Instruction Instruction Part 2: Become a Better Instructor
Big Picture / Continuing Education

Instruction Instruction Part 2: Become a Better Instructor

Author’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the state of library instruction training in LIS programs. Part one discussed why such training matters. In part two, we will discuss how library students can create or supplement opportunities to become better library instructors. As I mentioned in my last post, courses on instruction have yet … 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

Instruction Instruction Part 1: Why Library Teaching Training Matters
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

Instruction Instruction Part 1: Why Library Teaching Training Matters

Author’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on the state of library instruction training in LIS programs. In part one, we will discuss why such training matters. Part two will discuss how library students can create or supplement opportunities to become better library instructors. What was it that made you decide you wanted to be … Continue reading

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Cuts to Higher Education: Consequences for Libraries and Future Librarians

Today I’m going to scale back a little bit to talk about graduate school more generally, and some events that have been affecting my own university in particular. These last few weeks have been tough for my school, UW-Milwaukee, as the governor of Wisconsin has announced that his proposed budget includes a $300 million budget … Continue reading

#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