The New Librarian Experience


The New Librarian Experience

This group is a forum for librarians new to the field. Here we can talk about our expectations, our experiences and our thoughts on the future.

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Latest Activity: Jan 7

Welcome to the New Librarian Experience Discussion

This forum is here to find out what new librarians are experiencing and anticipating. You don't have to be a new librarian to join. Share your thoughts and experiences whether past or present.

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IT skills and librarians 3 Replies

Started by Mataranyika Tendai. Last reply by Bryan Eichner Oct 3, 2012.

The Great Divide?

Started by Laurence Patterson Nov 3, 2011.

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Comment by Dr Mayank Trivedi on September 7, 2012 at 3:50am
Dear Sir/Madam,

It is our privilege to inform you that Smt Hansa Mehta Library, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India will be hosting 15th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking(NACLIN)-2012 during November 20 to 22, 2012, jointly with DELNET.We
are enclosing herewith  the e-brochure, and the submission guidelines, and registration form  for your reference.

We look forward to your contribution in the conference, and request you to inform your colleagues and research scholars about the conference.
(Dr Mayank Trivedi)
Organizing Secretary,
Comment by pam oles on July 26, 2012 at 10:54am

I have been in the classroom for over 25 years, in Special Ed. and English, AP Lit, now a new career-it's scary-I'm used to knowing what I'm doing-but exciting as well-

Comment by Oyadeyi Adekunle Emmanuel on July 23, 2012 at 5:35am


there is need for the new and upcoming librarians to be equipped with IT skills, the challenge in the profession is becoming more tasking, especially at a time when everything is going virtual, librarianship not excluded. However, my experience so far in the past seven month in the e-library of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State, Nigeria has been rewarding. Although, the E-library was lifeless when i came; i met non-used workstations with two academic databases; a new and growing University though, but now, with the support from the school and library management, the databases and e-journal services have skyrocketed significantly. the first thing i put in place was to build the library website simple enough for user navigation, with different platforms for  the user community. Looks some how easy, yes; its because i have the skill. (web design and hosting, little knowledge in computer networking, host of other internet skills). most times, gaining the skill become gaining employment reduces your challenges and gives you an edge above others, even those you meet on the job...

Comment by IMTIAZ on April 9, 2012 at 6:41am

Hello, Please click the below link. The link will provide a lecture on Creating Reading Awareness.


Comment by Farid Bazmi on December 1, 2011 at 2:45pm
Comment by Terezita Overduin on November 7, 2011 at 1:39pm
Hello, world! I'm a soon-to-be graduate of SJSU's MLIS program, and I am very excited to get started in this career! I recently got hired as a library assistant at a career college, and I am finding out exactly what that means and how to serve this community.  Anyone else have any insights on career college librarianship?
Comment by Walter G. Cook, Jr. on November 4, 2011 at 12:02am
I'm bran new to librarianship. I'll be starting my MLIS program at San Jose State in Jan '12, and I'm currently exploring volunteer and internship possibilities in the SF Bay Area. I'm also a lawyer, and I hope to become a law librarian in an academic setting. Anyone in this group familiar with San Jose State's program?
Comment by Cheryl Branche on November 2, 2011 at 9:24pm

I am an MLIS student interested in medical librarianship.  I am interested to learn about others' experiences in their jobs, the job market, etc.


Comment by Justin Lillard on October 25, 2011 at 9:13pm
I'm a newly-hired reference librarian, winding up my MLIS coursework.  I'm really interested in hearing about how others' early employment experiences are going and what you're finding of value.
Comment by sia sharma on September 23, 2011 at 4:38am
good afternoon dear members  i am student of MLIS  i want to discuss my project topic Impact of Online bookshops on collection of development of university libraries. plz help me dear members

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