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Public Library post

I will be officially starting my new job at the city library on Monday and so have been non-stop researching and googling what it might be like and what situations I may encounter at a big city library. 189 more words

Interviews at the public library

Last week I went to the public library near me to work on some school work and do some more interviews. Three awesome and helpful employees from the library answered my interview questions and here are the results! 711 more words

Cool travel website

I was reviewing geographical and travel online sources for one of my library school courses (SLIS 5600) and found a really awesome travel series by CNN called “Wish You Were Here”.   77 more words

Child-centered classification

I’ve been reading about Metis, a Dewey-free library classification system developed and implemented in 2011 by the librarians at the Ethical Culture School in New York City (Kaplan et al., 2013). 564 more words


21st Century Library and Information Science

Some thoughts based on my recent presentation to the INFODAYS14 conference held at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic 5-7th November 2014.

The future of library and information science (LIS), is inextricably linked to the future of the document. 1,449 more words


The Librarian 1947 Vocational Guidance Films: an academic reflection

That’s right, dear reader; we’re digging into the archives to see what we can infer about information organizations and information professionals in the post-WWII era. Get hype. 863 more words

Opinion Pieces

Do I have to be a librarian?

The answer to the question above is no. MLIS grads do not all have to be librarians. While being a librarian would be incredible and rewarding, sometimes library jobs are unavailable and sometimes people want to pursue other careers, more catered to their interests and skills. 225 more words