So What Do You Do? My Experience at JHU
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So What Do You Do? My Experience at JHU

This post is part of our series “So What Do You Do?” in which  LIS students talk about their experiences as interns. We want to showcase the wide range of things people are doing in the world of library and information science. Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Heather Johnson and I’m … Continue reading

Archival Education: The Varied Landscape
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Archival Education: The Varied Landscape

Over the last six months, I’ve taken two archives courses at institutions outside of my home school through the WISE consortium – Archival Appraisal, Arrangement, and Access and Encoded Archival Description (EAD). My home institution does not offer most of its archives courses online, so I’ve had to work pretty hard to organize my own … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: My Practicum Experience
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: My Practicum Experience

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s program, a student has the option to do a practicum, which is a type of internship done for course credit. Over the summer, I completed 100 hours of work at the Gerber/Hart Library & Archives as a practicum, and I had an absolutely wonderful experience. However, I had … Continue reading

Staying Sharp During the Summer
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Staying Sharp During the Summer

One of the most important aspects of library school and, in the future as we pursue work in the information profession, is staying up-to-date on what’s going on in the world, especially with regards to technology, literature, and world events. At all of my jobs I’ve worked at public service desks, answering questions for the … Continue reading

Networking with REFORMA-Promoting Library Services to Latinos
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Networking with REFORMA-Promoting Library Services to Latinos

Networking and joining different associations is extremely important for library school students. I personally joined ALA, NCLA, and YALSA, among others during my first semester. It is imperative for us as students to join not only because the membership is cheaper but because of all the tools available. Continue reading