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Open Access Week

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read any piece of scholarship for free? This isn’t an ad — it’s one of the driving thoughts behind open access, which is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment,” according to SPARC, a… Read the full article…







Getting Ready for My School Library Internship

Inquiry, reading, curiosity, exploration, coding, makerspaces, research, storytime, collaboration, personalized learning … Images of students and fellow teachers engaged in these activities swirl through my head as I prepare to take the biggest step so far in my graduate program at Syracuse University. I’m beginning my internship as a Library Media Specialist (LMS) at J.T…. Read the full article…



Two MLIS Grads Selected as ALA Emerging Leaders

Two Syracuse University alumni have been selected to participate in the American Library Association Emerging Leaders program. This annual networking and leadership development program is designed to launch newer library workers’ participation in the ALA and other professional organizations. Participants meet at the ALA Midwinter Meeting to form into workgroups, which tackle specific projects throughout… Read the full article…


LIS Brief: LIS Students Taking Charge

“Filling in the Spaces” is an ongoing Library and Information Science Student Assembly (LISSA) program here at the iSchool where students lead short presentations, activities or lectures on topics they are passionate about. Students present on professional development, educational, and specialty topics ranging from copyright to salsa dancing. Yes, salsa dancing. They recognize and meet the need for both academic and recreational… Read the full article…