Monthly Archives: April 2011

Summer Reading Ideas

On LinkedIn recently, I posed a question about pre-library school summer reading, and I’ve been delighted by the results! The list, so far, ranges from books (both fiction and non-fiction) to blogs to websites and magazines. I’ve read a few of … Continue reading

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When I Graduate

Earlier this weekend, George asked me how I want to celebrate graduating from library science school (when I finally do!). It’s been fun to think about during little pockets of calm in this busy weekend. We’re already talking about a … Continue reading

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What They Don’t Teach You in Library School

Yesterday I finished reading What They Don’t Teach You in Library School, by Elizabeth Doucett. I thought the book had a lot of good suggestions and was well-organized, with helpful resources at the end of each chapter. It was reassuring to … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Library

The April 2011 issue of Working @ Duke includes an article about Duke University Libraries, the library I work for, entitled “Recession spurs library to reinvent itself.” Several of the changes mentioned affect my work on a real level, like ebooks and … Continue reading

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10 Great Library Tours

I enjoyed reading a recent article in USA Today, titled “10 Great Places to Take a Library Tour.” Of the libraries on this list, I’ve only been to one so far, the Library of Congress.  This article made me want … Continue reading

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Freelancing

A post on Hack Library School has me thinking about librarian freelancing after I finish my MLS. (I know, I know, I haven’t even STARTED the degree yet!) Still, it seems like a good idea, going into grad school, to … Continue reading

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In-house Training: Digital Collections

Yesterday, several co-workers attending a training session on CONTENTdm, the digital collections management software made and supported by OCLC.  The person who did are training works for OCLC, and did a really good job of training us. It was a … Continue reading

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Duke’s 2011 Edible Book Festival

I’m sad to say that I didn’t make it to this year’s Edible Book Festival, which was held last Friday. By the looks of the photographs on Flickr, it was another success! Check out the entries in Duke’s 2011 Edible … Continue reading

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Fall Schedule

Earlier this week, I learned when my Saturday class will be held. I knew it was a 9AM-3PM class, not held on every Saturday, and the final schedule was posted yesterday. It’s good to know, making my fall schedule feel … Continue reading

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