Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

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Library Card Mosaic

Steve Campion writes: I was building a library card gallery (scroll down the page: http://www.wa-list.com/?p=418) and decided to gather them together in one image.  The mosaic came from that.  I think the gallery is pretty cool.  It shows off the individual cards and the variety and vitality of the public libraries across the state.  85% of the libraries — large and small — contributed cards or images for my gallery/mosaic.

Brian Kenney: How to Land a Library Job

I thoroughly enjoy Brian’s columns at Publisher’s Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/58574-how-to-land-a-library-job.html A snip: Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: if you want to be hired as a librarian, get ready to move. Many of you are probably already in a large city or a university town with a library school, plenty of recent graduates, a public library that hasn’t hired anyone since 2008, and academic libraries that are only making part-time appointments. You’re going to need to look nationally, especially to land that first position. This is tough love—the sort I ignored back in the early 1980s. When […]