Category Archives: Libraryland

Reading Myself into a Career

Do you remember when you decided what you wanted to be when you grew up? What inspired you to follow that career or life path? For me, I believe the books I read played a big part in my plans … Continue reading

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Is Everything Up to Date in Your Collection?

Okay so I really wanted to say “Kansas City” in this post title but since I work in Indiana and have never been to a library in Kansas City it would be more confusing than witty I’m afraid. I will … Continue reading

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When it’s right it’s right

So my last post was a lament about job searching and the disadvantages of being a plus size librarian. Well the search is over and on January 2nd I will be leaving my secretarial position at the Tamarack District Library … Continue reading

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Challenges of Job Searching

Job searching is never easy. You can have the education, the experience and a professional resume but sometimes it just isn’t enough. I have been looking for a new Librarian position for almost 2 years (with a break during Summer … Continue reading

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Amnesty @ your library

  Are overdue fines an incentive to bring books back on time or a deterrent to returning overdue books? As I’m sure most libraries do, my library has a maximum overdue fine.  This means that even if a book is … Continue reading

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Book Speed Dating @ your library

I love hearing about programs libraries are doing. I often wish it was happening at my library so I could attend. The problem with that is, I work at my library. When a cool program idea comes my way (usually … Continue reading

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For the Love of Reading

What motivates someone to read? For me it’s a love of story and an escape from reality. While it is a common misconception that librarians get to sit and read all day, books were a main attraction to working in … Continue reading

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