The Library Musings of Jaime Huaman

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New Library: LGBT Center of Raleigh Library

On October 11, 2011 the LGBT Center of Raleigh opened it’s new library!  “The Library’s mission is to provide access to resources for LGBT study and entertainment, and to encourage exploration of the LGBT experience in a safe and welcoming environment.”  The library has over 1,000 volumes of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) fiction, nonfiction, and reference materials, all of which was generously donated from donors all across the country.

If your a library science student and are interested in gaining experience or volunteering in a public library then contact the Librarian Erin Iannacchione at library@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

Blogging for the GHL

Back in 2009, while working at the State Library of North Carolina, I created, managed, and wrote for the GHL Blog. I blogged on the GHL Blog under the name “Government and Heritage Library”.  I stopped blogging for the GHL in 2010 when I accepted another position at the State Library.  However, I will be blogging for the GHL Blog again for a few months. I will be blogging as Jaime (NC State Publications Clearinghouse) and will be blogging on State Doc pick of the week. The State Doc Pick of the Week is a weekly blog post that highlights print and digital items that the State Library has in their State Publications Collection.

To see the GHL Blog click here:http://www.ghlblog.org/

Placements & Salaries Survey 2010: Stagnant Salaries, Rising Unemployment

Library Journal has released it’s annual Placements & Salaries survey. This year “1,996 respondents representing 38.7% of the approximately 5160 2009 LIS graduates, found an uptick in starting salaries, but bigger bumps in part-time and temporary jobs, an expanding gender gap, setbacks for minority graduates, and a drop in the number of total graduates.”  Topics in the report include:

Read the full report by clicking here: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/careers/salaries/887218-305/placements__salaries_survey_2010.html.csp

Blogging about library issues

Welcome to my first blog entry. While this is my first personal blog, it is not my first time working with blogs.  Back in 2009, while working at the State Library of North Carolina, I created, managed, and wrote for the GHL Blog. I blogged on the GHL Blog under the name “Government and Heritage Library”.  My goal with this blog is to provide my opinions on issues in the greater library community.

I am particularly interested in social media, outreach, and library instruction. I have extensive experience in using social media sites such as Facebook, twitter, and blogs for outreach purposes.

I also plan to post any professional development opportunities that I come across and tools that I found particularly useful.  My goal is to do at least one post a week.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments!

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