Librarianship as Mothering and Other Cries for Help by Ashley Roach-Freiman

In this article, author Ashley Roach-Freiman explores the romantic ideal of librarianship as helpers, guides, keepers of knowledge. As she unpacks these notions (and the research into that history), she also offers some suggestions and opens up a larger conversation about how to manage the emotional labor of “mothering” in librarianship.

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Ikigai Interviews: Call for Participation!

In the culture of Okinawa, there is a concept of ikigai, which might be translated as your “reason for being” or “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.” …

Each month or so, we’d like to feature different librarians (or library professionals) and what they consider their ikigai. We’ll interview each professional and, more excitingly, ask them to create a representation of their ikigai. 

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