Learning Journal Post 4: Neutrality, Patron Driven Acquisition, and Silent Circulation

It seems I’m not going to get away from politics as soon as I thought. As I’ve mentioned before, librarianship is inherently political because libraries rely on funding and support from governmental agencies and as such we have no option to be apolitical when it comes to our survival. Further, the ALA Code of Ethics, … Continue reading

Learning Journal Post 3 Comfort Zones

It seems I’m on a bit of an advocacy kick lately. Everything I read/watch reminds me of advocacy in some way. This week in my school media centers course we were discussing readings from School Library Management (7th edition). As I read my readings and the posts of others I kept thinking of comfort zones. … Continue reading

Learning Journal Post 2: Advocacy, Neutrality, and Getting Political

Cultural Competency, library as third place, inquiry based learning, collaboration, the learning commons, transliteracy…these are just some of the areas of librarianship in which I am especially interested. But they are all for naught without advocacy. Advocacy is the silver bullet in librarianship. A library can’t be third place if it’s not there in the … Continue reading

INFO 233 Learning Journal Post 1

This blog was originally created as a requirement for my MLIS program and as such posts may be course assignments. These library journal entries are such. Every time I speak with muggles about being a librarian the same comment is made: “oh I’d LOVE to be a librarian so I could read all day!” Librarianship … Continue reading

What Should I Learn in Library School?

In an attempt to be more streamlined and focused in Library School given┬ákeeping house and raising two children I decided to map out the remainder of my┬ádegree of required coursework and suggested courses for my chosen career pathway. Though I’m not committed to working in a set environment (I love academic, public and school libraries … Continue reading

Adventures in Instructional Planning: Guide on the Side

Librarians are in effect “service educators.” We provide informational service and instruction to persons from every walk of life with seemingly every type of information need. In the course of my LIS training I’ve had the opportunity to learn how to do more formal instructional projects including LibGuides, Subject guides, and Infographics. For a previous … Continue reading