Hack Your Program: University of Wisconsin, Madison (Update)
Hack Your Program

Hack Your Program: University of Wisconsin, Madison (Update)

Disclaimer: This post is an update of Tomissa Porath’s 2011 “Hack Your Program” review of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s MA Program in Library and Information Studies with an emphasis on the school’s distance program. A lot has changed at UW-Madison over the last 5 years, and this post will attempt to speak to those changes. … Continue reading

A Master’s Degree in LIS: Weighing Our Educational Standards
Education & Curriculum / Honesty

A Master’s Degree in LIS: Weighing Our Educational Standards

Before I started my library degree, I often found myself wondering – why do I need a master’s degree to become a librarian? If the requirements and options were different, couldn’t I just become a librarian after getting a bachelor’s degree in the field? Turns out, I wasn’t alone. We’ve been evaluating and debating the … Continue reading

Big Picture / Education & Curriculum

Information and I

“Can I still write for Hack Library School if I am not technically pursuing a degree in LIS anymore?” I recently posed this question to our crack team of HLS editors. I am not quitting pursuing a Masters… just not an MLIS. An addition in degree offerings in the College of Communication and Information Studies at FSU allowed us to opt to transfer … Continue reading