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The MLIS Sack of Skills

A few months ago, for my job at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, the iSchool,I was tasked with interviewing one of my professors, Jill Hurst-Wahl. Jill’s the director of the M.S. in library and information science (MLIS) program and the iSchool wanted to get Jill on camera talking about what the MLIS degree could offer prospective… Read the full article…

61 Tech Geek Jobs for LIS Grads

For your perusing pleasure, I offer you 61 tech geek jobs for MLIS grads. Not every job in the list requires an MLIS degree, but every one could be rocked by the right librarian. Some of them require the ability to travel, or teaching experience, or a second master’s degree. Some require specific experience in business, law, marketing, digitization, or archives. Some are full-time tenure-track university positions, and others are part-time or short-term projects.

61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads

Editor’s Note: InfoSpace has recently revisited this topic with updated job listings and more information! Be sure to check out 45 More Non-Librarian Jobs for MLIS Grads. At the beginning of the semester, way back in September 2011 when I’d only been in library school for a few weeks, I blogged about job opportunities for library… Read the full article…

The Top 5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

If you’re anything like me, you read all day long and still have no idea what’s going on in the world. As a grad student, I spend my days checking email, skimming blog posts my social media feeds have led me to, and, of course, reading assigned articles and texts. Like most Gen Y-ers, I get most of my news from the Internet, but I also get a good amount of in-depth information about topics in the news from radio via podcasts.

A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library

Makerspaces just might take over libraries. School of Information Studies professor Dave Lankes seems to think so. In his presentation to New York State librarians earlier this month, he asked those of us in the room to imagine libraries as places to learn and create, not consume and check out. In another talk he gave in October, he declared, “What will kill our profession is not ebooks, Amazon, or Google, but a lack of imagination.”

Digital Curation: Why You Should Consider a Career in eScience

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about some surprising career opportunities for library and information science grads. Brand new to this field, I’m having a great time imagining myself in different jobs. So far this week, I’ve pictured myself taking German to prepare for a career as a music librarian (thanks to Rachel Fox von Swearingen), working as an academic and librarianship game-changer like David Lankes, and becoming a data curation expert like Clifford Lynch.