Hi all – I wanted to share a column from Library Journal in late 2017. It’s about LIS students putting themselves out there. It was also inspired by Hyperlinked Library students over the years! It’s in Wholehearted on page 51.
Building some type of professional presence on social media is a good step for any LIS student. LinkedIn, Facebook, and other sites offer a place for a soon-to-be-librarian to begin sharing and connecting. It also builds valuable networking skills that may come in handy when new grads are in jobs that require outreach into communities of users. Of course, one doesn’t have to put everything out there, but a strong professional presence in certain strategic networks related to areas of interest can be valuable.
Image: West Virginia University librarians, 1900s