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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]