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Expanding and Tapping into the LIS Network

I’ve written about why upping your library intelligence is important, the need to increase your vocabulary, and the content you might consume. Now let me turn to the need of LIS students and new professionals need to quickly expand their professional networks. Expanding your network doesn’t mean collecting names; it means developing relationships. Yes, one does lead to the… Read the full article…


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… Read the full article…




Observant

A man wanted to learn how to work with jade, so he could make a living carving this semiprecious stone into jewelry, statues and other objects.  He went to a master jade carver and asked to learn all that this carver knew, and the carver agreed.  He told the man to come back the next… Read the full article…



Time Management

I had a couple of wonderful conversations last week with graduate students about their fall course load.  In order to help  them think about their schedules, I asked a lot of questions.  In order to help you think about your schedule, I’m putting the questions below for you to ponder. If you take classes back… Read the full article…


When you come to visit the iSchool…

I’ve lived in Syracuse for nine years and many times have been asked for advice about what to do when visiting.  We all have our favorite hang-outs and must-dos, so this is just an attempt to compile my list in one spot for those of you who want advice before hitting the ground in the… Read the full article…


Conference Season 101

Many professional conferences are held in good weather because that’s when people are willing to travel, which means that we have entered conference season. A conference is a time to connect with others and learn, as well as make  your knowledge known. All of that takes some preparation and forethought, so here are a few… Read the full article…