The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age

Check out this WhiteHouse.gov article on the work that goes into transitioning the born-digital records of the Obama Administration. The unprecedented scale of the digital communications flowing President Obama’s White House – the first US presidential administration to fully embrace social media Continue reading The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age

Call for Papers! Pushing the Margins: Women of Color & Intersectionality in LIS

Library Juice Press editors Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho have put out a call for papers for an upcoming publication titled Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS. Proposals may consider (but are not limited to): Invisible Continue reading Call for Papers! Pushing the Margins: Women of Color & Intersectionality in LIS

“The oldest library on Earth was started by a woman, and finally everyone can visit it” – Selina Cheng

“Founded by a Muslim woman, the University of Al Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morroco, opened its doors in 859. Its library has been restored during the last three years by another woman, Canadian-Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni. A wing will be open Continue reading “The oldest library on Earth was started by a woman, and finally everyone can visit it” – Selina Cheng

“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