Data Librarianship

MSLIS Internship Close-Up: Data Librarianship

Of all the iSchool’s focus areas for MSLIS students, I knew the least about our focus on data librarianship. I came to Syracuse with the goal of becoming a public librarian. I didn’t think that courses like IST 659- Data Administration Concepts and Database Management, IST 676- Foundations of Digital Data, IST- 681 Metadata, or … Continued


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Bringing Broadband Internet to Public Housing with WiTec

Kevin Bornatsch is second-year grad student from Cologne, Germany. He is getting his MS in Information Management and Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Information Security Management. He is a part of the iSchool student group WiTec (Worldwide Innovation and Technology) team and sat down with me to discuss what is happening in their organization.  So what … Continued


Freshman Year at the iSchool

My Freshman Year at the iSchool

There is a lot of pressure that comes with the college decision, and rightfully so. It leads you to not only where the next four years will be spent, but also which opportunities will be available, before and after graduation. On a freezing, snowy Tuesday in late April of 2016, I chose the iSchool at Syracuse … Continued


Attending LIS Conferences on a Budget

Funding, please: Attending LIS conferences on a grad student budget

When I started looking into SU’s MLIS program I was surprised to hear alumni, students, and faculty talking about all the great opportunities that exist for students to attend library conferences. I was new to the library field and attending conferences as a student wasn’t something I considered, much less budgeted for. Thankfully, one of the … Continued


The Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Data Science meets the Maxwell MPA

The Journey to Maxwell A few months ago, I was a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago and newly engaged. My fiancé and I were feeling great about our chances to live and work in Chicago; yet, that plan vanished after nothing worked out like we planned. Thankfully, we both applied to graduate … Continued


7 Questions with Caroline Haythornthwaite

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Caroline Haythornthwaite

New iSchool professor, Caroline Haythornthwaite’s, lengthy last name is almost as impressive as her experience in the information field. Caroline just finished teaching her first semester at Syracuse University, and the iSchool community recently received exciting news: Caroline will serve as director of the MLIS program beginning in August 2017. Caroline came to us from … Continued


Prasanna Kulkarni

Prasanna Kulkarni G’16: Web analytics and data at Blizzard

I recently caught up with Prasanna Kulkarni, analytics connoisseur and 2016 alumnus of the MS in Information Management program who’s making the most of his post-grad life in sunny southern California. Prasanna was happy to reflect on his iSchool experience and offer insight for curious students looking to follow a similar career path as himself. … Continued



Digital Humanities at Syracuse University

Exploring the Digital Humanities

When I came to the iSchool, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that when I got here I’d probably have to step outside of my comfort zone. My original plan was to become a college professor of English. I had already completed my M.A. in English toward that end. I taught college foundations … Continued


International Student Experience at the iSchool. iSchool Student Prasanna leads a VR demonstration.

The International Student Experience at the iSchool

In February 2015, I was going through my emails one morning (as I usually do), when I was greeted with the best news wrapped in beautiful words Syracuse University’s iSchool: my admission! I still remember and cherish the excitement and joy I felt. During my first year journey at SU, I always felt connected with … Continued