Even though I have attended SLA once before I took advantage of an opportunity offered by the local San Francisco chapter of SLA: the opportunity to have the assistance of a conference mentor. In this case, a conference mentor is someone who helps you figure out how to make the conference work best for you. […]
putting stuff on your calendar? make sure to choose the right time zone! pack business cards try to find some nice clothes … just in case air out luggage laundry comfy shoes pack small bag good for toting around ipad, mifi figure out what to do when not nerding around finish identifying cool programs to […]
librarians like to talk about this: what to call library users. i wonder if this makes a real difference for library users?
This time of year usually brings some relaxation as classes are over and I usually take the summer off from school. This year is different: due to a variety of issues which came up during the past semester I still have a class to complete by the end of the summer … and my internship […]
They may be interesting … or not.
Many months ago … sometime last year … I saw an announcement (I think it was through ACRL but can’t be sure) calling for volunteers for committee service. I had never served on any ALA committee and am new to librarianship so I figured that, while I’d try, I wouldn’t expect much. I went to […]
Some time ago a gentleman from whom I take professional advice asked me to visualize my future librarian workplace … Here’s a photo of my current non-library workspace: What does your workspace look like?
So … just a few weeks ago I was concerned about finding an internship and figuring out classes for the spring. I’m down to three classes for the spring and may drop one more before the semester starts … The internship, however, has turned out nicely. Just a few days after I last posted here […]
I’m taking three courses: Introduction to Digital Data (formerly Introduction to Digital Libraries), Copyright for Information Professionals, and Grantwriting. The semester is winding down with about two weeks left. I am looking forward to the end of semester, but maybe not so much since that just means a few weeks to the start of next […]
This isn’t a first–I try to follow quite a few blogs with Google Reader. The volume can be enormous, but I continue to add new blogs anyway. You see, I can’t really tell how prolific a blogger may become when I start following their blog. Of course, I can look at their blogging history, but […]