As library people it can be useful to hear from others in the library world and learn from their experiences, especially if they’ve been in the profession for awhile! We thought this blog might be a helpful resource, particularly if you are a new librarian. (Plus she features plenty of cat pictures, always a plus!)
Librarian Jessica Olin has been in the library profession since 2003 and she writes about her experiences on her blog Letters to a Young Librarian. In this post, she’s celebrating six years of blogging about library life and shares some of her favorites posts from the past:
- Emotional Labor & Mental Health in the Library “Making sure librarians have room for bad days and time to decompress is important, and I’m so glad I wrote about it.”
- Nice vs. Kind “This is such an important distinction that so many people miss. Yes, librarianship is a helping profession, but we don’t help people when we are nice at the expense of all else.”
- Another Thing I Didn’t Learn in Grad School: It’s All About Relationships “I wrote a detailed account on how I built a relationship with one particular person on campus to illustrate how important I think relationship building is, and I’m still really proud of that post.”
You can visit her blog here!