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 […]

Library Management Job Advertisement Analysis

I recently had an assignment to look over several different job advertisements to consider what employers are really looking for when it comes to management positions in libraries: Here’s what I’ve discovered which could be helpful to all those unemployed librarians out there 🙂 Purpose Analyzing job advertisements in library management helps one build understanding […]

Multilingual Collections a must in American Libraries

(2007). Guidelines for the Development and Promotion Of Multilingual Collections and Services. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 47(2), 198-200. Retrieved from Library Lit & Inf Full Text database. It seems it would be natural that American libraries would provide multilingual collections policies for libraries, however there seems to be a lack of awareness of what […]

Death of a Listserv

The use of instant messenger (IM) with regard to reference capabilities is becoming more common among academic and research libraries.  Naturally, more people are talking about the benefits and also the negative aspects of utilizing this service within their own library through listservs.  In my exploration through the DIGLIB mailing list, I discovered a thread […]