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



7 Questions with Rachel Ivy Clarke

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Rachel Ivy Clarke

A warm Orange welcome to Rachel Ivy Clarke! She is the new Library and Information Science (LIS) professor at SU’s iSchool and former cataloging librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). In her exchanges with students at FIDM, Professor Clarke discovered that creative people have a different way of researching information that they … Continued


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The Belfer Audio Archive: A Sleeping Giant

The Belfer Audio Archive as you know it — the bunker-like building on the East side of Bird Library at Syracuse University — was built in the year 1982. The archive itself, however, was founded in 1963. Back then, the collection was housed in the basement of a place called Continental Can Company. Walter Welch … Continued


Petit Branch Library. Photo by Kayla Del Biondo.

Library Friday: Visiting Petit Branch Library

I’ve made it my mission to visit a different library once a month, and post about it on Friday; hence, the birth of ‘Library Friday.’ Come along with me on this journey! If you work or study at SU, chances are you’ve probably grabbed a burrito from Alto Cinco, sipped a cup of joe at Recess, … Continued


7 Questions with iSchool Professor Ruth V. Small

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Dr. Ruth Small

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of posts  profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty. Check out previous 7 Question posts with R. David Lankes, Renee F. Hill, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Jian Qin, Marilyn Arnone, and Barbara Stripling _____________________________________________________ Besides the School Media students, most iSchool students (not just LIS students!) encounter Dr. Ruth Small … Continued


7 Questions with Barb Stripling

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Barbara Stripling

(Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty. Check out previous 7 Question posts with R. David Lankes, Renee F. Hill, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Jian Qin, and Marilyn Arnone) Barbara Stripling, or Barb, emanates both kindness and innate leadership. Her care for each student is reflected in her … Continued


iSchool LIS Program Manager Blythe Bennett with students Abbie Digel, Alexa Hirsch, Megan Marsh, and at AASL 2015

Why You Need To Go To a Library Conference

From conferences to student groups, to happy hours and field trips, there are an overwhelming amount of opportunities available to enhance our grad school experience. We can leave grad school with as little or as much information and experiences as we’d like to pack into two short years. We have a choice about how we … Continued


Young women in a vintage library

#LIS Career Week: 5 Days of Library Career Info and Events

The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University offers a robust and innovative Library Information Science master’s program. This year, as part of our efforts to help students address career interests and job-hunting efforts, a full week of #LIS Career Workshops is planned. Beginning October 12 and continuing through October 16, iSchool Career Services and the student organization … Continued


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An iSchool for a 6th Continent: How 3 Alumnae Made it Happen

(Editor’s note: Alumna Sarah (Webb) Inoue, Ph.D., a 2012 graduate of the iSchool’s doctoral program in information science and technology, has led several initiatives for the iSchool in the role of post-doctoral researcher and project manager for international outreach. She worked with the University of Rwanda’s College of Education to start a program in teacher-librarianship … Continued