So now you’ve got that in-person interview!

Dear Internet, Another institution contacted me today to schedule an interview. #fistpump Once I confirmed I was still interested, I started researching the location to see if it would be a good fit for me. Now you may be wondering why I’m doing this as...

personal anacdotes on misc

(Edit: I totally spaced that LibUX interviewed me for their podcast and it went live this week! If you have 30 minutes, go take a listen!) Dear Internet, Wednesday is job hunt day and right now I’m up to slightly over 20 positions I need to apply for in the next...

How To: Become a Library Future(ist) – part i

Dear Internet, How do you become a library futurist? Easy. You let others do the research for you. This is, scout’s promise, not a dig at anyone. Total pinky swear. Let me explain. “What is the future for libraries?” is one of the most popular...

I Want To Be A XXX Librarian, Part IV

Dear Internet, My writing about the job finding process, the frustrations, and how to plan when you don’t get a job is not a new thing. I touched about it in library school: To degree or on to degree: that is the question (2008) I wrote extensively about the...

we need to talk about #teamharpy

*nina has written their thoughts on the nearing year anniversary since the dismissal of the case. Dear Internet, March 25th is the one year anniversary of #teamharpy case being dismissed, by the plaintiff’s lawyers’ request no less, from court. There are...

How To: Do something (anything) to enhance your skill set

Dear Internet, In the last six months of job hunting, I’ve begun paying closer attention to the fluidity of the requirements of positions. While my background is  pretty diverse, I wanted to start thinking more of becoming a specialist in a few areas rather than...