Nancy Lovas, a second-year iSchool student recently authored a guest-post on Hack Library School, a collaborative blog written by LIS students. She is in the Individualized Program Plan and a Research and Teaching Fellow in the University Libraries and the Continue reading iSchool Student Showcases IPP on Hack Library School
Check out this article in The Guardian. It discusses Wikipedia’s decision to bar material from the Daily Mail, labeling it as unreliable. This falls into the timely discussion of media accuracy and fake news, as well as the level of responsibility that Continue reading Wikipedia Bans Daily Mail as “Reliable Source”
Check out this interesting article on LibSource, written by John DiGilio. DeGilio argues that librarians’ skill sets are invaluable to the 21st century business. Through research and reference, librarians possess the tools to help businesses navigate information needs, copyright restrictions, and manage Continue reading Why Your Business Needs a Librarian?
Check out the video from ALA and Rosen Publishing, featuring our own iSchool faculty member Dr. Mega Subranamium! Read the full write up in the District Dispatch here.
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
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
“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
LAC is hosting a social event next week — this is a great opportunity for iSchool students to learn more about working for LAC, and to meet our Recruiters face-to-face. When: Friday, July 29 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Where: Oyamel Continue reading LAC Social Friday July 29th
“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)
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!