“Librarians Keeping up and Making Time,” by Emily Clasper
On keeping up online, how to do it, why it’s important.
“Taming the Infoclutter” by Jennifer Koerber
Click through to presentation slides, or see other posts and links on the topic. (See also a list of related resources.)
“Priorities and Professionalism,” by Sophie Brookover
Talks about work/life balance as a new [...]
by The Library Career People
Q: Can you please help me? I am currently a certified media specialist in Georgia, and I am so burned out. Can you tell me where to look to use my MLIS? I love research, but whatever I apply for has to pay a decent wage. Can anyone [...]
by Natalie Forshaw
While walking to work one morning, I was thinking about staying connected to the profession. I’ve worked at the same library for nine years - seven in the technical services unit - and sometimes it’s hard to connect to Longfellow’s romantic feelings about libraries and books: “The student has [...]
by Tasha Squires
Nine months after starting my first professional library position, I was already cruising the want ads for a new job. This was a wasted endeavor, since I had received a scholarship which stated I needed to work in a public library for two years post-graduation. It did not make [...]
by Catherine Ritchie
In early 1998, I faced imminent job burnout, with no obvious remedy in sight.
I had been an adult/YA public librarian in central Illinois for nearly twelve years. My job responsibilities, though still satisfying, were no longer expanding. Due to recent personnel changes, my department was poorly run, and staff [...]
by Lori Bell
This year I will celebrate twenty years as a library professional. During those years, three things have remained constant: my love for work in libraries; my love and fascination for technology, gadgets, and gizmos; and my membership in the Illinois Library Association (ILA).
I have been around Illinois libraries so [...]
GraceAnne A. DeCandido’s “New Jobs for Old: Librarians Now” is a fascinating look at how librarians have taught themselves to deal with change and how they have adapted themselves and their careers while remaining true to the principles of librarianship. Part of ARL’s Leading Ideas series.
Phyllis B. Spies discusses “Libraries, Leadership, and [...]