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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…




An Interview with Brenna Helmstutler, Subject Librarian for the iSchool

Brenna Helmstutler, subject librarian for the School of Information Studies (iSchool) comes to Syracuse University with 13 years of subject librarian experience at Georgia State University. While at GSU, she provided subject librarian services in various areas, including education, psychology, public health, and journalism as needed, and worked in middle management overseeing the health sciences… Read the full article…



Recommendations for Getting the Most Out of Your MSLIS Program

On Wednesday, November 15th, Dr. Jill Hurst-Wahl hosted a webinar as part of the iSchool’s Webinar Series dedicated to helping prospective, current, and former library students take advantage of their master’s education. Jill is an author, speaker, consultant and instructor. Formerly, she was an IT professional, corporate librarian, and director of the MSLIS program (2012-2017). Key Takeaways… Read the full article…


Outreach in Libraries: Reaching Our Audiences

Reaching our audiences is a critical part of librarian’s jobs.  The many different types of librarianship engage their audiences as a part of their mission and to that end, different types of librarians work with different methods of outreach. Outreach is one of my favorite parts of working with a community. I find it greatly satisfying… Read the full article…



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,… Read the full article…