Dispatches from Library Land!: April 2016

Book Riot's librarian staff and contributors have selected some of the most interesting topics affecting libraries for this monthly digest of library news.

On the MLIS: Why I’m Getting the Library Degree

Why one future librarian is going the graduate degree (MLIS) path.

In Praise of Non-Degreed Librarians

Cool Stuff Diverse Librarians Do

Surprises Found In Library Books (or Libraries): Part Deux

A Long Overdue Thank You to My Library

An Open Letter to Those Who Give Kids Banned Books

Dear Publicists: Don’t Solicit To My Book Club

Five Great Questions I Was Asked As A Reference Librarian

Talking About Censorship: A Primer

What Do Librarians Read? – July 2015

Does Your Library Allow Guns?

9 Great Songs About Libraries, Librarians, and Books

The Most Common Names For Writers, Librarians, and Poets

Career Help (Dear Book Nerd Style!)

Welcome to the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly show that answers YOUR questions about life, love, and literature! My special guest co-host this week is the wonderful Alexander London. Alex and I answer three listener-submitted questions and discuss topics including: what it's REALLY like to be a librarian, how to become a librarian in the first place, what a writer "should" read to help his/her writing career, and much more. Don't miss it!