Malcolm-Ali Davis @OurSyracuseU Instagram Takeover

Alum from Day One: Malcolm-Ali Davis’s @OurSyracuseU Takeover

I always say that I didn’t choose Syracuse University – Syracuse University chose me. The same goes for the iSchool. SU has been in my family since my cousin, the late Horace Morris attended. He was the first African-American scholarship football player in the mid-1940’s. Years later, both of my parents would attend. My parents … Continued



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Why Should You Learn to Program?

As a professor in the iSchool who teaches programming to our undergraduates, I’m writing to tell why you should learn to program. Before I do, I’d like to start with a story from Saturday morning: At our kitchen table, my 10-year-old son was busy planning out this summer’s entrepreneurial endeavor: his lemonade stand. I’m certain … 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


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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


Top 10 InfoSpace Blogs of 2016

Top 10 InfoSpace Blogs of 2016

We’ve put together a list of the best blogs from InfoSpace in 2016! Did your favorite blog make the list? #10 – From Kitchen to 6k Instagram Followers: How the iSchool Helped Build My Passion into a Career At the iSchool we love when students combine their knowledge in tech with whatever they’re passionate about. Read … 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


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


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Visualizing Big Data

Big data. It’s a term we hear constantly in our workplace. But do we really know what big data is and how dynamic it can be? What is it used for and how does it impact academic libraries? Lots of questions I know, but I’ll attempt to visually and verbally describe what big data is. … Continued