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

Presentation Alternatives: Reveal.js
Technology

Presentation Alternatives: Reveal.js

This is a new series offering alternatives to Microsoft’s Powerpoint by highlighting various presentation software. As we tend do in library school and librarianship, I’ve given a few presentations lately. While one was in standard PowerPoint, for the others I used a JavaScript framework called Reveal.js. I’m now thoroughly besmitten with that approach. In addition … Continue reading

So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?
Interviews / Professional Life / So What Do You Do? / Specializations / Technology

So you want to be a Data Visualization Librarian?

So you know that you want to be a librarian, but have you thought about specializing in a certain field? Maybe you have an interest in emerging technologies or you want to work with researchers and students across the disciplines? Data visualization is a hot topic in librarianship, and specializations in data analytics and visualization is … Continue reading

Presentation Alternatives: Prezi
Technology

Presentation Alternatives: Prezi

This is a new series offering alternatives to Microsoft’s Powerpoint by highlighting various presentation software. As librarians, it is our responsibility to learn about new technologies and software that could be beneficial to the patrons we serve. Our new series is designed to introduce new presentation software. Today we will focus on Prezi. I first became familiar … Continue reading

<del>Hack </del>Quirk Your Demonstrations
Digital Humanities / Professional Life

Hack Quirk Your Demonstrations

Many library positions will involve some element of instruction or demonstrating tools or resources. It’s likely that most will, when you think beyond formal instruction sessions and start to consider situations such as informal demonstrations of tools to colleagues or supervisors. This post is about one simple technique that can make instruction or demonstration a … Continue reading

Trials and Tribulations: Survey Research as an MLS Student
Digital Humanities / Education & Curriculum / Technology

Trials and Tribulations: Survey Research as an MLS Student

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Erica Hayes, Siobhain Rivera, Ariadne Rehbein, MLS Candidates at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. We started with the best of intentions. Last semester, we decided that we wanted to present at a conference. It seemed like a great idea – we’d gain research experience, network, build … Continue reading