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Public Libraries Supporting Health and Wellness

When most people think of health and wellness, chances are the public library is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, over the past few years, public libraries have been playing an increasing role in supporting the physical, mental and social wellness needs of their communities in a variety of ways. Whether it’s… 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…


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…


LIS Brief: LIS Students Taking Charge

“Filling in the Spaces” is an ongoing Library and Information Science Student Assembly (LISSA) program here at the iSchool where students lead short presentations, activities or lectures on topics they are passionate about. Students present on professional development, educational, and specialty topics ranging from copyright to salsa dancing. Yes, salsa dancing. They recognize and meet the need for both academic and recreational… Read the full article…


LIS Brief: Librarypreneurs

Did you watch the Knight News Challenge? Librarians are going BONKERS—and no, I don’t mean they’re pursuing careers as police officers after being washed out of the library or show business (reminiscent of Bonkers D. Bobcat). They’re running rampant trying to “build more knowledgeable communities.” Rebecca T. Miller gives you a “taste of their range.” I had… Read the full article…




The End of Libraries? Not so Fast, MG Siegler

The foundation of libraries and librarianship has shifted dramatically over the last decade or so.  Digital resources provide access to seemingly boundless quantities of information, virtually untethered to physical repositories.  The internet has seemingly built a library in every modem and made every user a librarian.  While this prompts some observers to cast the future… Read the full article…