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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