Strategic Planning for the LIS Student
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Strategic Planning for the LIS Student

My final class project at Florida State University involves the creation of a strategic plan for a fictional academic library. It’s becoming one of the most applicable assignments in my library career. I’ve learned about the importance of strategic planning without which libraries wouldn’t be able to budget appropriately for future expenses, plan for emerging … Continue reading

Hack Your Digital Presentations Like a Pro: Tips & Tricks
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Hack Your Digital Presentations Like a Pro: Tips & Tricks

As the leaves turn a subtle amber and the wind begins to usher us along our hectic school schedule, no sooner is the fall semester underway in library school land. With it, comes your first whiff of freshly assigned discussion board write-ups, papers, maybe even a group project or two and then the ever-present slide show presentation. But, beware … Continue reading

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Hack Your Program: St. John’s University Division of Library and Information Science

Editor’s Note – This is a guest post by Anastasia Chiu, a 2014 graduate of St. John’s. Disclaimer – This post consists of the perspectives of one student of St. John’s DLIS, and does not represent the experiences of the entire student body of the program. All criticism is intended to be constructive. Overview St. … Continue reading

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Hack Your Program: What’s Not in a Ranking?

With the recent publication of U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of the “Best Library and Information Studies” programs, we at Hack Library School thought it might be a good time to revisit our Hack Your Program series.  While the U.S. News and World Report rankings are certainly prestigious, we found their methodology a little lacking in … Continue reading

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Hack Your Program: The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences

Disclaimer: This post contains opinions and statements that are mine and may not be representative of other students and faculty within this program. The School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tennessee is ranked 17th in the U.S. News rankings of library science programs. The School has roots as far back as 1928 and … Continue reading

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Hack Your Program: Indiana University-Bloomington School of Library & Information Science

Disclaimer: This post is a product of my experiences as an IU-B SLIS student.  Please know that my opinions are not intended to be representative of the opinions of any other student, faculty/staff member, or librarian. All criticism is meant to be constructive. So, first things first: My name is Brianna Marshall, but you can … Continue reading