The view from here: five years as a librarian

The view from here: five years as a librarian

This month I celebrated five years working as a librarian, and four years post my librarianship degree. As someone who is naturally reflective, I wanted to look back on what I have achieved and the challenges I faced as a new librarian – as well as my hopes for the future. I entered the library … Continue reading The view from here: five years as a librarian

The skills I didn’t learn in my library degree

The skills I didn’t learn in my library degree

As I approach my fifth year working in a library, post my librarianship degree, I’ve been reflecting on the skills that I didn’t learn in my degree, but that I learned on the job and by engaging in the profession more broadly. I’d like to acknowledge that unlike most if you, I haven’t done a … Continue reading The skills I didn’t learn in my library degree

Disability Justice is a form of disruption that libraries need

Disability Justice is a form of disruption that libraries need

Disability justice is a framework that examines disability and ableism as it relates to other forms of oppression and identity. It’s a framework that is inherently important to libraries, who engage with communities and promote inclusivity. Before I go on, I want to define two terms. Firstly, ableism is defined by Talia Lewis as a … Continue reading Disability Justice is a form of disruption that libraries need

How to create connections as an awkward, introverted new librarian

How to create connections as an awkward, introverted new librarian

Creating connections is important in establishing a resilient career. This can, however, present a bit of a challenge if you’re an awkward, anxious and shy introvert like me. However, in my four years in the library and information profession I’ve learned it’s possible to create connections in a way that’s natural and authentic to my … Continue reading How to create connections as an awkward, introverted new librarian