my job hunt: library school prep [pt. 1]

January 2015 marked one year since I interviewed for my  job at UW. I realize now that I really haven’t ever talked about my job hunt experience beyond what I wrote on Hack Library School (general overview about process + phone interview tips). When I was a library student I read a post by Robin Camille about her… Continue reading my job hunt: library school prep [pt. 1]

2014 already?

Like many people out there I can’t quite believe it’s 2014. I’m still typing (then quickly deleting) 2013 almost every day when adding the date to anything. But somehow we’ve crossed the threshold and it’s here: the year I graduate from my LIS program and get a job. Last week was the first week of… Continue reading 2014 already?

Kinsey Institute Book Sale

My love of book sales has crept onto this blog not one but two times now–and this post makes it three. Now that I’m working at the Kinsey, going to its book sale is especially fun. Naturally I came home with plenty of treasures: two bagfuls of books for $12.75! I mostly left with pulp… Continue reading Kinsey Institute Book Sale

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Library and Information Science: The Worst Master’s Degree to Get if You Want a Job?

Last week, a writer at Forbes magazine published an article called “The Best and Worst Master’s Degrees for Jobs.” Can you guess what I’ll write next? I certainly hope so, based upon the GIANT HINT that is the title of this post. Yes, that’s right, getting a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science was… Continue reading Library and Information Science: The Worst Master’s Degree to Get if You Want a Job?

Either Hello Spring or Hello Frenzy of Constant Activity. You Pick.

Hello blog friends! It’s been awhile. These days I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging–though, if you haven’t seen it already, I did co-write a post on digital humanities courses with Barbarajean Majewski at HackLibSchool recently. Beyond that, I’ve been steadily attacking the growing pile of work that’s in front of me. With only FIVE weeks… Continue reading Either Hello Spring or Hello Frenzy of Constant Activity. You Pick.

On Shamelessly Using my Sister for Insight on Freshmen & Library Instruction

Let me begin by saying that I have an awesome sister. Her name is Whitney, she’s 18, and she is currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin. About a month ago I received a text from her that said something along the lines of, hey, thinking of you, I’m about to go to a… Continue reading On Shamelessly Using my Sister for Insight on Freshmen & Library Instruction

So it Goes (at the Lilly)

Working at the Lilly Library provides a different experience each day. From my vantage point of the front desk, I observe the amount of activity in the gallery ebb and flow. Staff swap out exhibits, carrying large glass cases back and forth. Patrons’ rubber-soled shoes squeak on the wood floor as they peer into cases.… Continue reading So it Goes (at the Lilly)