I’m hoping this post will end up more well-thought-out-deliberation than rambling-haphazard-rant, but if not, at least you had this preface as a warning! I’ve recently been trying to find the words to articulate and respond to a frequently occurring phenomenon that I do not enjoy. I’ve witnessed it in personal and professional contexts; it usually … More Microaggressions, Political Correctness, Growth Mindset
Obviously every job search is different, even within librarianship, even with academic librarianship! So I won’t try to speak to every type of librarianship or specialty. Head over to Hack Library School for a wider variety of info, folks (of particular interest: the “After Library School” section of the HLS ebook)! As I mentioned in … More Job Search, Part 2: Searching & Applying for Positions
Oof. I did not end up meeting my reading goals in 2016. An extensive job search took up the first third of the year, preparing to move and then moving took up the summer, and then settling in to a new state and a new job took up the rest. But I did manage to … More Reading for Pleasure – 2016
As promised I’m finally doing a small series on my job search process this past year, in the hopes of providing a helpful resource to LIS students and emerging professionals. Part 1 needs to be about library school and student work experience. These were crucial for my later success. However, I’m assuming most people reading this … More Job Search, Part 1: Library School, Work Experiences, & General Resources
A big part of my job, as a librarian, is public service. I teach instruction sessions, I organize outreach efforts/events, and I work on an open reference desk every week. This week, with the fall quarter winding down and finals looming, I’m enjoying my time at the reference desk a bit less than I normally … More Libraries, Guns, & Advocacy
I, like many librarians, was rooting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections. I was blindsided (perhaps naively) by her electoral defeat. For the first few days I was shocked, and went to work in a haze. But in the past few weeks I have found some things to consider and some points of … More Libraries & the 2016 Election
Excited to share the news: I’ve accepted a new position at the University of California – Irvine! I will start as the a Research Librarian for Science Teaching & Learning on July 25th. So my summer will be spent wrapping up my current projects and position, moving, and getting settled in at UC-Irvine. My office … More New Position!