For the past year, I have had a foggy notion for a new librarian position, but I can’t quite get my mind wrapped around it. So, I am turning to you, TTW community, to help.
Today, I am once again skimming through R. David Lankes’ amazing book The Atlas of New Librarianship. I am looking [...]
I have heard reports of the demise of libraries and librarians since I first entered library school over thirteen years ago. I tend to not pay much attention to them, but in the last few months a couple articles followed by personal experiences have caused me a bit of concern. The first was Rick [...]
How cool is this recent ad for the position of Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning at the MacArthur Foundation?: (bolding is mine)
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
The Program Officer role requires graduate training and experience as a researcher or designer, with a strong grasp of research and theoretical literature relating to learning, adolescent development [...]
Hello from ALA 2009, Chicago. I’ve just come from the Placement Center, located in the far-off land of McCormick Place South. Although this was the first time I’d ever ventured there, I have to admit that I walked away a bit disappointed. Twelve booths lined the ballroom—only two of which were academic libraries…only one of [...]
When I read recently that I had been one of 200 potential candidates for an academic library position I came to the sad realization that, yes, this economy was going to affect my job search tremendously. As a recent graduate from Dominican University’s LIS program, I’ve been on the hunt for a few months and [...]