Community: Hack Library School Blog – A Well-Kept Secret: How to Become an International School Librarian
While originally published in October 2011, this Hack Library School blog post remains highly-relevant today. In it, the author shares their experience working for 3 years as an English Literature teacher at Gyeonggi Suwon International School in Suwon, South Korea. Topics include what is an international school, the hiring process, work benefits, and other topics. If you’re considering career opportunities, it might be worth it to widen your search horizons and think outside of the United States.
Kelli’s third Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! It is part of a series that focuses on navigating the workplace culture within the LIS field. This particular article provides useful advice on how to search for an internship. All of the suggestions, whether it be making a list of your own personal values (to see if they align), researching the organization online or through your social network, or considering the geographic and cultural environment (if the internship is not where you live) are also very applicable to a job search.
Kelli’s second Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! Her advice, based upon her experience and the experience of her peers, has tips for both the initial planning stage and when you’re enrolled in the course. Some of the advice, such as “Form study groups and/or make friends with students who have already taken the course,” apply to other courses and life (with slight modification) as well. Making strong connections is a incredibly useful skill. Keep up the good work Kelli!
Five (Big Picture) Tips for First-Year Library Students
Katelyn Sabelko, a MA student in the iSchool at University of Wisconsin – Madison, recently published this HLS piece. Reflecting upon her first year in another library school, she highlights 5 big-picture tips for those just starting library school. It’s some very sound advice and shouldn’t just be limited to first-years.
Kelli’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up!Her firsthand account of how she customized her experience in the MLIS program to address her career plans is applicable to not just archivists, but to all library archivists. There are some very good tips about how to approach internships/directed fieldwork, electives, volunteering, and building community. We look forward to seeing what Kelli’s next topic will be!
Community: Hack Library School Blog – Learning to Be Leaders
Conrrado’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! It does a great job of addressing how to obtain and develop leadership skills even though you might be in a position that doesn’t offer a lot of leadership opportunities. We look forward to seeing what Conrrado decides to write about next!
Hack Library School Blog – Medication as Self-Care
Hanna’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! We thought we would share it with you all as we think it is a very powerful, first-person piece about seeking self-care in while in library school. We’re looking forward to what Hanna and the rest of our MLIS students are writing for HLS!