As another graduation season approaches, the most recent (and final! sadface) episode of Beyond the Stacks is the perfect podcast to listen to. I think students, new graduates, and professionals will all hear one or a hundred things they need to. Kim Dority's enthusiasm for the LIS profession came clearly through my earbuds, and she made several points that really helped this "deer in the headlights" (AKA new graduate):
- LIS skills are useful and applicable in an infinite number of settings.
- LIS skills are also extremely transportable (from job to job, from industry to industry).
- LISers tend to be perfectionists, and we all really need to work on that.
Kim had lots more to say, and this episode in particular is really worth a listen. I get my podcasts from Apple podcasts, but you can also access Beyond the Stacks episodes via their website.