We all know Hogwarts has a library, but would there be public wizarding libraries? Godrick’s Hollow and other places were wizarding communities, would they have access to a public library? I feel like poorer wizards, like the Weasley family, would utilize this service if it were available. If so, are they hiring?
Librarians get little education in research design and then are told they must do research to keep their jobs. If we can barely find the time to do our scholarship, is it any wonder that we don’t have time to become good researchers?—
For all its faults, my MLIS was pretty good on research and research design.
I am taking a very intensive research methods course this semester which leads into the capstone in doing a massive research project.
It’s often easy for us to slip into librarian jargon when explaining something to a student but sometimes the most effective way to increase their comprehension of a subject is to abandon the technical terminology. This does not mean talking down to them but, instead, reframe it in terms that better fit their own life experiences.— Orange is the new academia: How my experience as a prison librarian enriches my approach as an academic librarian (via healthscireflib)