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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…


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…


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…