Brash Jobs

What are Brash Jobs?

BrashJobs is an ongoing series we have here at Brash Librarian to help current/future library professionals (YOU) enter the library industry and develop your professional skills. If you have a question or idea that you’d like addressed in a future post, please post it below. Otherwise, feel free to peruse previous Brash Jobs postings!

Brash Jobs: Dressing for the Interview (Part 4)…With a Surprise Guest!

Hey Friends! I told you last week to keep a lookout for this upcoming post, remember? This week is geared towards the men, but any ladies that want their man looking sharp can read on as well! As I’ve been … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: Google’s 5 Traits For Success

Hey Friends! In the information world, we’re often told that reference and providing information is happening less and less in the library because of Google. True, finding things is easier than ever, but as author Neil Gaiman said, “Google can bring … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: What Library School DOESN’T Teach You (Part 4)

Hey Friends! This week, it’s another fun episode of things you don’t learn in library school! How to become a master of resumes. So you need a resume? Yeah. What do you want to put on it? I don’t know. My current favorite? … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: Apps! (And Reasons To Love Them)

Hey Friends! This week, I wanted to talk a little about apps. When I polled you guys in a recent post, you said you’d like to know more about useful databases. Since I covered a database last week, I thought … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: How to Succeed in The Job Market

Hey Friends! This edition of Brash Jobs is brought to you by some friends who make for a good story. As a member of the Florida Library Association (FLA) and a member of the FLA Facebook group, I often read … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: Interview Q&A Practice (Part 3)

Hey Friends! For those of you on the mailing list, my system went super crazy and sent out an earlier, unfinished draft of this week’s post the other day. Disregard that one!  Brash Jobs is back this week with the next … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: Liability and Policy

Hey Friends! Recently, I had an interaction with a patron that I’d to share. To me, it’s a great example of policies, procedures and liability – the pragmatic side of any business. I know many of you out there have … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: The Elon Musk Way to Succeed in the Library Industry

Hey Friends! So last week on April 30th, billionaire entrepreneur/genius/green energy philanthropist Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Energy Powerwall, a new series of batteries based on the batteries that currently power Tesla Motors vehicles. Instead of cars, however, these … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: Preparing for the Interview (Part 2)

Hey, Friends! This week brings the next part in the Brash Jobs series where I offer tips and tricks for getting into the job industry. In part one of my job hunting posts, I talked about getting yourself prepared and … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: Weeding and Liability

Hey Friends! This week, I’m going to address more of the manager/HR/legal side of libraries. Specifically, liability. Recently, ABC News reported about a library that threw away 100,000 books and the uproar it has caused. The Alameda County’s East Bay …Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: Preparing for the Job Hunt and Interview (Part 1)

Hey, job seekers! As my Brash Jobs series has started to grow, I’ve gotten some interview questions over the last few weeks from people who are nervous about the interview process. Maybe you’re new to the library field and not sure … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: The Job Hunt

Hey, job seekers! Welcome again to Brash Jobs, my series designed to help you get into the library profession. Are you looking for a library job? Read on! Looking for a job in general? Read on, many of the tips … Continue reading

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Brash Jobs: Libraries 101

Hey there, friends! As I’ve started putting together my upcoming series of job posts, I’ve been getting bombarded with questions, comments, concerns, observations, and more. While most of them are from people who are on board with a library job, … Continue reading

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