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

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