Suzanne S. LaPierre and Chris Barbuschak, authors of Desegregation in Northern Virginia Libraries, discuss how they used their librarian skills in the research and writing of their book.
Alison King, Copy Editor and owner of King Career Services, gives us some fantastic tips for writing resumes and cover letters.
Dr. Africa Hands, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at University of Buffalo, discusses the LIS field from the perspective of I school professor.
Martha Hickson, award-winning school librarian and Leader in the fight for the freedom to read, tells us her story of book challenges, of being called a pedophile and pornographer in a public school board meeting and how she fought back. Martha mentioned the following organizations during our conversation.
Amy Neeser, Consulting and Outreach Lead in Research IT at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the wide range of opportunities for librarians to work in data. She says, “Data is an opportunity, not a threat.” Here is a link to her research on making job ads more equitable. Amy also mentions Research Data Access Preservation Association and the Campus Research Computing Consortium.
Lisa Grimm, Vice President and DAM Evangelist at Digizuite, discusses how well our skills work in DAM and encourages librarians to look for jobs in the field. She mentions Henry Stewart Events, including the conference. Here is a link to her Beer Ladies Podcast.
Allison Jai O’Dell, CRM Manager at The Funders Network, discusses how library skills are perfect for roles like data architecture structure and taxonomy.
Fobazi Ettarh, Author of Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Published in In the Library with the Lead Pipe), breaks down some of the sections of her article and discusses why vocational awe is so harmful.