The More Things Change
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The More Things Change

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1849 I began my comprehensive exam with this quotation. Forgive me as I plagiarize myself, but it seemed fitting, as a profound summation of my library school experience, to review my exam for my final Hack Library School post: one more thinkpiece on the future of … Continue reading

Student-led innovation: Part 2
Advocacy & Activism / Education & Curriculum

Student-led innovation: Part 2

Last month, I wrote about introducing social justice into the LIS curriculum, and offered specific ideas for incorporating social justice in a required “Organization of Information” class. Today I’ll offer ideas for incorporating social justice in an “Information Sources and Services” class. This class is probably the easiest of the core courses to address social … Continue reading

Student-led innovation: Bringing social justice to LIS education
Advocacy & Activism / Education & Curriculum

Student-led innovation: Bringing social justice to LIS education

Introduction. The idea I’m going to propose at the end of this introduction came to me during the ALISE Academy at the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) conference in January. The discussion was about integrating social justice topics more intentionally into the LIS curriculum. Talk turned to administrative barriers (university politics, departmental politics, etc.). … Continue reading