Tags » Library School

LwL Podcast Episode 7: Katherine Burchell

In Episode 7 of the Librarians with Lives podcast I chat to Katherine Burchell, who is a Library Assistant at Cambridge University Library. Katherine is also doing her library qualification at Sheffield via distance learning. 206 more words

Professional Networking

Q: I accepted an entry-level academic position with tuition assistance, but I'm miserable. Should I suck it up and stick it out, or should I try to find a position elsewhere?

Q: So I have a dilemma here. I accepted an entry-level position at an academic library earlier this year. I just graduated last year, and was very excited to get my foot in the door towards my dream career in librarianship. 704 more words

Getting Started

An Introduction

Hello there!

My name is Loretta, and this is my 10004820th attempt at an online blog. Blogging is definitely not a strong point of mine. I always get nervous about throwing my thoughts out to the World Wide Web and stop after a few posts. 385 more words

Library School

Dead Mountain: Perspectives Beyond Library World

It was a classic story of serendipitous discovery as a public library worker: I spotted Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident on a cart of books ready to be sent to their home locations.   617 more words

Library School

Q&A: How can I use my public library experience in the private sector, and how can I prepare for such jobs?

Posted by Ellen Mehling

Q: I am 24 and have spent a year and a half working part-time in my local library’s Youth Services department, and have recently been hired as a Library Assistant. 487 more words

Job Seeking

Hacking Parenthood in Library School: When You're New to Parenting

My to-do list this semester looks quite a bit different:

  1. Feed baby
  2. Change diaper
  3. Rock baby
  4. Repeat

Yes, I’m taking a brief hiatus from library school for fall semester as the new mama of a baby boy. 659 more words

Library School

The "P" Word

In the first year that I was in library school my early classes were frequently preoccupied with the question “Is librarianship a profession?” And the answer was, of course, “yes!” But the yes wasn’t a confident one as much as a desperate defense of the profession as such. 1,390 more words