Category Archives: Profiles

Non-Librarian Librarians

We’re not even a month into 2012 and everyone seems to be talking more and more about alternative jobs for librarians and shedding the veil of stereotypes that others see.

The Leadership and Management Division of SLA presented a webinar with Bethan Ruddock entitled “Alternative Careers,” which gives guidance on how to leverage traditional library skills in untraditional environments.

Alternative Careers with Bethan Ruddock from SLA LMD on Vimeo.

Last week, I Need A Library Job interviewed Mia Breitkopf. Mia recently wrote a blog post called 61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads. She is currently a student at Syracuse University’s iSchool, which is particularly influential in the new librarianship movement. The iSchool’s blog Information Space gives students, alumni, professors, and the Syracuse community a platform to share and discuss their thoughts about the information profession. A fellow student, Topher Lawton wrote a post on the iSchool blog declaring his 2012 resolution to break the stereotypes that people associate with the word “librarian.” It’s empowering to know that other people are speaking out about what it means to be a librarian – especially to those outside the profession.

Vogue Archive

(Via Vogue Archive)

The new digital Vogue Archive supported by WGSN provides access to 120 years worth of Vogue magazine’s materials! According to their website, subscribers can find:

More than 400,000 pages in full color.

Covers, advertisements, features, photographs, and illustrations in their original context.

Explore the work of major designers, models, and photographers.

Experience advertising genius from every decade.

Research and analyze uses and influences of detailing, garment types, and fabric.

This digital archive is a perfect example of the special kinds of jobs that are available for 21st century librarians. Hadass Blank, a Pratt Institute Library and Information Science graduate, focused her practicum project on the work and effort done by Conde Nast for the Vogue Digital Archive Project.