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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…


Winding Down: Reflecting On My Library Internship

Looking Forward This internship, like taking courses, is a method of collecting tools and resources to better equip oneself for meeting the projects and tasks we may anticipate in our future both short term and long term. While many people have opportunity to swing a hammer for one reason or another, not everyone has opportunity… Read the full article…


National Library Week: Moon Library at SUNY ESF

If you take a one-minute walk in the right direction from the Carrier Dome, you’ll end up at the entrance to SUNY ESF’s Moon Library. The cozy, two-story building is located along the ESF quad. It offers its students and faculty access to study spaces, information resources, technologies, special collections and archives. The library’s services… 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…


Expanding and Tapping into the LIS Network

I’ve written about why upping your library intelligence is important, the need to increase your vocabulary, and the content you might consume. Now let me turn to the need of LIS students and new professionals need to quickly expand their professional networks. Expanding your network doesn’t mean collecting names; it means developing relationships. Yes, one does lead to the… Read the full article…



Information Governance Basics with iSchool Alumna Ilona Koti

iSchool alumna Ilona Koti is hosting a webinar with us on May 4. Before she gives her webinar, Ilona answered some questions for iSchool Graduate Recruitment Manager Erin Bartolo in order to help people better understand her area of expertise, information governance. Ilona is currently a Principal Consultant in Information Governance & Risk Management at ARK-IGC Information Governance Consulting. What… Read the full article…


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… Read the full article…


At the Crossroads: What is the Future of Librarianship?

In the age of the Internet and e-Books, what is the future of libraries and the role of librarians? This is a question that has been asked over and over again. In everyday life, library professionals, paraprofessionals, and aspiring students are plagued by the–somewhat naive–statement “well, with technology, libraries won’t be necessary in the future,”… Read the full article…


Two MLIS Grads Selected as ALA Emerging Leaders

Two Syracuse University alumni have been selected to participate in the American Library Association Emerging Leaders program. This annual networking and leadership development program is designed to launch newer library workers’ participation in the ALA and other professional organizations. Participants meet at the ALA Midwinter Meeting to form into workgroups, which tackle specific projects throughout… Read the full article…