12/11/2012 § 16 Comments
I’d like to start my tenure here at Hack Library School with a dose of brutal honesty: I’m not a huge fan of people.
Ok, to be fair, it’s not that I don’t LIKE people. It’s just that, as an introvert, I find them exhausting, and the prospect of seemingly endless conversations with strangers gives me serious anxiety.
As a grad student who would, one day, like to find a full-time, paying job, I realize the importance of networking. I know that going to conferences and seeking out new connections in the library field is an excellent way to learn new things and perhaps even procure gainful employment. I also know that I rarely have the desire to walk up to strangers, awkwardly introduce myself, and attempt to make library-related small talk. So what’s a library student to do?