Showing Up for Yourself: Mental Health and Your MLIS

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Hack Library School

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I have been reflecting on my experiences in graduate school and I want to share some of these thoughts, primarily related to survival. Since April, I have had conversations with fellow students and friends that reminded me how much a certain ease of life is portrayed on social media and how easy it is to gloss over or overlook the real work that happens. We curate the posts of our public digital lives much like we curate the information we have been trained to organize and access through library school. One friend in particular shared a confusion that no one talks about their rejections in the MLIS job search process. This struck me as so true and really unrealistic.

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