LIS Education Symposium [pt. 1]

This is part one, where I share general thoughts on #LISed15. Check out part two to read through an annotated version of my presentation. I found out about the LIS Ed Symposium in February, when I was contacted by HLS writer Nicole about participating in a keynote talk aimed at bringing together a handful of… Continue reading LIS Education Symposium [pt. 1]

my job hunt: interview! [pt. 4]

This is the fourth post of a multi-part series where I talk about my job hunt. Read part one (prepping through library school jobs and classes), part two (library school extras), and part three (cover letter & resume/CV). So we’ve made it this far. The interview! The scary part. Let me share some snippets of my… Continue reading my job hunt: interview! [pt. 4]

my job hunt: cover letter & resume / CV [pt. 3]

This is the third post of a multi-part series where I talk about my job hunt. Read part one (prepping through library school jobs and classes) or part two (library school extras). Giving advice about application materials like cover letters and resumes is tricky business because there’s such a wide variety of valid opinions out there, and… Continue reading my job hunt: cover letter & resume / CV [pt. 3]

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?

Q & A, part 1

I’ve been lucky to be able to correspond with several readers over the past few years that I’ve been blogging. Just this past month alone, I’ve communicated with prospective LIS students in person, through Skype, and quite a few via email. I get similar questions, so today I thought I’d share my answers to them… Continue reading Q & A, part 1

DIL Symposium / Data Visualization & Management Workshop

On September 23-25 I attended the Data Information Literacy Symposium at Purdue University with the IU Science Data Management Librarian (and my boss!), Stacy Konkiel. Not only was it nice to see Purdue University for the first time and visit my friend Ilana, the symposium was absolutely fantastic. I’m quite indebted to Stacy for forwarding me the… Continue reading DIL Symposium / Data Visualization & Management Workshop