Librarian Salaries – Who Makes the Most?

So you’re considering librarianship but you’re on the fence about which field you’d like to enter. Who knew there were so many options when it comes to being a librarian? There are public librarians, school librarians, archivists, law librarians, museum librarians, college librarians,…the list goes on. While all of these different focuses fall under the […]

3 Library Trends Worth Noticing

As you navigate through library school or start off your career, there are various trends emerging at libraries across the country that are worth acknowledging. Whether tech-oriented or community-friendly, these trends ensure that public libraries remain relevant. They are also prevalent in school and university libraries as well. No longer just about reading or research, […]

5 Library Blogs to Follow

Aside from this lovely blog, you may be wondering where you can read up on the latest library news, keep up with the latest tech trends, or where to find fantastic book reviews. Aside from the usual suspects of SLJ and YALSA’s The Hub (if you aren’t already checking these on a regular basis, it’s […]

Learning the Library Lingo

Hello, readers. By now you’ve probably noticed some library-related terms peppered throughout my posts. You may have wondered, what in the world is reader’s advisory? What’s a reluctant reader? Will there be a quiz on this? It’s important to know certain terminology often used in the library world. There is a particular vocabulary associated with […]

Important Book Awards

There are certain awards and honors given to pivotal books each year by the American Library Association. Public librarians as well as school librarians should be conscious of these awards and make an effort to read as many of the listed selections as possible. 

I’ve Got a Library Science Degree…Now What?

You went to library school, got your MLIS with a concentration in Public Libraries, Archives, or School Media, and now you’re all set to start your job search. If you’re like me, you may have developed some professional contacts either through an internship or by attending various workshops. But, maybe you live in part of […]

5 Websites for Librarians to Keep Up With Literary Trends

Most librarians I know love to read – but even for the most avid reader it can be a struggle to keep up with the hottest literature. Being apprised of all the latest book crazes – or as least as much as possible – makes all the difference in a librarian’s or aspiring librarian’s  reader’s […]

5 Things What You Won’t Learn in Library School

Those of my readers who have been working in the field for even a short time will recognize this simple truth: there are some things you won’t learn in library school. No matter which school you are attending/did attend, there are certain aspects of librarianship that you will only learn on the job. This is […]

6 Online Resources for Keeping Up with Library Trends

As a professional or student, one of the most important skills to hone is maintaining a working knowledge of library trends and issues. Whether your focus is special libraries, academic libraries, or the public sphere, employers want to ensure that potential hires can keep up with developments in the field. If you have already secured […]

Technology and Librarians: A Brief Overview

The rise of the personal computer, the internet, and many other kinds of technology has caused rapid changes in how today’s libraries operate and are utilized. From a technical standpoint, a librarian used to only need an intimate knowledge of the library’s organization system, and how to operate a few machines like copiers and faxes. […]