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Preparing for The Academic Librarian Job Interview

I recently had the opportunity to experience my first professional academic librarian interview. It was quite an experience! Six months before graduation, I applied to a handful of positions, ranging from a few part-time to adjunct positions to first year and user experience librarian positions. I printed out job descriptions, and highlighted the skills that… Read the full article…


LibraryFarm of Cicero, New York

A few miles north of Syracuse proper, you’ll find a library with its own farm — or maybe it’s more appropriate to call it a farm with its own library. The LibraryFarm at Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Cicero is a growing (pun-intended!) part of the community there. The completely organic LibraryFarm lends out… Read the full article…


Winding Down: Reflecting On My Library Internship

Looking Forward This internship, like taking courses, is a method of collecting tools and resources to better equip oneself for meeting the projects and tasks we may anticipate in our future both short term and long term. While many people have opportunity to swing a hammer for one reason or another, not everyone has opportunity… Read the full article…



An Interview with Brenna Helmstutler, Subject Librarian for the iSchool

Brenna Helmstutler, subject librarian for the School of Information Studies (iSchool) comes to Syracuse University with 13 years of subject librarian experience at Georgia State University. While at GSU, she provided subject librarian services in various areas, including education, psychology, public health, and journalism as needed, and worked in middle management overseeing the health sciences… Read the full article…


Expanding and Tapping into the LIS Network

I’ve written about why upping your library intelligence is important, the need to increase your vocabulary, and the content you might consume. Now let me turn to the need of LIS students and new professionals need to quickly expand their professional networks. Expanding your network doesn’t mean collecting names; it means developing relationships. Yes, one does lead to the… Read the full article…