#critlib: Chatty Critical Librarianship on Twitter
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Hellos & Goodbyes / Social Media

#critlib: Chatty Critical Librarianship on Twitter

No matter how exhausted I am, every other Tuesday night I do something that helps reinforce and nuance what I’m learning in library school: I spend an hour or so on Twitter! You’re probably aware of the panoply of library and information science Twitter chats, especially if you’ve already read Nicole’s Twitter in Library School … Continue reading

Big Picture / Hellos & Goodbyes

Why I Loved Lucy Even Though It Got Terrible Reviews: Toward an Info-Humanism

The last movie I went to before the onslaught of finals was Luc Besson’s Lucy. A lot of critics thought it was awful. A lot of critics felt they were too smart for its widely-debunked pseudoscience. A lot of critics argued about whether Scarlett Johansson is turning out to be secretly feminist. I just thought I … Continue reading

Advocacy & Activism / Hack ALA

Introduction to Net Neutrality

As future information professionals, it is vitally important for library school students to follow major trends and topics in our respective industries. Today, library students  have more opportunities than ever to participate in discussions and initiatives that will shape the future of our profession. The tools at our disposal include library journals, websites like Hack Library School, … Continue reading

Advocacy & Activism / Big Picture / Diversity / Professional Life / This Is Awesome

Recruiting New LIS Students

I was excited to read recently that ALA is sponsoring a series of informational workshops with the hopes of recruiting a wider pool of students interested in library & information science. The workshops, which are an IMLS-funded partnership between the ALA Office for Diversity & Spectrum Scholarship Program and LIS graduate programs in 5 different cities, will offer … Continue reading