -for me, anyway – is figuring out how to network, especially while you’re still in school. I come from a small town where everyone knows everyone else, which makes networking pretty much unnecessary. But when I moved to Washington DC and decided that libraries should be … Continue reading

Tell Your Conference Anxiety to Shut Up, Already: Thoughts from CALCon15
Conferences / Professional Life

Tell Your Conference Anxiety to Shut Up, Already: Thoughts from CALCon15

As I was a recipient of a last-minute scholarship, I found out that I was attending the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference about a week before it started–that’s enough to make anyone panic a little, let alone a first-time conference attendee. “You don’t have business cards,” the high-pitched, high-strung voice of my anxiety squeaked. “What … Continue reading

Peering Down the Rabbit Hole: Prefacing the MLIS with Work Experience
Behind the Scenes / So What Do You Do?

Peering Down the Rabbit Hole: Prefacing the MLIS with Work Experience

I still have two weeks until I even start classes for my MLIS degree. I’m starting to feel like Alice peering down the rabbit hole, waiting to fall. Unlike Alice, however, I feel prepared with some useful tools and know-how for my journey. I certainly won’t unquestioningly consume any strange packages that say “EAT ME” after … Continue reading