It’s been six months since I finished my master’s degree and I’ve been applying for work ever since. Recent job-vacancy stats indicate, however, it can be hard to find work in the information sector.
Beginning a new library position can often be a difficult endeavour; we are never sure what to fully expect when beginning a new role.
I used to feel frustrated when assisting patrons with their genealogical queries, partly because I lacked adequate training. But this subject can be mastered with formal and informal training.
Valentina Ly has two part-time jobs in the Sinai Health System.
This column features professionals who have traditional library and information training but have taken a “road less travelled” by applying their knowledge and skills in unexpected ways or places.
While information as a strategic resource is not a new concept, information warfare (IW) is a relatively recent term.
Lately, being an administrator for a public library in Ontario has been a pretty grim proposition, but a recent experience has left me hopeful.
What’s the connection between libraries and murder? Have you ever noticed how often murders are solved by library staff, are committed by librarians or occur in a library? Rudi Denham offers a selection of books from the crime genre that involve libraries/librarians.
Rhea Smith is the Chair of the OLA Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
People often think of librarianship as a financially lucrative career, but with many libraries now offering only part-time hours and irregular shifts, it is very possible to become a working-poor librarian.
Why do teams matter? How do we develop strong teams? What challenges do teams face? OLA President Richard Reid and Kasey (Mallen) Whalley tackle these issues and more.
A library reflects the communities and the cultures in which it operates, and library collections and programs reflect the reading tastes, the history and the priorities of the residents.
Before I became a genealogy librarian, I was never really into tracing lines of ancestral descent or into knowing my family tree. Discovering family history seemed so abstract.