“When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)

“When a door closes, a window opens” Interview with Courtney Young, American Library Association Immediate Past President, the youngest President the ALA had in the last 80+ years. Courtney Young graduated with MS in Library Science from Simmons College in August 1997 and Continue reading “When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)

Breaking News: Carla Hayden Confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress!

Congratulations to Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to be Librarian of Congress! Hayden was the longtime CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and President of ALA from 2003-2004 and a former adjunct faculty member Continue reading Breaking News: Carla Hayden Confirmed as 14th Librarian of Congress!

Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians – Recording & Slides

On June 15, 2016 IFLA held a free webinar, “Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians,” as part of their New Librarians, Global Connection Webinar Series. Please click here to access the recording in Adobe Connect and find the slides Continue reading Big Data: new roles and opportunities for new librarians – Recording & Slides

One Year Later: Job Placement Report 2015

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 Continue reading One Year Later: Job Placement Report 2015

You Are Going To Be Okay: Things You Need To Know For Your New Job – Jessica Olin

For anyone starting a new position, Jessica Olin has some advice for you:   They hired you on purpose. You don’t have to interview anymore once they give you the job. You are going to get overwhelmed. You are going to Continue reading You Are Going To Be Okay: Things You Need To Know For Your New Job – Jessica Olin

Meet the MLIS! The iSchool Announces MLS Program Name Change

Those of us here at blogMLS are thrilled to announce that the name of our prestigious master’s program in library science at University of Maryland is changing!  From this point forward, the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies will Continue reading Meet the MLIS! The iSchool Announces MLS Program Name Change

Library and Archives Canada newsletter: Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

The newsletter helps readers keep current with the latest news, initiatives, guidance, best practices, tools and case studies in the information management, archives and libraries. The latest issue (April) of the “Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World” newsletter is now online: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/government-information-resources/information-management/Pages/governance-recordkeeping-newsletter.aspx