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

Archival Education: The Varied Landscape
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Honesty / Specializations

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

Instruction Instruction Part 2: Become a Better Instructor
Big Picture / Continuing Education

Instruction Instruction Part 2: Become a Better Instructor

Author’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the state of library instruction training in LIS programs. Part one discussed why such training matters. In part two, we will discuss how library students can create or supplement opportunities to become better library instructors. As I mentioned in my last post, courses on instruction have yet … Continue reading

Instruction Instruction Part 1: Why Library Teaching Training Matters
Big Picture / Education & Curriculum / Honesty

Instruction Instruction Part 1: Why Library Teaching Training Matters

Author’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on the state of library instruction training in LIS programs. In part one, we will discuss why such training matters. Part two will discuss how library students can create or supplement opportunities to become better library instructors. What was it that made you decide you wanted to be … Continue reading