Alex Lent, the Information Studies PhD Student
Alex took his MLS and found himself on an academic trajectory. 1. Can you tell us about your current position? I’m a PhD student in the School of Information Studies at McGill University, where I also occasionally teach. This past semester (in the States, we would call it Spring 2012, but in Canada, they call it Winter 2012. Sadly, I am not joking), I taught Humanities and Social Science...
Claire the Cataloger from The Undercover Shelf
1. Can you tell us about your current position? Sure! I am a cataloger at a large public library. When I took a cataloging class in library school, I remember thinking “I don’t ever want to be a cataloger or work at a public library!” I’ve since learned that, usually, when I make declarative statements like that, the opposite usually happens. And thank goodness! My...
Pride & Prejudice Is Top Book Brits Lie About... →
I can nearly quote P&P, though I suspect lifeguard librarian might have me beat. I don’t lie about what I’ve read, but I have occasionally read things just to be able to say I’ve read them, and also, I have pretty terrible retention for plots, so sometimes I worry I look like I’m lying. (This is also why I reread books that are important to me. So I can remember them.)
thebookdoctor asked: So. I'm an undergraduate (junior) and am considering graduate school for MLS already. The thing is--I really want to start a mobile library (a bookmobile, really) in the area. I've been talking to organizations and potential fund sources already, but with no luck. Would you say attending library school will help my chances at being better with a mobile library? Or is a Bachelor's in...
Daniel Ransom, the academic reference, instruction...
Embodying and challenging all your library stereotypes. 1. Can you tell us about your current position? I am a reference, instruction and electronic resources librarian at a small liberal arts university. It’s my first full-time librarian job; I finished my MLIS two and a half years ago and have been here nearly two years.[[MORE]] We’re a small crew, so I get to do a real mix of...
local library treasures: the Five College book... →
So, we have an underground bunker full of books about a mile from my house, and you should maybe be a little jealous. In case of world apocalypse, I will be better read than you.
I write books as an old man, but in this country you have to be categorized, and...– Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of such children’s books as Where the Wild Things Are. He died to today at the age of 83. Having owned several of his books a young, avid reader, I have always appreciated the candor in his stories. (via gameoftomes)