Historical Materials LIS Internship with SUNY Upstate Medical Archives

MSLIS Internship Close-Up: Historical Materials

During my first semester at the iSchool, my IST 511 class (Intro the Library and Information Profession) had the opportunity to tour the Special Collections Research Center at SU Libraries. We saw printed leaves from the Gutenberg Bible, cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia, and original photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, among others. To say that I was … Continued


Close up on Public Service Librarianship

MSLIS Internship Close Up: Public Service

After looking at the technical and data-driven side of librarianship last week, I decided to mix things up. This week, I had the opportunity to chat with two recent alums about their internship experiences in our focus area of public service. What is a Public Service Librarian? Libraries of all shapes and sizes regularly ask … Continued


The NOPL Pop-up Library. Image courtesy of NOPL.org.

Library Friday: NOPL’s Pop-up Library

In the Library and Information Science program here at SU, we spend a lot of time discussing the importance of outreach. We brainstorm strategies we can employ to attract patrons to the library, and we ask ourselves questions like, how can a librarian organize and market innovative programs, services, and collections that are bound to … Continued


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


Focus on Technical Services Librarianship

MSLIS Internship Close-Up: Technical Services

The fall of my sophomore year of college, I reached out to a local social-service agency and asked for an internship. I was 100% convinced that I would enter the non-profit world after graduation, and (like most undergrads) I wanted to boost my resume with experience in the field. Much to my disappointment, the agency had … 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



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


The Culinary Institute of America. Image from http://www.adriennewolter.com/

Library Friday: Visiting the Hilton Library at the Culinary Institute of America

When I attended NYLA’s 2016 Annual Conference this past November, I learned that ‘special collections’ is such a broad term. Excitingly, during a presentation titled, “Getting to Know Special Libraries,” I heard from librarians and preservationists who worked in contrasting settings: the Corning Museum of Glass, the New York State Academy of Fire Science and … Continued


LIS School Media student Abbie Digel

Becoming Successful in School Media Librarianship

Did you know that the iSchool’s Master’s in Library and Information Science with School Media Specialization has a career placement rate of 100% for 2015 graduates?* Or that it has a three-year rolling average career placement of 97%? I first heard about the iSchool’s career success rate for LIS school media students while applying to … Continued