History of LIS Education
Behind the Scenes / Education & Curriculum

History of LIS Education

When we talk about LIS education, we’re talking about providing education for a professional career in libraries, with all the traits the word ‘profession’ implies: professionalism, prolonged training, and formal education. This type of education wasn’t always the case however; it developed as the librarian profession did. In fact, the creation of library schools had a direct impact on … Continue reading

From Homeschool to Library School… and lessons learned along the way
Diversity / Education & Curriculum / Hellos & Goodbyes

From Homeschool to Library School… and lessons learned along the way

First, a brief background, since I’m new here. I finished my undergrad in 2003, and in the ensuing 12 years, went about as far outside of the academic realm as was possible. I volunteered for political campaigns, traveled hippie-style, studied permaculture design, worked on various farms, moved to a rural town, and had children. Graduate … Continue reading