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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…




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…


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…


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…


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…


Why You Need To Go To a Library Conference

From conferences to student groups, to happy hours and field trips, there are an overwhelming amount of opportunities available to enhance our grad school experience. We can leave grad school with as little or as much information and experiences as we’d like to pack into two short years. We have a choice about how we… 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…