Top 10 InfoSpace Blogs of 2016

Top 10 InfoSpace Blogs of 2016

We’ve put together a list of the best blogs from InfoSpace in 2016! Did your favorite blog make the list?


#10 – From Kitchen to 6k Instagram Followers: How the iSchool Helped Build My Passion into a Career

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At the iSchool we love when students combine their knowledge in tech with whatever they’re passionate about. Read Ethan’s story on how he turned his love of food into his own career with IM&T.


#9 – Looking Back on an It Girls Experience

Megan Swanson at It GirlsThe It Girls Overnight Retreat is one of the most impactful events the iSchool hosts every year. Many alumnae from It Girls choose to continue their education with the iSchool. Read about Megan’s journey of being an It Girl to an iSchool superstar!


#8 – Data Science Foundations: Getting Started

Data Science Foundations

Data science may seem like the ultimate techie degree, but it is becoming more and more prominent in almost every company. Interested in data science but not sure where to begin? iSchool Research Analyst Yatish Hegde can help you get started.


#7 – Debunking Myths About Information Technology Degrees

Information Technology Degree Myths

Information technology degrees are up and coming, but still unfamiliar to many. Get the facts straight from the iSchool’s undergraduate program recruiter, Stephanie Worden, on what you really need to succeed in an information technology degree program.


#6 – The iSchool is More Than Just Grad School

iSchool IM Student Amanda Quick

Looking for a grad school that offers programs that can benefit any major? Read about how Grad School at the iSchool can help any undergrad excel in their major by learning how to combine it with a Master’s for the iSchool Graduate Program!


#5 – School Media Specialist Job Availability in New York State

School Media Specialist Job Availability in New York. Map by Kara Conley.

If you’re wondering where you can get a job as a school media librarian in New York, this blog is here for you. Don’t know what a school media specialist is? Read and find out more!


#4 – How a Finance Major Falls in Love with the iSchool

EntreTech 2015

Are you a finance major looking to take your degree to the next level? Read about how an iSchool trip called EntreTech changed one finance major’s life for the better thanks to the iSchool!


#3 – Librarianship and Democracy: Creating an Informed Citizenry

"A democracy presupposes an informed citizenry." The American Library Association. Image by Rachel Clarke.

With the results of the election dividing people due to their opinions, this blog will help everyone on either side see the importance of doing your research and getting the facts. What better way to do that than in a library!


#2 – How to Interview for a Librarian Job

How to Interview for a Librarian Job

Have you completed your library science degree, but don’t know how or what to say to land your dream librarian job? Have no fear! Read LIS student (and recently employed) Ashley Chassé’s guide on how to ace that interview and find the librarian job that’s right for you.


#1 – Four Things to Watch for on Social Media During Tonight’s Debate

Four things to watch for in the first presidential debate.

It’s no surprise that Professor Jenny Stromer-Galley’s blog was our #1 blog of the year. Social media was one of the biggest components on both ends of the election this year. Professor Stromer-Galley breaks down each candidate’s strategy on social media and what it all means.


Have a favorite blog that didn’t make it to the top 10? Comment what InfoSpace blogs were your favorites for other readers to check out! And don’t forget to check back in with us on Friday for this year’s last blog, which also happens to be this year’s last installment of Library Friday.

Want to write for the InfoSpace blog in the spring? Fill out our writer’s form here! Maybe your blog will be a part of 2017’s top 10 …

Morgan Lyons

Morgan Lyons

Morgan is the Student Editor for InfoSpace. She is majoring in Information Management and Technology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is an iSchool Peer Advisor and a brother of Phi Sigma Pi, The National Honors Fraternity. You can spot her wearing all black and most likely talking about Feminism.

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