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Women in IT: Who We Are and Why We’re Necessary

In 2013, women held 26 percent of professional computing positions in the US workforce. This is a number that should, logistically speaking, be almost double what it is currently. The amount of women in Information Technology is certainly too low, but why? Let’s start uncovering the reasons behind this gender gap and figuring out how all… Read the full article…




What’s being done to save STEM Education? 11 Celebrities, Non-Profits, Libraries and Businesses Making a Difference

Almost everyone agrees comprehensive Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is important to the economic future of this country.  STEM advancement and discovery leads to innovation and new industries that will drive the American economy of tomorrow.  The need for change is apparent as U.S. education is not  producing the talent demanded by the… Read the full article…


Social Networking for Academics and Scholars

Throughout my first year of graduate school, I was advised to use Social Media as an opportunity to both showcase my accomplishments, and connect and expand my professional network.  Given its potential for collaboration, building connections, and exchanging information and ideas, can academics and scholars similarly utilize social media to improve scholarship?  Why not?!  Sure… Read the full article…


Roy Tennant’s Wake-Up Call to Academic Librarians

Roy Tennant works for OCLC as Senior Program Officer for Research and an important voice in the world of digital libraries. On Wednesday, June 13, he kicked off the Academic Librarians Conference at Syracuse University with an early-morning talk. Read on for a recap of his ideas on the future of academic libraries. Academic Libraries Face Big Challenges… Read the full article…


PhD studies vs Startups: Similarities and Differences

I love to learn. There’s something unequivocally satisfying associated with acquiring new information, transforming it into knowledge and applying it to one’s perception of the world. As a learning enthusiast, I was awfully fortunate this past year. Not only was I was able to embark upon my first year of PhD studies (at the iSchool), but… Read the full article…