Yesterday I received this email through my Facebook contact form. I thought I’d post a response publicly so others can see it and to tap the wisdom of the web, What do you think, is she crazy to want to work in libraries? I follow you on twitter and really enjoy all the information that you share. I’m a 41 year wife, mother of one … Continue reading Is She Crazy to Want to Work in Libraries? Advice for a Potential Librarian.
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 his blog you’ll find he has even been gracious enough to let … Continue reading Ned Potter Interviews Me For the LIS New Professionals Network
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 5 job or more like 7 to 6 job. Here … Continue reading 10 Ways Twitter Will Make You a Better Employee, Better at Your Job, and Benefit Your Library
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 who had one or all of these thoughts. … I’m … Continue reading More About Magic Beans
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 excuse. I don’t understand these people. I’m not sure what … Continue reading There Are No Magic Beans You Have To Do The Work
…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 The Master’s Degree Misperception, Ctd. Emily Lloyd of Shelf Check responded … Continue reading Round Up: What It Means to Have an Masters in Library Science, or Information Science or…
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 two from the post to give context The Degree So, … Continue reading So You Want to be a Librarian? A Guide For Those Considering an MLS, Current Students & Job Seekers