Reflections on Work/Life Balance and Academic Librarianship
Big Picture / Job Searching / Professional Life

Reflections on Work/Life Balance and Academic Librarianship

This is part of the ongoing ACRLog/HLS collaboration. Check out ACRLog for Victoria Henry on “Mentorship & LIS Students” Read more about the project here!  Sveta Stoytcheva is a Humanities Librarian at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a recent graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   … Continue reading

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