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Weekly Round-Up
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Weekly Round-Up

Editor’s Note: Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy! Carissa On Sunday, I traveled to Madison, WI for my school’s distance student “bootcamp” – a week-long orientation that serves as the first week of classes for distance education students in … Continue reading

Challenging LCSH – an introduction
Advocacy & Activism / Diversity / Professional Life

Challenging LCSH – an introduction

Catalogues shape our libraries to a massive extent, but their influence is often underestimated. I’m not just talking about filing order, I’m talking about how we classify books and the huge impact this can have on our library users.  The tools (classification schemes, subject headings) we use have fundamental flaws when used blindly, and as … Continue reading

UX and Entrepreneurship in Library School
Education & Curriculum

UX and Entrepreneurship in Library School

Things I never thought I’d do in library school: 1. Fall in love with a field that’s not LIS (Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Design) 2. Co-found a tech start-up with a group of unlikely entrepreneurs I look at this list, my inner critic says “You really drank the [insert my graduate program] Kool-Aid. You’re selling out … Continue reading

What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two
Behind the Scenes / Continuing Education / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two

Welcome to What’s Your Lib School Like? Part Two! In this series, we’ll be asking our contributing writers questions about their library school.  Question 2: How does your lib school welcome new students? Brenna I am a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since I’m part of the LEEP (online) program, we were … Continue reading