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45 More Non-Librarian Jobs for MLIS Grads

If you’re like most MLIS candidates that I know – or you’ve graduated with the degree – you’re quietly obsessed with watching job opportunities in the field of librarianship and information management. You track hybrid jobs that pop up because of your background or current employment. You’ve inventoried your transferable skills, scanned the job boards… Read the full article…




The Debate in New York State Prisons: Contraband vs. Intellectual Freedom

Last month, a new directive seeking to limit contraband in New York State correctional facilities revived the public debate over the intellectual freedom of prisoners and their access to goods more broadly. “The debate over intellectual freedom” really means just one thing: People got heated. Over books. Directive 4911A, or the “Secure Vendor Program” sought… Read the full article…


A Year in Library Memes (And Why We Need More)

Looking back, 2017 was a turbulent year in libraryland. Let’s take a peek at the library memes that emerged. First: What is a Meme? The term “meme” rose to prominence in the 1990s, accompanying the rise of the internet and personal computer. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “meme” is a noun that means an idea, behavior,… Read the full article…


Orange You Grateful? The iSchool Gives Thanks

The iSchool’s sense of community is powerful. Every year, our programs bring new students to Hinds Hall. Not unlike the Plymouth colonists who made landfall in what they called “the New World”, our students venture to Syracuse University to begin a new phase of life. In 1621, colonists shared an autumn feast with Wampanoag tribes… Read the full article…