So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?
Interviews / Professional Life / So What Do You Do? / Specializations / Technology

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

Avoiding Common Internship Problems (Tip, don’t be a go-fer)
Education & Curriculum / Internships & Volunteering

Avoiding Common Internship Problems (Tip, don’t be a go-fer)

If you’re in the second year of your MLS, you’re probably just finishing or just starting an internship. Congratulations and/or good luck! While internships can be a challenge you really can’t argue with the benefits, and for us online-only students they may also be the first and best chance to get some real-world perspective on … Continue reading

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