Cliff has a great post over on his blog about what students are learning in library school. Cliff points out that as an instructor in any LIS program you have to keep up with what’s going on in the library world – and then pass that info and those skills (the keeping up skills) on to your students: If you teach in an MLIS program, stay in touch with librarians [ Read More ]
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This panel was very very insightful. The panelists were all recent grads of the University of Washington’s iSchool. They were Alex Berta, Rebecca Blakewood, Ann Glusker, Elizabeth Gould, and Beth Sanderson. Joe Janes and Nancy Gershenfeld professors at the iSchool gave us an intro. University of Washington was the first school that decided to call itself an iSchool. So what does iSchool mean? For the U of Washington, it’s something [ Read More ]
I’m finally reading Everything in Miscellaneous – and it’s awesome. The irony is that I’m taking a two day subject cataloging class. While the instructor (who is awesome and full of energy) talks about how getting the most specific subject heading is our goal and having things in alphabetical order is good – I can’t help but laugh inside because sitting next to me in my bag is a book [ Read More ]
It’s finally here – I promised that I’d write this ages ago, but I wanted to get my thoughts in order. When I started at Drexel a little over a year ago, I was completely panicked! I hadn’t been in school for 5 years and when I graduated last time I had sworn that I would never go back to school. If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m a [ Read More ]
That’s right, the diploma has arrived! I am now a “real” librarian. My only complaint about this piece of paper – well – two complaints. First it’s too big – why is it so darn big? Second, shouldn’t it say “Master of Library and Information Science”? Anyway, it’s all over, back to my real (non-student) life!
That’s right – I finally have the results for you. You can browse the survey results on Survey Monkey here, but I don’t feel that that gives you the full picture, so I did a little bit of analysis of my own. First, I went through and made school names conform to one standard (where possible). Next, I went through and added a few required classes based on people’s open [ Read More ]
That’s right folks, it’s official. I now have my final grades and am done with library school! I am now an MLIS graduate of Drexel University (and will be paying for the rest of my life). I’ve promised a what I learned in library school post – and it’s coming, I just wanted to get these grades and catch up on some life things. Keep an eye out, both that [ Read More ]
I’m working on cleaning up the results for this survey right now (making university names the same, etc) and I’m seeing a few people pointing me to the library websites for their required courses (“You can always look on the schools’ websites for this info.”). I probably need to clarify what I was interested in. I wanted to see what was required in the past and is required now. Obviously [ Read More ]
I have gotten such an amazing response to my little survey on library education that I had to pay for a SurveyMonkey account – which means I’ll probably create a more in-depth survey to really get to the meat of what we’re all learning in library school – keep an eye out.
Lately, I’ve been talking to students at other library schools as well as library staff here as I do a bit of homework for my “What I Learned in Library School” post. I realized that I needed a bit more information so I’ve created a 5 question survey for library students and librarians. If you could help me out by answering this tini tiny survey that would be very helpful. [ Read More ]