Best Blogs on InfoSpace - Spring 2017

Best InfoSpace Blogs of Spring 2017

Since summer is finally here, we at InfoSpace wanted to share a list of the 5 best blogs from this spring! Did your favorite blog make the list? If not, let us know in the comments which blog was your favorite from the past few months. #5 – Why Should You Learn to Program? iSchool Professor … Continued

iSchool student Patrick Kelly's summer internship at Commvault

Week One at My Commvault Internship

The first week at Commvault was awesome. The facility here in New Jersey is incredible. They have a full gym, cafeteria, game rooms, baseball field, cricket pitch, basketball court, quiet rooms, and other great meeting rooms. It’s clear from the start that Commvault cares about its employees and their happiness. Internship Life at Commvault Orientation … Continued

Summer 2017 Internship Bloggers - Syracuse University iSchool

Introducing the Summer Internship Bloggers!

Meet our summer internship bloggers! This summer, InfoSpace will feature blogs from several iSchool students as they complete their summer internships. The summer internship bloggers are undergraduate and graduate students from all iSchool programs who will share their unique experiences as they work over the summer. Heidi Bryson MS in Library and Information Science: School Media ’18 Heidi … Continued

One of NYPL's mobile book carts at the Rikers Island women's facility. Image courtesy of

Library Friday: New York Public Library at Rikers Island

My posts this semester have tended to focus on library services for underserved populations: What can the library profession do to better celebrate diversity? (See February’s ‘Library Friday’ post) How can a public library provide needed services to various immigrant populations? (See April’s ‘Library Friday’ post) And this month, how do librarians who work in prisons provide … Continued

Prof. Yang Wang teaching in the Syracuse University iSchool.

Inclusive Privacy and Security with Prof. Yang Wang

Editor’s note: Professor Yang Wang brought his expertise to introduce inclusive privacy and security to the Syracuse University iSchool’s webinar series this spring. iSchool student and InfoSpace blogger Allison Leung asked Prof. Wang a few questions for those who are new to the topic of inclusive privacy. What do all professionals need to know about inclusive privacy … Continued

Chris Whelan '17 (second from left) at iSchool Convocation.

Reflections on the iSchool: Chris Whelan ’17

We asked iSchool Seniors to reflect back on their time at the iSchool before they graduate. Here’s the third and final blog of featuring a member of the iSchool’s Class of 2017. Chris Whelan Hometown: Baldwinsville, New York Major: Information Management & Technology What was your initial reaction coming to the iSchool as a Freshman? … Continued

Alexandra Lockey Senior Feature

Reflections on the iSchool: Alexandra Lockey ’17

We asked iSchool Seniors to reflect back on their time at the iSchool before they graduate this weekend. Here’s second blog of three featuring members of the iSchool’s Class of 2017. Alexandra Lockey Information Management & Technology New York City, NY Alexandra is an Information Management and Technology major with a project management concentration from … Continued

Kobby Tettey '17 (far right) celebrates the end of senior year at the iSchool's Senior Night.

Reflections on the iSchool: Kwabena Tettey ’17

We asked iSchool Seniors to reflect back on their time at the iSchool before they graduate this weekend. Here’s our first blog of three featuring members of the  iSchool’s Class of 2017. Kwabena (Kobby) T. Tettey Major: Information Management & Technology Hometown: Accra, Ghana Born to a banker and a translator of Ghanaian-descent, Kobby has … Continued

An iSchool student teaches a Girl Scout at the iSchool's "Girls Are I.T.!" event.

Social Justice and Librarianship

Many librarians (myself included), believe that libraries are inherently tied to issues of social justice. How so? In a world of increasing inequality, they provide free and unlimited access to information and technology. They open their doors to all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, political party, economic status, religion, ability, or age. In order … Continued

Evolving with Open Source Software at the iSchool

Evolving with Open Source Software at the iSchool

After 7 years of active duty, I came to the iSchool on a different mission. I wanted to learn how to integrate more open source solutions into my life. I’ll dig into the “why” and “when” soon, but in summary, it’s about the open source contributors’ community aspect. The priorities include quality, customization, and you … Continued