In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move.
In an effort to tap into my happy childhood memories of summer reading and perhaps to evade some adulthood stress, I’ve been re-reading Harry Potter. It’s been lovely comfort reading and a very welcome frame for some of my library-related thoughts.
Proof of my foray into GIS technologies! Earlier this summer I attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, British Columbia. While I was there I took an intensive course on GIS and the Humanities.
A column in last week’s Philadelphia Inquirer about how libraries’ “experts on call” – presumably, reference librarians – were a dying breed. The last time the columnist visited the the information center at the Free Library (1991!
Faced with a demand by the city to make up a $3.9 million budget shortfall, the Toronto Public Library is considering a revenue-generating proposal that could result in private-sector advertising on the back of due-date slips.
When I started out in the food service business over four decades ago, corporate food was largely cafeteria-style dreck. But today, food is playing a role far beyond just keeping employees fed and sustained.
Have you ever considered pursuing another Master’s degree while going for your MLS? In my experience, having the option of completing a dual Master’s degree was one of the main draws to Indiana University.
If you’re considering library school, if you’ve been accepted, and especially if you’re already there, I would strongly recommend getting hands-on experience as soon as possible. An internship or even just a bit of volunteering will help you to...
The Chronicle of Higher Education had an article this week that made me think about library schools: Judge Rejects Another Lawsuit Over Law School’s Job-Placement Claims [the full article requires a subscription].