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

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

What’s Your Lib School Like? Part One

Welcome to What’s Your Lib School Like? Part One! In this series, we’ll be asking our contributing writers questions about their library school.  Question 1: What has been your favorite class so far at your lib school? What did you like about it? Brenna I’m a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My … Continue reading

Administrative Transparency – Obstacles & Opportunities
Education & Curriculum

Administrative Transparency – Obstacles & Opportunities

Since my post in December 2014 on administrative transparency, I’ve been trying to actively step up my participation and engagement with my school. My post led to conversations with several peers and colleagues in which they basically encouraged me to get more involved if I felt so strongly about school issues. While I still think that … Continue reading

Administrative Transparency & LIS Education
Education & Curriculum

Administrative Transparency & LIS Education

Recently I’ve been dismayed with what I see as a lack of communication and transparency on the part of the administration at my library school: “Dear GSLIS Students, Starting next summer, GSLIS will change the on-campus residency requirements for students enrolled in the LEEP online option. Beginning with Cohort 20 (Summer 2015), distance students will no … Continue reading