the cardigan librarian

Jul 24

Sign #324 you are are teen librarian.

Sign #324 you are are teen librarian.

iwasratherliterary said: What advice would you give to a 15-year-old aspiring librarian high school student? I already volunteer at my public library, which I adore. Any tips for the rest of my high school years? I am in the 10th grade. I thank you immensely.

I have no idea how long this has been here, and why I didn’t see it. It’s summer reading, and I’m putting on 30 program in 30 days, so I’ll use that as my excuse. Sorry! And thanks for asking!

Read widely, even things you don’t like, as it’s all foundational to your knowledge base for collection development and reader’s advisory on down the road. You won’t know much about, say, manga, if all you’ve read is a single volume of Nightschool, but you’ll still be better placed than sticking to only your natural preferences.

Also, take opportunities to learn any and all tech that interests you. Someday, you’ll be the librarian applicant with web design experience, or familiarity with video editing software, and those sorts of things can really give you an edge.

Anyone else got any sage wisdomosity?

Youth Services Librarian LeRoy Collins Public Library -

Get a job where I got my start in librarianing. (That Fish Is Fish felt storyboard? That’s my handiwork.) And get to lecture library school students. And other cool stuff.

Jul 23

You guys, I forgot to tell you

my tween advisory board made a commercial for the public access TV station. You’re welcome.

Tell me about the NELA conference?

What it’s like. If you’re going. What’s slated. Etc.

Jul 17

helenlindsay:

mikefalzone:

aboutmidi:

pastakovich:

yes.

Ukulele made easy

And now USkulele!

relevant

Have I mentioned I’m going to look at ukuleles FOR WORK tomorrow? And that they’re going to circulate? And that we’re planning a ukulele workshop with this here lady?

helenlindsay:

mikefalzone:

aboutmidi:

pastakovich:

yes.

Ukulele made easy

And now USkulele!

relevant

Have I mentioned I’m going to look at ukuleles FOR WORK tomorrow? And that they’re going to circulate? And that we’re planning a ukulele workshop with this here lady?

Jul 02

http://nerdylikearockstar.tumblr.com/post/90418083636/lion-blood-said-absolutely-everyone-i-know-who -

nerdylikearockstar:

lion-blood said: absolutely everyone I know who works in public libraries hates/is terrified of summer reading (I assume the programming done for kids?). is there some specific reason it is so horrible/stressful?

Oh I don’t hate summer reading, I love it! (Though I do sometimes fear…

I just calculated that I am organizing or running 32 programs before July 30. Dying.

Jun 20

schoollibraryjournal:

Happy Friday! The pilot of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium is airing tonight at 6:30pm EST on Hulu. (via 'Delirium' pilot, based on popular book, coming to Hulu | Inside TV | EW.com)

I lost track of this project and somehow thought it had been derailed…

schoollibraryjournal:

Happy Friday! The pilot of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium is airing tonight at 6:30pm EST on Hulu. (via 'Delirium' pilot, based on popular book, coming to Hulu | Inside TV | EW.com)

I lost track of this project and somehow thought it had been derailed…

Jun 10

Got Info Job? -

These seem to be centered in the South, but hey, a girl can dream?

Jun 01

schoollibraryjournal:

 

"Advocacy for Animals Ignored by Children’s Books." Yes, the poster is available. #bea14 (via Fusenews: The Bear grumbleth “mum mum” — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production)


I would like to see a book with a prickly urchin protagonist.

schoollibraryjournal:

 

"Advocacy for Animals Ignored by Children’s Books." Yes, the poster is available. #bea14
(via Fusenews: The Bear grumbleth “mum mum” — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production)

I would like to see a book with a prickly urchin protagonist.