It was a good weekend. #sxswlam
SOMEONE JUST FOUND A BLUNT IN THE BACK OF BALLER BITCHES VOL. 1 AND NOW EVERYTHING SMELLS LIKE WEED
saturday librarianing brightening up my monday librarianing
John Chrastka, founder of EveryLibrary, a library political action committee, points out that librarians will be on hand in Austin, organizing a number of panels and meetups to “raise awareness of the ways librarians are already supporting emerging entrepreneurs and tech businesses across the country.” Chrastka said the goal is to make more entrepreneurs aware of the ways, “librarians can help them scale their businesses.”
Good coverage in Publisher’s Weekly of the work that EveryLibrary is doing with libraries this weekend out at SXSW. Check the article for a roll-up of the events.
If you are a techie, digital creative or entrepreneur at SXSW (so that would be about 90% of registrants) then today is the day when you can attend a conversation to discover all that the modern library can do to help you grow your business, find leads, network and more. Libraries are THE original coworking space and we are increasingly becoming the new startup garage too. Come find out how — the details are above. Be sure to tweet with us at #libstartup
Anonymous asked: I just found out I got into UMD's MLIS program. Wasn't accepted to archives concentration or dual history degree. Also got into UCLA and still waiting to hear from Simmons. Any advice on any of these places?
I don’t have personal experience with those, except knowing the super rad program coordinator at UMD. Tumblarians, help?
Anonymous asked: Library para-professional getting ready to start MLIS who would ultimately like to work in a museum/academic library (or research)/rare books & special collections environment. Second Master's and eventually PhD in history, art history, or archaeology (focus on conservation)?
I think the MLIS can get you where you want to be, you’ll just want to focus on archival/rare book courses and the right work experience. There’s a slew of folks here to ask though, including libralthinking (can’t link on my phone…). Good luck!
Anonymous asked: Hiya! I'll be at PLA. How can we plan a meet up?
Well, start by putting out a signal boost!
Set a time & date, and someone volunteer to scout out a venue & give them a ring to see if 1) they can accommodate you and your x number of friends and 2) if they’ll cut you a special on drink since you’re bring x number of friends to their establishment.
In this instance it’s probably too late to score Tumblr swag, but it’s something to keep in mind for other meet ups!
Oh, the last step is to party and have fun.
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