Things You Can Do as a Library Student to Prepare for a Career as a Data Librarian
So What Do You Do? / Technology

Things You Can Do as a Library Student to Prepare for a Career as a Data Librarian

Editor’s Note: Celia Emmelhainz worked as an international librarian for three years while studying for her MLS, and now works as a Social Science Data Librarian in Maine. She blogs at Dumpling Cart and invites young data librarians into conversation on the Databrarians blog. We do so much in library school—take classes, work, study, and … Continue reading

Internships & Volunteering / Open Access

Open Access Student Publishing

Sometimes, the stars of open access (OA) and student publishing align. Alignment generates academic journals of student works that are made freely accessible to all. Many institutions already support student journals, as this vast survey of the undergraduate publishing landscape shows. How can LIS students contribute our unique skills and perspectives to student publishing? And how would everyone involved benefit from such involvement? Adding Value In my experience, LIS students add value … Continue reading

Internships & Volunteering / So What Do You Do?

So What Do You Do? Knowledge Management at an Accounting Consulting Firm

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sarah Dashow. Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Sarah Dashow, and I am from Raleigh, North Carolina. My undergraduate degree is from NC State in English and International Studies. I am pursuing my MLIS at the University of Western Ontario in London. My focus … Continue reading

Education & Curriculum / Internships & Volunteering

Service Learning: Friend or Foe?

One of my courses this semester (Community Informatics) required a sizable amount of “service learning” (for those who don’t know, service learning is basically community service/volunteering activities that are incorporated into a course). When I mentioned the extensive, unpaid time commitment that the service learning represented to a friend of mine, he balked: “So they’re … Continue reading