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 […]

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. […]