Mastering the Juggling Act: Three Strategies for Balancing School, Work and Life
Big Picture / Continuing Education / Distance Learning / Honesty

Mastering the Juggling Act: Three Strategies for Balancing School, Work and Life

Greetings hackers! As I write my first post for Hack Library School, I am also beginning my first full semester at Catholic University’s MSLIS program. It’s been some time since I’ve been in school, and I’ve found myself wondering just how I’m going to keep it all together as I work full-time at a public … Continue reading

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

Things I Miss about Library School–and What I’m Doing About It!
Conferences / Continuing Education / Hellos & Goodbyes / Professional Life

Things I Miss about Library School–and What I’m Doing About It!

Since I graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Masters in Library Science last December, I’ve had about five months (where does the time go?) to catch up some on R & R, time with family and friends, pleasure reading, and some television shows. I’ve enjoyed a beach vacation and three conferences (ALA Midwinter, … Continue reading

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

Continuing Education / Professional Life / Social Media / Technology

Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians

Are you ready to become a tweetbrarian? Twitter is a fantastic tool for engaging with other librarians, monitoring LIS trends and debates in real time, and gathering unfiltered insights and inspiration from peers and seasoned professionals. The challenge for new tweeters is to know where to start among the 5,000 librarylanders on Twitter! So to manage your time and … Continue reading