To-Read Tuesday (Facebook edition)

22/02/2011 § 2 Comments

[Series] TMI #3 – Nancy Pearl

16/02/2011 § 1 Comment

Here’s another TMI — this time with Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl). She met up with me at the University Bookstore in Seattle, Wa. to give us her thoughts about the importance of booktalking in libraries. Have a listen!

TMI – Nancy Pearl by heidifk

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Ever Heard of a Librarian Who Doesn’t Read? – OR – What I’ve Learned in Library School So Far.

18/01/2011 § Leave a comment

{This is one of the first posts I wrote about my experiences in Library School, and it spawned a great series of guest posts over at my blog. This was kind of the impetus that began the hacklibschool seedling in my mind. Enjoy!}

I know. This is like the worst confession of all time. In 2010 I read one book (Michael Chabon’s Kavalier and Clay FYI). Its not that I’m anti-books, I just have other interests. And it was those other interests that led me into¬†Library and Information Studies. I will say I am gaining a different appreciation for books through this degree, but not enough to make me as voracious a book reader as many of my colleagues. I can already hear fellow library school students, and future employers fuming “So, why do a degree based on a professional love of books if you don’t care about books?” Simply because, as I have learned, Library School is much, much more than training in booksmithery.

I would like to borrow a format many of us are familiar with to lay out my reasoning here. This is my “Top 10 Things I learned in Library School (so far)” list. Please hold all comments until the end, and give me the benefit of the doubt before writing me off as a fool. In no particular order after the jump —

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