Online Presence, a.k.a. You 2.0

First Post by Annie Pho, a new member of the HLS editorial team! Stuff about me: I’m in my second semester of SLIS at Indiana University-Indianapolis. I currently work on the digital library team at IUPUI (my university library). My interests are the digital preservation of culture, art librarianship and […]

Language in the Stacks

Welcome and thank you to another guest blogger, Zachary Frazier. Zachary Frazier is in his second term with the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information. His focus is Academic Libraries. He’s originally from Seattle and now lives in Columbia, SC. Don’t tell the King County Library System […]

FROM SKEPTICAL TO SOLD

Please welcome Brian Leaf who is graduating with an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2011. He writes at librarycatalyst.net and tweets from @bdleaf. Brian’s interests include instructional design, library marketing/outreach, and emerging technologies. Someday, he hopes to take a leadership role in library administration and education […]

Redefining Information Literacy for the Networked World

Please welcome another guest, April Martin! April L Martin is a second year MLIS student at the  University of Washington.  Her interests include reference, preservation, anti-Googlization, oral history archives, historical research, Facebook scrabble, reading great books, Nina Simone, talking, and long walks on the beach. One of the hot topics on the HLS wiki […]

LIS Student Day in the Life

Inspired by the evermore popular “Librarian Day in the Life” Series, HackLibSchool is proud to welcome guest author Rose Chou. Rose approached us and suggested an article on Time Management, which she included in a section below. As busy as we all are, how does one find time to live […]

Twitter in Library School

Last semester I took the class, User Instruction, as an elective.  For our final assignment we had to create a 15 minute tutorial on anything library-related for any type of audience.  Since over the last 6 months or so I have had a love affair with Twitter, especially since it […]

Big Tent Library School

In December, Library Journal posted an article by Andy Woodworth, of Agnostic, Maybe, on “big tent librarianship” in their “Back Talk” column.  Big tent librarianship is an idea guided by the belief that librarians, regardless of their chosen information specialization or information institution, like academic librarianship or public librarianship, are all […]

Diversity in LIS Education

This is a post I originally posted on my blog after being inspired by Micah’s post on diversity in LIS. I agree with Micah that the best way to start promoting diversity is to start talking, and I’ve already had some really great comments in response to this post. I’d […]

To-Read Tuesday

Here’s what we’re reading this week: Heidi – I tried reading Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother this week, but I didn’t finish it; it was too techno-jargon-filled for my already-full brain. I’m going to try it another time. This weekend I read Maureen Johnson’s The Bermudez Triangle. Now I’m reading Twain’s […]

So how do I pay for all this?

One thing students and potential students in nearly every field stress out about is how to pay for their education, and LIS is no different. I’ve compiled a list of places to look for support. I’m sure there are some I’m leaving out, so if you know of an extra […]

To-Read Tuesday

Here’s what we’re reading this week: Micah – Confession – I prefer magazines to books. (I know, another worst-librarian-ever moment.) I love the concise writing and broad nature of content that a magazine offers, and I like to feel like I’m keeping up with cultural happenings. So here’s the real […]

How Hireable Are You?

This is a re-post from my blog on a resource for evaluating your job readiness.  I made a few edits, and I’ve added a “general” spreadsheet for any type of IS work (or any job, really).  When thinking about classes, internships, and volunteering to develop your skill set, I’ve found […]

The Name Game

{I originally posted this thought on my blog, but I began conversation with several readers through email and Twitter after it was posted. I hope that you’ll continue to share your thoughts by commenting, too.} When I began my MLIS education, I took a class about Information Behavior. The behavior […]

Resources for New LIS Students

This post originally appeared on my blog here. The post is from August of 2010, and is a list of blogs that I’ve found to be really helpful and that I direct my fellow students to. Know of any resources I didn’t include? Add them to the comments! After going […]

Save Our Librar*

{This is from a post on my personal blog but felt that it may apply here as well.  A small disclaimer – I’m now actually working in a corporate library despite my hopes of working a public one.  However, I believe that the involvement and advocacy that I discuss really […]

Welcome to the next phase

I’d like to thank any and all of you who participated in the first part of the hacklibschool experiment. If you missed it, or are just catching up now, this is the original post I wrote that kicked off the project. The impetus behind hacklibschool is simply to get LIS students talking, […]