LIS Program Accreditation: Entire iSchool Village Involved

As many at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) have discovered over the past two years, it takes a village–and a whole lot of computer file space–to undertake and complete the American Library Association (ALA)’s accreditation process. I recently got to be part of that by serving as proofreader and editor for the self-study document. … Continued

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#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


8 Tips I Wish I Knew When I Was a Freshman at SU

August 31st is quickly approaching, and we all know what that means: time to replace that Netflix bookmark with your favorite textbook rental site of choice. But before you settle down in your new dorm room, if you’re an incoming freshman (or a transfer student!) follow these 8 tips from iSchool Peer Advisors to make … Continued

Lubuto Library Partners: Serving Vulnerable Children in Africa

“The world is a global village.” This famous Marshall McLuhan adage is more relevant today than ever before. It is particularly apt  in the library world, because librarians are socially conscious contributors to the global village in many ways. A recent post here told about iSchool students making a difference in the education of young girls … Continued

Go-To Productivity Tools to Make the Most of Your Day

Anyone who reads this blog or others (Lifehacker for one) knows that many online productivity tools are out there to help you make the most of your work (or school) day. As a new blogger on this site and a librarian at a nearby public research university, I have tried many of these tools, some to … Continued

Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect More, was published as a physical copy and digital copy through Amazon’s tools. What’s better, I’m automatically part of Kindle Unlimited, and maybe … Continued

America’s Digital Public Library: One-Stop Research Shop

Many in the digital research and reading world have been watching the launch of DPLA, the Digital Public Library of America. This budding idea began at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Its founders envisioned the large-scale online library to use various digitized collections, and to bridge the gap between academic and public libraries. … Continued