Advice for Participating in Student Organizations
Education & Curriculum / Honesty

Advice for Participating in Student Organizations

Whether you are a new or a returning student at your program, you should join at least one student group or organization. Similar to Kathy Kosinski’s post in August 2015, student organizations are great to participate in. When you join a student organization there are several  opportunities to build your confidence, gain leadership skills, make new … Continue reading

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

The Growing Importance of User Experience In Libraries
Education & Curriculum / Emerging Careers / So What Do You Do? / Specializations

The Growing Importance of User Experience In Libraries

Nearly everyone who has ever worked in a library or has experience in library work has encountered the following statement: “So, you work in a library. What exactly do you do?” Personally, It’s one of my favourite questions to answer, not only because I get to express my passion for library work and working with … Continue reading