Part 1: Library School, Work Experiences, & General Resources Part 2: Searching & Applying for Positions Getting to the phone/video interview stage is an awesome feeling! Someone liked your application enough to want to talk to you! Coming off great in your phone/video interview really comes down to preparation, so now’s the time! Preparing for interview questions This … More Job Search, Part 3: Phone and Video Interviews
The news has already hit social media, but I haven’t announced here yet: I started a new job! I spent the holidays visiting family and moving across the country from Irvine, California to New York! On January 7, 2019 I started as the Student Success Librarian at SUNY Purchase College. Image source: Purchase College Library via … More New position!
Part 1: Library School, Work Experiences, & General Resources 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 … More Job Search, Part 2: Searching & Applying for Positions
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!