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 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

Day in the Life – Monday 1/25/2010 #libday4

I took these notes today as part of The Day in the Life project, if you would like to read more please see the wiki, if you’re interested in how it all got started read this post My title is Digital Branch Manager, I work for system that serves 4 counties with 8 branches (9 counting mine). In the morning before work with coffee in hand I turn … Continue reading Day in the Life – Monday 1/25/2010 #libday4

Thinking Outloud About The Echo Chamber

Last week while I was traveling Net Potter brought to my attention a discussion happening on Twitter about the echo chamber (#echolib). This is an incredibly important topic to be thinking about and discussion to have. I’ve been thinking heavily about the ideas of the Echo Chamber and the Bubble lately (well, longer actually). Let’s talk about the Echo Chamber first – Let’s face it most of … Continue reading Thinking Outloud About The Echo Chamber

Library Day in the Life Round 4, January 2010

Yes it’s that time again, time to start thinking about participating in the Library Day in the Life Project.  Will you blog, Twitter, take photos, or show video? or some combination of all? For those of you not familiar with the project in a nutshell library works of all types document a day or a week of their work life. You can check out the original blog … Continue reading Library Day in the Life Round 4, January 2010

What’s a Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Or How I Came to Work in Libraries

My library roots, or how I got into libraries for The Library Routes Project. I’ve worked in libraries for years I volunteered in the library during Junior High, mostly to get out of study hall but also for the books. When I turned 16 my first “real” job was as a clerk at the local public library. A tiny library, we had less than 10 … Continue reading What’s a Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Or How I Came to Work in Libraries

Internet Librarian Wrap Up

As always conferences are amazing, stimulating, intense and tiring, but worth every second of it. I was able to talk with so many amazing people, and yet there were so many others I wanted to connect with and didn’t manage to. *More reflection at the end, but for those who want the nitty gritty…. Pulled from notes and tweets – some of my favorite quotes/idea and what … Continue reading Internet Librarian Wrap Up