Hack Your Program: University of Denver
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Hack Your Program: University of Denver

Program Overview The MLIS program at the University of Denver is a part of the Morgridge College for Education, in the  Department of Research Methods and Information Science. DU’s library program is the only fully in-person program in the Rocky Mountain region. They do not offer any online courses and focus on the on-campus experience. … Continue reading

A Master’s Degree in LIS: Weighing Our Educational Standards
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A Master’s Degree in LIS: Weighing Our Educational Standards

Before I started my library degree, I often found myself wondering – why do I need a master’s degree to become a librarian? If the requirements and options were different, couldn’t I just become a librarian after getting a bachelor’s degree in the field? Turns out, I wasn’t alone. We’ve been evaluating and debating the … Continue reading

Advice for First Generation LIS Students
Diversity / Honesty / Professional Life

Advice for First Generation LIS Students

I come from a family that doesn’t have work email, retirement stocks, or salaries. My parents and siblings, my “people,” are name tag and hairnet people. Clock-out for your lunch break people. With four older siblings, I was the first to graduate high school and then the first in my family to go to college. Now, as I finish my last … Continue reading

Hack Your Program: University of Michigan School of Information (Update)
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Hack Your Program: University of Michigan School of Information (Update)

Disclaimer: This post is an update to Emily Thompson’s excellent 2011 overview of the MSI program at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI). My update reflects my experiences as a current UMSI student, plus a handful of testimonies that I gathered from current MSI students and recent alumni.  Please know that our opinions are not intended to be … Continue reading

Hack Your Program: Valdosta State University MLIS (Update)
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Hack Your Program: Valdosta State University MLIS (Update)

Editor’s Note: This is an update of Kim Mear’s overview of the MLIS program at Valdosta State University, originally published in June 2011. I graduated from this program in May 2015 and can provide updated information and an overview of my full experience as a student. Program Overview  The Valdosta State University Master of Library … Continue reading