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!
As you could probably guess from my month-long absence April has been a busy time for me. So this post isn’t going to delve into anything too complex, but will rather serve to highlight some of my favorite moments in feminism and librarianship over the last 6 months. Enjoy! #libleadgender In November 2015 Jessica Olin and Michelle … More Feminism & Librarianship
I finally get to share something with you all that I’ve been working on since I started in my current positions: Adventures in Access! Adventures in Access! is an interactive tutorial designed for the use of employees at my library. Its purpose is to provide a realistic simulation of a patron who has contacted us … More Interactive Training Tutorial – Adventures in Access!
I realized I haven’t done a post about new (to me) libraries in ages! Luckily I have been able to visit a variety of libraries in the last year, including a few in Ireland last May. They were all incredibly beautiful and I would encourage a visit to each and every one! Trinity College – … More Libraries I Love: Ireland edition!