Best of HLS

Best of the Summer Semester

Whether you just finished an intense summer of grad school, working, conferencing, or swimming with the dolphins, chances are that you missed a few of our posts this summer. Never fear – it’s time for our end of semester recap! Completely new to HLS? You can catch the Best of Semester One here.

OUR TOP TEN POSTS (BY HITS):

TOP POST PER EDITOR:

Atlas of New Librarianship – The unbook unreview – Micah Vandegrift

Transition: Student to Professional – Heidi Kittleson

Subsidized Loans: A Relic of Our Past? – Julia Skinner

Google University – Nicole Fonsh

Student Organizations and LIS Education – Britt Foster

Hack ALA: Get Your Network On! – Lauren Dodd and Annie Pho

Self-Assessment and Identifying What You Want To Know – Annie Pho

The Little Big Red Bookstore That Couldn’t – Zack Frazier

Hack ALA: What’s a Professional Organization To Do? – Turner Masland

Diversity: A New Perspective – Rebecca Halpern

BEST COMMENT CONVERSATIONS:

Hack ALA: What’s a Professional Organization To Do?

Walking a Fine Line: You 2.0 vs. well, You

Subsidized Loans: A Relic of Our Past?

Why Archivists Go to Library School

CATCH UP ON OUR SERIES’:

Hack Your Program – provides basic overviews of the schools we represent, some recommended courses, insight into the bureaucracy and/or politics of the program, and constructive criticism. Is there a school you would like to see represented? Do you want to write a post about your program? See this post.

Hack ALA – posts that examine the American Library Association from the students’ perspective, weigh pros and cons and assess the value of membership for the library school student, offer an insight to how the organization works, and provide tips to survive ALA’s Annual Conference.

MOST TWEETED ARTICLE:

Hack ALA: What’s a Professional Organization to Do?

WEIRDEST SEARCH TERMS THAT LED SOMEONE TO OUR BLOG:

“knit garments manufacturers”

“how to hack library network”

“why do i do my phd?”

“what’s library science”

“library hacker blog”

“searching up someone from elementary school”

Now that you’re catching up on our summer highlights (and we have many fantastic posts that weren’t featured, so don’t stop here!), tell us – what would you like to see more of? Is there anything we should be covering, but aren’t? Do you have any other comments or questions for us? And don’t forget, if you’re interested in writing for Hack Library School as a guest author or regular contributor, see What’s in a HackLibSchool post?

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