Syracuse University iSchool Library Science Road Trip to Boston

Library Science Road Trip: Boston

This semester, the iSchool offered MS in Library and Information Science students the opportunity to travel to Boston for a whirlwind two-day trip full of library tours and networking with alums. It was a fulfilling experience that allowed us to think critically about the field and our future roles as librarians. Day 1 UMass Medical Library … Continued


LIS Internships: Library Management. Image of State Island Museum courtesy of NYCgo.com

MSLIS Internship Close-Up: Management

When I’m not running around Hinds Hall or drinking copious amounts of coffee, you can find me at the DeWitt Community Library, where I work part-time. The DeWitt Community Library is a bustling public library located ten minutes from Syracuse’s campus. I spend the majority of my time there helping the Executive Director, Business Manager, … Continued


School Media Librarianship

MSLIS Internship Close-Up: School Media

This week, I’ll be diving into the world of internships in our focus area of school media. Let me be clear: the internship requirements for School Media students are quite different from the internships I previously profiled. Instead of completing one 150-long internship like other LIS students, LIS: School Media students must complete two 120-hour … Continued


Flower-Sprecher Library at Cornell

Library Friday: Visiting Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library

From birds to books. That’s Erin Eldermire’s career trajectory summed up in four words, and she couldn’t be happier with where she’s wound up. Erin has a background in bird biology, graduated from SU’s MSLIS program in 2014, and has been working at Cornell’s Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library ever since. When she first saw the job posting for … Continued


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: Visiting 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