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

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

Summer in the Univer-City
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Summer in the Univer-City

Hot town, summer in the univer-city! And you’re in the library. Helping researchers, preparing for the August onslaught of students, it’s way cooler than the outdoors (literally). But wait… what exactly happens at an academic library in the summer? I promise you, the building doesn’t just sit there waiting for the students to come back. … Continue reading

Adventures at the Summer Educational Institute Workshop
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Adventures at the Summer Educational Institute Workshop

This summer I attended the Summer Educational Institute Workshop (SEI), in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association Foundation. It seeks to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital images, the information and … Continue reading