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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

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

Slaying the dissertation dragon, part 1 – why a research project, and your first steps
Education & Curriculum

Slaying the dissertation dragon, part 1 – why a research project, and your first steps

I’m a tad early for St George’s Day but over here in the UK final year Master’s students are gearing up to take on one of the biggest challenges of the qualification – our dissertations, 10,000 to 12,000 word dragons that sneak up on you without you noticing. They’re probably better known as a thesis … Continue reading