This is me right now. I’m currently taking a class about information retrieval and is boils down to a lot of database talk. I understand databases in principle, a little in practice and almost none when it comes to creation. I do love metadata, but there is so much more to a database than metadata. … Continue reading
From my exploration of the current climate employers want a broad knowledge base or specialized skills depending on the position, and the future of the academic librarian is a more hybridized or blended position possessing a significant amount of technological savvy. Experience for any library job, whether paid or via internship or volunteering, is crucial … Continue reading
2013 was, overall, a pretty awesome year. My kiddo turned 1, our family went vegan and I started graduate school for a Master’s of Library and Information Science, a step towards my dream job. I hope 2014 only gets better, I am ringing it in early (probably around 10 PM) with a chest cold, but … Continue reading
Social Media can be a double edged sword. Used properly, it can be a valuable tool for networking, branding, and a source of up to date information. Used improperly, it can lead to disaster. For the sake of this post, I’ll focus on major social media outlets: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn. I know that … Continue reading
Stumbled across this post, The Artful Accidents of Google Books, from the New Yorker about the artfulness of the Google book scan when it goes awry. Thought I’d share.
Current MLIS students live in a digital age. Professional associations and journals aren’t the only access point for information. In this information age, MLIS students have access to the entirety of the Internet to network and acquire information. Finding a job in this market is all about “brand promotion” and the brand is…you. When you’re … Continue reading