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14 things everyone gets wrong about librarians

“Yes, I can help you find books.”
“No, I don’t spend all day reading them.”

The scholars at BuzzFeed recently asked librarians to tell them the most frustrating misconceptions people have about a librarian’s job. 62 more words

School Media Specialist

Who are children’s books written for?

There’s an obvious answer to this question, of course. But here’s another notion for you…Children’s books are written for all readers.

Might I explain? When I first began to write, which was back in about 1994, I didn’t have a clue who I was writing for, if not myself. 370 more words

Quit spewing out mass applications.

This anonymous interview is with an academic librarian who has been a hiring or search committee. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: 608 more words


Locating Great History Resources

Originally, I planned to have this week and next be reviews for upcoming novels.  However, one had its release date pushed back a week (5/5/15 to 5/12/15) so I thought a non-review post was in order.  690 more words


Goodreads Giveaway - One Day Left

I cracked the 500 bar of requests! Yay! And I am so close to 600 that I am optimistic that I will reach that as well. 22 more words

You might be pleasantly surprised at how nice people are, especially library people.

This anonymous interview is with a librarian who works for a public library consulting service and has been a hiring manager and a member of a hiring or search committee. 524 more words

Library Hiring