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What do you get if you take five eager students with diverse interests in librarianship, mix them up with some carefully-chosen readings and classwork, and transplant them to Tuscany for two weeks in the summer? You get a fantastic experience! Led by the fantastic Dr. Sarah Webb, Alec, Ben, Danielle, Sarah, and I all signed… Read the full article…

Three Awesome Databases to Browse for Fun

Part of the fun for a college student on winter break is having time to explore. The databases available through the Syracuse University Library are manifold, and I’ve been having a great time poking through the ones that have nothing to do with my current degree. Part of the reason librarianship is such a great field is that it allows for multi-disciplinary learning and varied approaches to problem-solving. However, the downside to this is that the only way to be a good librarian is to know something about nearly everything. It’s the challenge, and the best part, of my vocation.

How to Win the College Challenge 2011: Idea, Development & Implementation

With so many available resources and tools for aspiring entrepreneurs today, coming up with an idea that is both original and creative enough to impress your peers and superiors can be a daunting task. In the case of developing a concept for the College Challenge 2011, the circumstances were much the same. Luckily, I was part of a team of 3 talented and diverse individuals that was able to strike out the competition.

Thanksgiving: Information Science for Hungry People

Things are gearing up for the Thanksgiving meal, and I’ve recently realized that Thanksgiving can work as a pretty perfect analogy for information sciences. At the risk of stretching my metaphors beyond all recognition, let’s take a trek through a feast of information…