“So what do you study exactly?” Part 2: Library and Information Science
Advocacy & Activism / Big Picture

“So what do you study exactly?” Part 2: Library and Information Science

This post is the second of a two-part series on how, why, and when I explain this degree to others. Check out last month’s Part 1: Online Education. Imagine the scene: You are talking to someone about your graduate degree, and you have just finished the sometimes-exhausting process of telling them about (and convincing them … 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