Library Links & Loves: Professional Development

For me, professional development is the most important aspect of my job. Not only do the students benefit when I learn something new, but then I can share it with my co-workers and begin to make a larger cultural change. One of the reasons I took the job here is because I saw so much […]

My 21st Century 20-something Ennui

en·nui- Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom We’ve all felt this, right? Well, I’ve noticed that I’ve been feeling it more as I approach my quarter-century, and I think it’s worth discussing. Between Sallie Mae calling me incessantly to an overall sense of is-this-really-what-I-want-to-do-with-my-life begging my attention in the depths of my brain, I find […]

Student-Worker to Professional Librarian: Overcoming the Transition

Today marks the end of my first week as an Adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian at HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College) York Campus.  While I am very excited to start working on my instruction presentations and help students at the reference desk, I have found myself dealing with a tough transition from student-worker to professional […]

Government Documents in the Digital Age: Providing Perpetual Access and the Future of the FDLP

Since 1813, the United States Printing Office (GPO) has had the mission of keeping America informed.  The GPO’s main function is to collect, organize, and preserve information from Congress, the three branches of government, and other federal publishers and “disseminate that information to the public.” [1] The GPO offers these documents for sale and also […]