Hack Your Program: Valdosta State University MLIS (Update)
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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
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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

So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?
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So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?

So you know that you want to be a librarian, but have you thought about specializing in a certain field? Maybe you have an interest in emerging technologies or you want to work with researchers and students across the disciplines? Data visualization is a hot topic in librarianship, and specializations in data analytics and visualization is … Continue reading