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The Librarian’s Arsenal: Git & GitHub

Prompted by a fantastic talk given by the iSchool’s own Michael Fudge, I’ve been exploring Git, GitHub, and the ways librarians can benefit by using a version control system. Librarians should know how to code. This isn’t news; coding is simply another form of literacy. This post won’t spend any time rehashing the reasons that… Read the full article…


R-Squared: A Game-Changer for Library Conferences

Last week, over three hundred librarians transplanted themselves from their home locations and gathered in Telluride & Mountain Village, Colorado for R-Squared: the Risk and Reward conference. Self-declared risk-takers, they spent three days at high altitude forging a new dedication to entrepreneurial thinking in the library setting. Joining one of four custom tracks – Creative… Read the full article…


Welcome, New Librarians!

I’ve seen a bunch of posts across the blogosphere welcoming the new class of librarians; who am I to buck the trend? Congratulations! You’ve embarked on an exciting career in the information world. That said, I remember how overwhelming the first month can be. Here’s how I handled it. Look for Advice Checklists are useful…. Read the full article…


#SUiSchoolFirenze!

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…




An Interview with iSchool Alum Ben Goldman on Librarianship

Ben Goldman is a digital archivist at the University of Wyoming, and will shortly be taking a position as Digital Records Archivist at Penn State University in State College, where he will be involved with digital curation and repository development. Ben is also a 2009 graduate of the School of Information Studies. He was kind enough to answer some questions for me on life, careers, and SU’s iSchool.



Online Tools and Tips for Group Collaboration

This semester, I (and about 30 of my colleagues) enrolled in IST613: Library Planning, Marketing, and Assessment . This is a course in which balance is key–student teams work with host libraries to write project plans, marketing plans, assessment plans, and literature reviews in relatively short succession, and we’re constantly looking ahead and revising older… Read the full article…


An Interview with iSchool Alum Erin Dorney on Librarianship

Erin Dorney is the Outreach Librarian for the Millersville University Library, and a 2008 graduate of the MS-LIS program here at the School of Information Studies. She has also recently joined the crew at In the Library with the Lead Pipe, and maintains a blog at Library Scenester as well as tweeting @libscenester. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me on life, careers, and SU’s iSchool.