Library Science Listservs

Whether you are a novice to the field of library science or a polished professional with years of work experience under your belt, it’s extremely important to register for a plethora of listservs. There are general listservs about the profession, listservs from professional organizations, regional listservs, and profession-specific listservs. There is a wealth of important […]

Pottermania!

It would be remiss of me as a librarian to fail to mention the current resurgence of ‘Pottermania.’ Just as a refresher, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in July of 2007 – nearly 10 years ago. The excitement that accompanied each of Rowling’s […]

Back to Print?

  We live in an age of limitless distraction. Our attention spans are shorter for a lot of reasons – such as the impact of social media on how we connect with others, the way we consume media (especially news) and our overall reliance on various devices (phantom vibration syndrome has happened to me!). It […]

Summer Reading Club

It’s June and many public libraries have kicked off their summer reading clubs. The summer season tends to be the time when libraries shine – there is more foot traffic and more program offerings. Once summer arrives school media specialists hand off their students to public librarians, with the objective that they will continue reading […]

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 […]