How to get involved in ALA & ACRL as a student
Professional Life / Specializations / Starter Kits

How to get involved in ALA & ACRL as a student

Today marks the end of our ACRL/HLS Collaboration, check out Dylan Burns’s post on ACRLog about “Experience and LIS education.” Thanks to everyone involved, from the readers, to the contributors, to Sarah and Dylan for setting this up.  Nicole Helregel is a Hack Library School alumnus. She is currently a Reference & Web Services Specialist … Continue reading

What am I Forgetting? Planning a Library-School-Sponsored, Community-Focused Event (for the First Time)
Advocacy & Activism / Behind the Scenes

What am I Forgetting? Planning a Library-School-Sponsored, Community-Focused Event (for the First Time)

October, as the saying goes, is Archives Month, which gives “the archival profession an opportunity to tell – or remind – people that items that are important to them are being preserved, cataloged, cared for, and made accessible by archivists.” At Wisconsin, we celebrate Archives Month as a group – our Society of American Archivists Student … Continue reading

Best Practices for Student Organizations
Distance Learning / Education & Curriculum

Best Practices for Student Organizations

Many past Hack Library School posts have highlighted the importance of getting involved in student chapters of professional organizations. And I couldn’t agree more! My time spent in my school’s chapter of the American Library Association has brought me numerous rewards: networking, event planning experience, budgeting experience, leadership, and even a chance to go to … Continue reading