Strategic Planning for the LIS Student
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Strategic Planning for the LIS Student

My final class project at Florida State University involves the creation of a strategic plan for a fictional academic library. It’s becoming one of the most applicable assignments in my library career. I’ve learned about the importance of strategic planning without which libraries wouldn’t be able to budget appropriately for future expenses, plan for emerging … Continue reading

So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition]
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So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition]

Are you debating what type of library field you’d like to pursue after graduation? Has it been a challenge for you to sit down and decide your options? Would you ever considered a career in medical librarianship? In honor of this year’s theme for National Medical Librarians Month – “Critical Knowledge in Challenging Times”, Hack … Continue reading

Hack Your Digital Presentations Like a Pro: Tips & Tricks
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Hack Your Digital Presentations Like a Pro: Tips & Tricks

As the leaves turn a subtle amber and the wind begins to usher us along our hectic school schedule, no sooner is the fall semester underway in library school land. With it, comes your first whiff of freshly assigned discussion board write-ups, papers, maybe even a group project or two and then the ever-present slide show presentation. But, beware … Continue reading

Education & Curriculum

“Going Old School” Part 2: Taking an Indexing and Abstracting Course

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Need some reading material to help recover from that crazy week in Vegas? Well fear no more! The long overdue Part 2 of “Going Old School” is finally here! Previously, we informed you the reasons for considering a cataloging course. Hack Library School also had few more posts from another student’s experience … Continue reading

Education & Curriculum

“Going Old School” Part 1: Taking a Cataloging and Classification Course

B/W Image credit: Wikimedia Commons We all hear it nowadays. The LIS profession is becoming more and more tech-centric, therefore, curricula and resources have become more devoted to the evolving digital information age. Courses are being offered in networking administration, web design, and digital libraries and even mobile application development. Library students are conquering digital technology … Continue reading