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BLISTS Annual STEM Networking Event

Recently, I met with Melanie Moreaux, a senior in the iSchool majoring in Information Management and Technology, with a minor in retail management. She also recently accepted a job after graduation at EY. Melanie is the President of BLISTS and I interviewed her about the 2nd Annual Networking event for diversity in the workplace. BLISTS is… 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…


Recapping the 2017 iSchool Road Trip

Road Trips are perhaps one of the most unique experiences offered by the iSchool. They provide the opportunity for students to visit cities such as Boston, Rochester, and New York City, to tour industry heavyweights such as ESPN, NBC, or Condé Nast. These experiences allow students to home in on their career of choice as well as facilitating… Read the full article…


The Belfer Audio Archive: A Sleeping Giant

The Belfer Audio Archive as you know it — the bunker-like building on the East side of Bird Library at Syracuse University — was built in the year 1982. The archive itself, however, was founded in 1963. Back then, the collection was housed in the basement of a place called Continental Can Company. Walter Welch… Read the full article…




Why Librarians and LIS Students Should Join Professional Organizations (Part I)

What’s the value for MLIS students of going to conferences, and how can participating in professional organizations benefit librarians throughout their careers? I had the opportunity to talk to three iSchool alumni about these topics while attending the New York Library Association (NYLA) conference in Saratoga Springs on November 5-8, 2014. This is the first… Read the full article…


Virtual Conferences: Free Professional Development

Conferences have always been a source for professional development and networking with other professionals in the field. For the busy professional or student, national conferences can be expensive as well as difficult to take time off for or get to, depending on where you live. That is one of the benefits of attending a virtual… Read the full article…