Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a titled librarian? As I am working through my degree, each semester I share an overview of the classes I am taking. Today's post covers year two, semester two of working toward an MLS.
Is it really already the end of September? (I know, I'm turning into one of those bloggers - sorry!) The beginning of the month, and the books I read then, feel so far away. I looked at the title of the first book and thought "was that really this month?" It may have only been... Continue Reading →
Today's post is brought to you by chamolille-fueled late-night homework sessions, the atmosphere of the picture book section in the library, chillhop background music, and the maple leaf-shaped lights that are strung across the top of my desk. No, this post isn't sponsored. These are just a few of the things I'm appreciating during a... Continue Reading →
It's a habit of mine to share a little about the classes I am taking each semester as I pursue an MLS degree, and the fall semester started Monday. Usually, I have a pretty good grasp from the beginning on how each class will go. This semester, however, is a little less structured than previous... Continue Reading →
Welcome back, Reader! Today's post goes out to the customer my colleague interacted with a while ago who was obstinate over the fact that becoming a titled Librarian requires a Master's Degree, because he knew the alphabet before he was in kindergarten and "that's really all you need!" I'm here to inform you that the alphabet is not the only thing you need to know to work in a library. I could go on a tirade about the ignorance of such a statement and detail some of the many skills and knowledge needed to be an adequate, much less good, librarian, but I don't think that would do anyone much good. Instead I'm going to tell you about the classes I'm taking this summer and the role the topics they cover play in librarianship.
School has been nearly the only thing on my mind since late January. If I say "this was the hardest semester of my life" a thousand times in this post, don't let it cheapen the reality of that statement! Four classes while working forty hours a week is no joke. I can't even begin to... Continue Reading →
April TBR Finish reading these carryovers from March:Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey by Wayne A. WiegandA Poetics of Orthodoxy by Benjamin P. MyersRead this nonfiction book in the mornings: Hope in Times of Fear by Timothy KellerKeep up with required school readings, and don't get distracted by fiction Other April Goals Complete all... Continue Reading →
Books Completed This Month An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo Poetry; ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐For the Common Good: Redefining Civic Leadership by David Chrislip & Ed O'MalleyNonfiction - Leadership; ⭐⭐⭐.5 Average Rating: 4.25⭐ Books Read (but not completed) This Month The Librarian of Boone's Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer Christian Historical Fiction - 1950s KentuckyIrrepressible Reformer: A Biography... Continue Reading →
Just a short post today! I thought I would have my goals posted last week, but school is so busy at the moment that I just didn't get to it. So, here's what I hope to read and accomplish this month!
Hello, Reader! There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding what it means to be a librarian and what is required to get a library science degree. Even within the bookish community, it can be easy to assume that what you see is all there is when actually there is a lot more work, study, and... Continue Reading →