Guest Post: 7 Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between Faculty and Librarians

7 Strategies to Improve Collaboration Between Faculty and Librarians The following is a guest post by Sarah Davies. According to a 2015 study by Library Journal, almost everyone across the board agrees that there is a breakdown of communication between faculty and librarians. While respondents cite different perceived reasons for this breakdown, it has been […]

Hack Library School Twitter Chat- Oct. 25, 2017

Join Hack Library School us for the next Twitter chat on Wednesday, 10/25, at 9PM EST. We’ll be using #dearLIS for the chat. The chat is aimed towards prospective or current students with questions about: passions in their fields fears about entering the profession feelings towards library school programs questions about whiteness in LIS and gathering opinions from incoming and […]

Acknowledging History in Order to Disrupt it: Unearthing the Segregated History of Library and Information Science- Oct. 3, 2017

Join us on Tuesday October 3rd at 12:30 pm at MITH for the next talk in our Fall 2017 Digital Dialogue series, featuring: Nicole Cooke Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign​   Acknowledging History in Order to Disrupt it: Unearthing the Segregated History of Library and Information Science Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm […]

The Shifting Future of Coding Boot Camps

As employers expand the repertoire of technical skills expected from future employees, many coding boot camps are struggling to keep up with the changing demands. In a New York Times article published last week, journalist Steve Lohr explores the sustainability challenges facing these institutions. While for-profit coding opportunities appear to be struggling, according to TechCrunch, […]

Eclipse Glasses at Libraries

According to CNN, approximately 4,800 public and state libraries across the country will be giving out free eclipse glasses for the upcoming Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017. What an awesome opportunity for libraries to support learning about this natural phenomenon! Unfortunately, the map linked in the article detailing which libraries are participating is broken. […]

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

  Artificial Intelligence has been the stuff of movies for decades, but what used to be fiction is rapidly becoming our reality. Companies are increasingly exploring the use of self-driving cars, facial recognition, and robotics. As these changes become more prevalent, how have developers considered the ethical implications of their work? Can you teach a […]

One Year Later: Job Placement Report 2016

Each spring, the MLIS program conducts a survey to explore and quantify the post-graduate experiences of our recent alumni. Specifically, we ask recent grads about their current place of employment, type of industry, and geographic location, as well as the skills they saw as most valuable for their current and future positions. In May 2017, the MLIS […]

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