Library Career Disciplines – The Cost of Education

In previous posts, I’ve discussed the varying pay scale rates of different disciplines within the library profession. I would now like to delve into the overall costs of pursing a specific concentration in regard to time as well as money. If as a reader of this blog you are undecided about where to begin to […]

The Value of Networking

Happy New Year! As we enter a new calendar year, some of you may be getting ready to make some major changes. Whether it be graduating, changing careers, or moving up the professional librarian ladder, you may wonder how you will be able to achieve some of the goals you set forth. Sometimes the most […]

Update on Salaries and Occupational Outlook

Whether you are considering delving into library science or contemplating a career change within the field, some of the concerns at the forefront of your mind are undoubtedly salary and job placement. Are there jobs readily available within your chosen field? Or are those employed within your specific focus underemployed or facing lay-offs? After all the time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]