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Deb Hunt on Taking a Leap

Published: March 10, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Deb Hunt is the library director at the Mechanics’ Institute, a job she got because she is “always willing to take a leap to the next level of expertise.”

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Feeling Presidential?

Published: February 21, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Learn all about Presidential Libraries and how to work there.

Has Presidents Day gotten you thinking about presidential libraries? Maybe you saw the news flying around Twitter last week that Barack and Michelle Obama wanted to hire an intern? Bad news, the deadline’s passed – but there are still ways to work at one of these august institutions. 

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Librarian Loves

Published: February 14, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Who’s your librarian crush? Someone who prefers to remain a secret admirer admitted her library crush is on Henry DeTamble.

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There’s a Special Library for THAT?!

Published: February 10, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Yep, there sure is! iSchool students and alumni recently shared what it was like to work in each of their libraries, a bit about their various career paths, and even some job hunting ideas.

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Wanna Be a DAM Librarian?

Published: January 31, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Organizations that have digital assets need someone to organize them, and MLIS and MARA students are pros at working with content in a digital environment.

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A Year of Yes, A Year of Possibility

Published: December 28, 2016 by Kate M. Spaulding

Say “yes” to personal and professional opportunities and up your game in 2017.

From where I sit, 2016 feels like a pretty big year. For my last birthday, one of my best friends sent me Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes. And while I can’t claim to have had the kind of year she chronicled, and I certainly didn’t always say “yes,” I did say it a lot.

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Jean Bedord Advises: Expand Your Job Search

Published: November 29, 2016 by Kate M. Spaulding

iSchool instructor Jean Bedord shares, “Students are always amazed at the variety of organizations that hire MLIS graduates, although the open positions may have very different job titles.”