Category Librarianship

Ned Potter Interviews Me For the LIS New Professionals Network

My first memory of interacting with Ned Potter is when he emailed me about the Library Day in the Life style for a new project called Library Routes.  We quickly connected via Twitter and occasionally email, and Ned soon became one of my favorite UK Librarians.  (In fact if you click on the link to […]

10 Ways Twitter Will Make You a Better Employee, Better at Your Job, and Benefit Your Library

In my case this means my day job, the 9 to 5 one, not the one on the side where I write this blog and other stuff and do workshops and present and read articles and government reports, though it helps there too. For the sake of this post I’m focusing on my 9 to […]

More About Magic Beans

Last week after my There Are No Magic Beans post one of my favorite librarians, Daniel Cornwall, emailed me with some concerns about the post.  I emailed him back and we had a good discussion.  With his permission* I’m posting a revised edition of our conversation here. I’m sure he is not the only person […]

There Are No Magic Beans You Have To Do The Work

It never fails at a conference or a webinar or on twitter or a blog post someone always says – but I don’t have time for that, IT will never let us do that, administration will never let us do that. Never mind what “that” is. There is always a reason. An excuse. Yes an […]

Round Up: What It Means to Have an Masters in Library Science, or Information Science or…

…Information Resources and Library Science, like mine. A round up of the discussions happening around the web right now. Most of these post have a LOT of comments. Even if you don’t agree with them or the comments it is worth the time to read through them. Andy Woodworth wrote The Master’s Degree Misperception and followed it up with […]

So You Want to be a Librarian? A Guide For Those Considering an MLS, Current Students & Job Seekers

I get a lot of email asking for advice either on getting an MLS, the job search or the skills needed. So I’ve pulled together a list of the best of the best advice for potential MLS students, current students and job seekers. In cases where the titles are not self explanatory I’ve grabbed a sentence or […]

The Problem with Pseudonyms

As I look at the Library Day in the Life Project last week I think of all the things I could reveal if I didn’t blog as “me”. Things that might help others. Things that might show a better perspective of what I do all day. But because I’m me there are secrets I must […]


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