Tips for Improving Onsite Workshops

The catchy all-encompassing title The title of the program is the catch. It serves as a brief description and hooks the interested party into reading the scope and objectives of the program. When a potential participant is browsing through a list of upcoming workshops from an e-mail, website or course catalog, certain terms/phrases will be […]

Continue reading


Navigating Conferences Like a Pro… When You’re a Rookie

I’ve recently attended some of my first conferences/meetings post-MLIS and I thought I’d pass on the information I learned from my experience navigating them for the first time. Always be prepared to promote This is the most dreaded aspect of networking. It essentially implies schmoozing and self-aggrandizement, but if you consider it as a socializing you’ll […]

Continue reading


Why Everyone Should be a STEMinist

This blog post is not solely for the attention of women. Everyone can benefit from challenging themselves in the STEM field. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. Though there is debate on whether there is a general shortage of Americans in STEM fields, women and minorities represent a large deficit in these areas […]

Continue reading


Making Connections in the New Year

This new year, make a resolution to be more proactive, network and update your professional skills. Resolve to attend a professional conference, discussion or symposium! GameDevHacker Conference New York, January 28 The GameDevHacker conference is just around the corner. Combining the wits of three segments of the gaming industry, the gamers, developers and hackers, the […]

Continue reading


E-Learning in the Library

Online education has extended its presence to public libraries. Online learning and career training, by services such as Ed2Go and Lynda, are usually offered complimentary to college and university students. Similar services such as Gale Courses, Universal Class and Treehouse are geared toward public library use. Gale Courses is a subscription service of Cengage Learning. […]

Continue reading


Taking the Edge Off of Tech

E-readers and tablets have become an increasingly popular way for patrons to access digital media. Mobile technology has altered the landscape of the types of services offered to public library patrons. Digital media services and distributers (i.e. iBookstore, Audible, Overdrive and Hoopla) allow patrons to download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, video and music. After happening […]

Continue reading