Kimberly Hoffman - Fort Stanwix Internship Blog

Reflecting on the Secret Lives of Objects

I recently learned of an idea in Japanese folklore that objects can take on a life of their own once they reach 100 years of age. As Michael Dylan Foster, professor of folklore at Indiana University Bloomington, writes, “The premise is that, when any normal entity–a person, animal, or object–exists for long enough, a spirit … Continued

Adrienne Canino

Open Source Integrated Library Systems: Perspectives from Latin America

Open Source ILS in use: The Monteverde Institute The Monteverde Institute, a non-profit research and study abroad organization in Monteverde, Costa Rica, hosts the John and Doris Campbell Library. This summer, I’m an intern at this library to work on their digital presence (check out my final project at ). Like many libraries, in … Continued

Heidi Bryson is completing her School Librarianship summer work at the J.T. Roberts PreK-8 School in Syracuse.

Cultivating a Superpower: Reader’s Advisory

Reader’s Advisory Reader’s advisory is a term I was fairly unfamiliar with before I entered the LIS: School Media program at the iSchool. Now I have a whole course under my belt, IST 605, that includes this very topic! Reader’s advisory involves helping patrons find the materials they want to read for pleasure. Putting the … Continued

iSchool student Patrick Kelly's summer internship at Commvault

Challenging and Rewarding IT Projects at Commvault

Overall, I have enjoyed the majority of my work here at Commvault. I was lucky enough to get to choose some of the long term projects that I got to work on. The first was to get all of the iPads at Commvault HQ under one management profile. Many of the rooms here such as … Continued

iSchool student Shanyah Saunders will complete the EY Leaders Program over the summer. Times Square image courtesy of

EY Internship Halfway Point: Successes and Lessons

As my third week comes to a close, it represents the halfway point of my internship. In just a short period of time, I am now fully immersed in the daily hustle and bustle of a consultant at one of the Big Four accounting firms, EY. Being an Advisory Intern at EY During my first week of … Continued

Chichen Wang's Internship at Eastman Kodak Company

Celebrating Internship Success

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe An internship is a journey for you to learn, to apply your knowledge, to fail, and finally to achieve your goals and celebrate success. I am proud of myself that I am able to make an … Continued

Library Friday - USMA West Point

Library Friday: USMA Library at West Point

For my LIS program, this summer I’ve been interning at the United States Military Academy (USMA) Library at West Point. The library is situated on an undergraduate collegiate campus and United States Military base about 60 miles north of New York City. For this month’s Library Friday post, I interviewed Heather Seminelli, the Assistant Director for … Continued

Dean Isaacson works on his startup as his summer internship. Image of Philadephia skyline courtesy of Ransomtech on Flickr (

Startup Journey: Networking and Building a Team

Oh, where to begin?! It has been an interesting summer for sure thus far. What Starting a Company Is Really Like In past posts, I have mentioned that my hours are strange because of my west coast team members. As the person responsible for making sure everything is successful, my hours don’t start and stop … Continued

Kimberly Hoffman - Fort Stanwix Internship Blog

Collections at Fort Stanwix: The Case of the Mislabeled Pennies

At Fort Stanwix National Monument, I’m fortunate enough to work in a top of the line facility for museum collections. In fact, other parks from across the state store their objects at Fort Stanwix when their own facilities lack the space or the conditions to do so. Yet, inevitably, standards of care change over time as … Continued

Jill Hurst-Wahl

Long Days Held Close to the Heart

Editor’s Note: Associate Professor of Practice Jill Hurst-Wahl is stepping down from her role as director of the iSchool’s Library and Information Science program this summer. She offers this reflection from her 5 years as program director. There is no job description for an iSchool program director and each program director defines his or her … Continued