I’m building a staff photo board at work. In addition to a photo, I asked people to tell me their name, title, and what they were an “expert” in. I specified that they could be expert at anything, work-related or not work-related, giving the examples “cheese” and “being able to find ‘missing’ books.” Many people have been reticent to name their “expertise.” People seem worried that doing so might…
I’m wondering if there might be a few of you out there who are willing to share the work with me. What’s primarily needed is people to transcribe the completed surveys. They are in an Excel spreadsheet, and need to be re-written into blog format. Are you interested? If so, please fill out this form:
are there any librarians on here?
I have a question for you. I’m looking at going into the library sciences, but all I can find is masters degree programs. what should I do for the bachelor’s degree?
Signal boost, and also, my longer answer:
Social work, for public librarians.
Useful in all libraries: business, education, maybe public administration.
Also possible: computer science, other sciences, or maybe math. Not a lot of librarians have these degrees, so it will help you be more interesting in a TOUGH JOB MARKET.
I also actually find my drama degree pretty applicable.
There are a glut of English/literature degrees, so if you must go for that one, seriously consider doing something else too, to give yourself a little something extra in a TOUGH JOB MARKET.
Did I mention the JOB MARKET FOR LIBRARIANS is REALLY TOUGH? The best thing you can do for yourself during your undergrad, is to GET A STUDENT JOB IN YOUR COLLEGE LIBRARY! Or get hired in some other library. Or at the very least volunteer. Get your foot in the door now, and start making connections in the library community.
Sorry for yelling.
I’m wondering if there might be a few of you out there who are willing to share the work with me. What’s primarily needed is people to transcribe the completed surveys. They are in an Excel spreadsheet, and need to be re-written into blog format. Are you interested?
Talking to the Library Board
For some reason, I have a real thing for, well, this kind of thing:
The library asks a question,…
Norton is sad to learn of the death of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger. In addition to his storied career in music, he published two books with us at Norton: Everybody Says Freedom and Where Have All THe Flowers Gone. He will be missed.
We reviewed Everybody Says Freedom in LJ 3/1/90:
Taking its title from a song used in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s, this narrative scrapbook is illustrated with music and words to three dozen songs (“We Shall Overcome” is not among them). Profiles of 15 people active in the movement, anecdotes about many others, and a chronological outline/commentary on events from 1955 to 1968 are linked by the songs, which are presented as having one or two voice lines, usually, with chords suggested for harmony. The authors hope the songs will be sung as reminders of their past power and for use in the future as “brothers, sisters, all: climb Jacob’s Ladder,” with new words for new populist causes. For general collections.— Bonnie Jo Dopp, Dist. of Columbia P.L.
This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, by Marilyn Johnson
This may not be the first book I started in 214, but as of last night it is the first I’ve finished. After factors in my life snowballed into the decision to try to start grad school Fall 2015 for…
I read Quiet, Please by Scott Douglas around the same time as I read This Book is Overdue. Quiet, Please is a real but jaded look at what it’s like to work in a public library, and contrasts to the tone of This Book is Overdue, which is more rah-rah. So I recommend Quiet Please if you’re looking for a contrast; I think reality is somewhere in between the two.
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (via bibliophilebunny)
Nine times out of ten, we can not only find that book, we have it available too.