1. I remember hearing of a recent LIS grad who actually called the database companies up and asked for training on their products while she was on the job hunt — which they gladly gave her. I’ve not yet been so brazen, but it’s a great idea. They realllllly want you know to know how to use their products, and themselves may have subject expertise that you can draw on.

    — 

    Putting the “Expert” in Subject ExpertiseI Meghan Ecclestone

    (via lecieltumultueux)

    Nice.

    (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

  2. thepinakes:

Summer 2013 Professional Development Internship Projects | Smithsonian Libraries
MLIS students of the east coast — applications are being accepted for an excellent array of internships with the Smithsonian, with opportunities to work in the special collections of their art museums, on a Chinese book cataloging project, a sheet music project, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and more.
Applications are due by mid-March. Go forth and apply!

    thepinakes:

    Summer 2013 Professional Development Internship Projects | Smithsonian Libraries

    MLIS students of the east coast — applications are being accepted for an excellent array of internships with the Smithsonian, with opportunities to work in the special collections of their art museums, on a Chinese book cataloging project, a sheet music project, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and more.

    Applications are due by mid-March. Go forth and apply!

  3. continuants:

thedanaash:

I do not have the skills of an artist but how do we make this (or something like it) happen?
yes it is a real quote.

please make this real so i can have one.

!!! !!! !!!
ULTIMATE LIBRARIAN SWAG!

    continuants:

    thedanaash:

    I do not have the skills of an artist but how do we make this (or something like it) happen?

    yes it is a real quote.

    please make this real so i can have one.

    !!! !!! !!!

    ULTIMATE LIBRARIAN SWAG!

  4. Tumblarian list—help me update! →

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    Librarians, students, library service lovers! Who am I missing? Who would like to be included or removed?

    You heard the lady.

  5. A library is not a laboratory, a schoolroom, or a lecture platform—it is a library.

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    ebookworm asked: I just started my masters in librarian-ing, and you just recently finished, so let me ask you this — during the course of your study, was there a paper, article or a book that really affected the way you thought the profession? That either caused you to think about things differently, or that truly affirmed to you that you were on the right path?

    Yes. Jesse H. Shera’s collection of essays The Compleat Librarian. He affirms librarianship as a service profession positioned at a critical, and unique, place in the learning process: “A library is not a laboratory, a schoolroom, or a lecture platform—it is a library; and the librarian is not a research worker, a social worker, a teacher, or a public speaker—[s]he is a librarian.” (More here.)

    He affirmed my belief that our service as librarians is as critical a resource as the books on the shelves, and that service defines our profession:

    Only through a clear and constant recognition of his[/her] own unique responsibility can the librarian hope to maintain the unity, the integrity, and the effectiveness of his[/her] services.

    And congrats on starting your masters! Best of luck and I hope you’ll keep us updated.

  6. mrarchivist:

youchosewrong:





(from Be An Interplanetary Spy 8: Mission to Microworld, 1984)





I think this is how they get you to study technology at library schools.

Zinger!

    mrarchivist:

    youchosewrong:

    (from Be An Interplanetary Spy 8: Mission to Microworld, 1984)

    I think this is how they get you to study technology at library schools.

    Zinger!

  7. 
danhickey:
According to Forbes.com Library and information science is the number one worst master’s degree for jobs, with low mid-career median pay ($57,600) and an abysmal projected employment increase (8.5%). A bleak look at the state of the profession for outsiders, but probably not surprising for career-minded library professionals.
If you can believe it, Forbes’ numbers are slightly more optimistic than the Occupational Outlook Handbook’s: $54,500 median pay (in 2010) and 7% (slower than average) growth 2010-20.
Forbes on how they calculated their figures:
To find the mid-career median pay for 35 popular degrees, we turned to Payscale.com, which lets users compare their salaries with those of other people in similar jobs by culling real-time salary data from its 35 million profiles. We then looked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projection data to see how fast employment was expected to increase between 2010 and 2020 in popular jobs held by people with each degree. Finally we averaged each degree’s pay rank and estimated growth rank to find the best and worst master’s degrees for jobs.
Screenshot, stats, and quote via Forbes.com. Supplementary stats via OOH. 

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    danhickey:

    According to Forbes.com Library and information science is the number one worst master’s degree for jobs, with low mid-career median pay ($57,600) and an abysmal projected employment increase (8.5%). A bleak look at the state of the profession for outsiders, but probably not surprising for career-minded library professionals.

    If you can believe it, Forbes’ numbers are slightly more optimistic than the Occupational Outlook Handbook’s: $54,500 median pay (in 2010) and 7% (slower than average) growth 2010-20.

    Forbes on how they calculated their figures:

    To find the mid-career median pay for 35 popular degrees, we turned to Payscale.com, which lets users compare their salaries with those of other people in similar jobs by culling real-time salary data from its 35 million profiles. We then looked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment projection data to see how fast employment was expected to increase between 2010 and 2020 in popular jobs held by people with each degree. Finally we averaged each degree’s pay rank and estimated growth rank to find the best and worst master’s degrees for jobs.

    Screenshot, stats, and quote via Forbes.com. Supplementary stats via OOH

    !


  8. So You Want to be a Librarian...Now What? →

    undercovershelf:

    Here’s a presentation I gave on Saturday to information science students and recent graduates. :)

  9. Is there a Ryan Gosling for everyone? It appears so. Now, at librarianheygirl, he’s schmoozing (well, we’d like to believe he is) all those Masters of Library (and Information) Science out there. Ryan Gosling never rests, ladies and gents.

    Is there a Ryan Gosling for everyone? It appears so. Now, at librarianheygirl, he’s schmoozing (well, we’d like to believe he is) all those Masters of Library (and Information) Science out there. Ryan Gosling never rests, ladies and gents.