How to Build a Conference
Conferences / Education & Curriculum

How to Build a Conference

This past spring I spent countless hours working on a little gathering called the Symposium on LIS Education. For those who aren’t familiar with it, the symposium was a small, if enthusiastic conference that, this past spring, was the first student-organized and led conference on LIS education to take place at the University of Illinois. It started … Continue reading

Administrative Transparency – Obstacles & Opportunities
Education & Curriculum

Administrative Transparency – Obstacles & Opportunities

Since my post in December 2014 on administrative transparency, I’ve been trying to actively step up my participation and engagement with my school. My post led to conversations with several peers and colleagues in which they basically encouraged me to get more involved if I felt so strongly about school issues. While I still think that … Continue reading

Administrative Transparency & LIS Education
Education & Curriculum

Administrative Transparency & LIS Education

Recently I’ve been dismayed with what I see as a lack of communication and transparency on the part of the administration at my library school: “Dear GSLIS Students, Starting next summer, GSLIS will change the on-campus residency requirements for students enrolled in the LEEP online option. Beginning with Cohort 20 (Summer 2015), distance students will no … Continue reading

Best Practices for Student Organizations
Distance Learning / Education & Curriculum

Best Practices for Student Organizations

Many past Hack Library School posts have highlighted the importance of getting involved in student chapters of professional organizations. And I couldn’t agree more! My time spent in my school’s chapter of the American Library Association has brought me numerous rewards: networking, event planning experience, budgeting experience, leadership, and even a chance to go to … Continue reading