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Meet the 2019 Graduate Summer Internship Bloggers!

iSchool graduate students have a huge range of interests, and our program offerings are incredibly diverse. So it only makes sense that our graduate students embark on some of the most interesting and coveted summer internship out there. Today, you’ll meet five iSchool graduate students who are starting their summer internships. Who are the summer… Read the full article…


What Makes a Good Library Website?

In the autumn of 2018, the iSchool Public Library Initiative (IPLI) worked on a project that involved collecting library statistics. One of the main sources for this data were state library websites. As a former web developer, as well as a patron of these pages, it was difficult for me to not notice the lack… Read the full article…


Libraries and Librarians in the Movies

Librarians in movies tend to fall into a cranky spinster stereotype — you know at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life” when the horrible, alternate reality is that Mary has become a librarian? — while libraries are dusty, old buildings. In real life, that’s just not the case; libraries play host to life-changing moments… Read the full article…


Practicing Social Justice Through #Critlib

#Critlib, or critical librarianship, is the ongoing work of turning a critical eye to the functions of libraries. As well as drawing the principles of social justice into the profession in this critical eye. You can practice critlib in all types of librarianship. Even in library school! It began in earnest as the result of… Read the full article…


LibraryFarm of Cicero, New York

A few miles north of Syracuse proper, you’ll find a library with its own farm — or maybe it’s more appropriate to call it a farm with its own library. The LibraryFarm at Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Cicero is a growing (pun-intended!) part of the community there. The completely organic LibraryFarm lends out… Read the full article…



#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… Read the full article…


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… Read the full article…