The inaugural First Generation Library Professionals chat went very well last night – much better than I expected. The biggest takeaway for me is that there is definitely a need among those of us who fall into this group to network and discuss issues around class, access, and navigating professional responsibilities. What I didn’t expect were the heartbreaking stories of how entering into the professional class created distance — and in some cases, resentment — from family members.
Other chats are forthcoming. If you have suggestions for chat themes, leave them below in the comments, or connect with me via twitter.
Many thanks to Abby for creating the Storify archive of last night’s chat.