I'm sure we all know by now that the Internet and social media is often a shit hole of bad information. Part of being in library school is to recognize bad or unverified information, because a decent chunk of being a librarian and information professional is to pass on good, verified information from trusted sources … Continue reading How Dis/Misinformation Begins
My best friend and I have a running joke about my "writing archives" and how I'm leaving it up to her to figure out what to do with them. Don't forget about the Twitter and the blog and the ebooks while you're at it, Bestie.(Or did we decide that the digital stuff was Jessi's job? … Continue reading My "Writing Archives"
Last semester, I was in a required class called Information Sources and Services, which was intended to introduce us library school newbies into the theory, framework, and principles of reference services in a library setting. There are many different types of jobs in libraries and information science, but obvi, reference services are a big part … Continue reading How Library School Has Taught Me To Research Better
Rainy, damp Lincoln CenterEmerging out of a nightmare heatwave this past weekend--it was so unbearably humid, guys, plus there were a lot of power outages around--Monday has brought more humidity and now rain, storms, and flooding.But today, my Archives class took a field trip--to the New York Public Library's Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center! … Continue reading A Field Trip to New York Public Library’s Performing Arts Library
This June, I've been taking an online course for my library science degree--Introduction to Classification, which covers the tedious world of library classification systems aka how they keep track of all the books.I'm most familiar with Dewey--it's the most widely used system. It's numbers based. So first, you have to figure out which class the … Continue reading Classification Systems