So why am I starting this blog? Probably because of a recent article in the School Library Journal entitled "Hang in There." It speaks about many ways you can market yourself as a fledgling librarian, in order to get a job. Honestly, I thought I had all of that covered. Awesome resume? Check. Dazzling website and online portfolio? Check. Power suit? Check.
Well, it turns out that I was very wrong. I had a lot to learn from that article, one idea of which really stuck with me. The article suggested that I start a blog.
Frankly, I couldn't figure out why anyone would want to listen to something I had to say. I JUST graduated with my Masters in Library Science in December. I've never worked in a library before. Never. Ok, well I temped once for 6 months in a corporate library, but frankly, I don't think that counts. I've never been paid to check out books or shelf or catalog. I've only done reference as part of my coursework. Sure I have opinions and ideas, but they're all based on idealism and conjecture. So who would want to listen to that?
Well, apparently, future employers want to hear what I have to say. They want to know what my ideas are and what I would want to do to improve systems. Well, then here goes. Welcome to my blog where I give myself free license to say what I think on any number of topics involved in librarianship. Please comment to your hearts' content. I want to hear what you have to say as well. Carpe diem!