Tell Your Conference Anxiety to Shut Up, Already: Thoughts from CALCon15
Conferences / Professional Life

Tell Your Conference Anxiety to Shut Up, Already: Thoughts from CALCon15

As I was a recipient of a last-minute scholarship, I found out that I was attending the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference about a week before it started–that’s enough to make anyone panic a little, let alone a first-time conference attendee. “You don’t have business cards,” the high-pitched, high-strung voice of my anxiety squeaked. “What … Continue reading

Laptop Requirements & Access in LIS Education
Education & Curriculum / Technology

Laptop Requirements & Access in LIS Education

This past semester my institution decided to spread the news that beginning in the fall semester it would institute a mandatory (for enrolled students) laptop requirement for our program. My gut reaction was negative: wouldn’t this only serve to inhibit access to the program? Couldn’t we just stick with what we had: putting out suggested … Continue reading

How to Build a Conference
Conferences / Education & Curriculum

How to Build a Conference

This past spring I spent countless hours working on a little gathering called the Symposium on LIS Education. For those who aren’t familiar with it, the symposium was a small, if enthusiastic conference that, this past spring, was the first student-organized and led conference on LIS education to take place at the University of Illinois. It started … Continue reading