What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two
Behind the Scenes / Continuing Education / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two

Welcome to What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two! In this series, we’ll be asking our contributing writers questions about their library school.  Question 2: How does your lib school welcome new students? Brenna I am a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since I’m part of the LEEP (online) program, we were … Continue reading

What’s Your Lib School Like? Part One
Behind the Scenes / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

What’s Your Lib School Like? Part One

Welcome to What’s Your Lib School Like? Part One! In this series, we’ll be asking our contributing writers questions about their library school.  Question 1: What has been your favorite class so far at your lib school? What did you like about it? Brenna I’m a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My … Continue reading

Hack Your Program: University of Michigan School of Information (Update)
Education & Curriculum / Hack Your Program

Hack Your Program: University of Michigan School of Information (Update)

Disclaimer: This post is an update to Emily Thompson’s excellent 2011 overview of the MSI program at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI). My update reflects my experiences as a current UMSI student, plus a handful of testimonies that I gathered from current MSI students and recent alumni.  Please know that our opinions are not intended to be … Continue reading

Hack Your Program: Valdosta State University MLIS (Update)
Education & Curriculum / Hack Your Program

Hack Your Program: Valdosta State University MLIS (Update)

Editor’s Note: This is an update of Kim Mear’s overview of the MLIS program at Valdosta State University, originally published in June 2011. I graduated from this program in May 2015 and can provide updated information and an overview of my full experience as a student. Program Overview  The Valdosta State University Master of Library … Continue reading

Hack Your Program: Florida State University
Behind the Scenes / Education & Curriculum / Hack Your Program

Hack Your Program: Florida State University

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Camille Thomas and Grace Kaletski. Camille and Grace are currently graduate assistants at FSU Libraries. Both are in their final semesters and transitioning into the professional market. Camille’s areas of specialization include scholarly communication, digital scholarship, user experience and metadata. Grace’s areas of specialization include collection development, information literacy, research … Continue reading

Laptop Requirements & Access in LIS Education
Education & Curriculum / Technology

Laptop Requirements & Access in LIS Education

This past semester my institution decided to spread the news that beginning in the fall semester it would institute a mandatory (for enrolled students) laptop requirement for our program. My gut reaction was negative: wouldn’t this only serve to inhibit access to the program? Couldn’t we just stick with what we had: putting out suggested … Continue reading