08/12/2011 § 17 Comments
An interesting post from Justin De La Cruz, who has written for us before about doing an online MLIS.
I’m in a unique position. In the second year of my MLIS program at Florida State University, I’ve been granted the opportunity to work and study abroad in Florence, Italy. I’m now using the practical knowledge I’ve learned so far in library studies to supervise FSU’s Study Center Library in the heart of one of the world’s most-visited cities. So what’s the catch?
04/10/2011 § 2 Comments
Project CHART: How eight months in the basement of the Brooklyn Public Library turned me into a Digital Project Manager.
Nora Almeida is a Brooklyn-based poet and MLIS student at Pratt Institute, where she is currently working towards a certificate in Digital Curation. Some of her LIS interests include: new media preservation, scholarly communication, and the open access movement. She works at the National Archives.
During the first semester of my MLIS program at Pratt Institute and after nearly 7 years as a college student, I had begun to think that there were only two kinds of internships: good internships and paid internships. Last winter, when I was given grant funding to complete a digital management certificate program and the opportunity to work for two semesters as an intern on a cross-institutional digital cultural heritage project, I was thankfully proven very wrong. Project CHART (Cultural Heritage, Access, Research, & Technology) is a three-year Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded initiative that aims to simultaneously train future digital managers and generate a shared repository for historic Brooklyn images from the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Historical Society collections. « Read the rest of this entry »