Best of the Summer Semester
10/08/2011 § 1 Comment
Whether you just finished an intense summer of grad school, working, conferencing, or swimming with the dolphins, chances are that you missed a few of our posts this summer. Never fear – it’s time for our end of semester recap! Completely new to HLS? You can catch the Best of Semester One here.
OUR TOP TEN POSTS (BY HITS):
- Hack ALA: The Librarian Wardrobe
- Hack ALA: What’s a Professional Organization to Do?
- The Color of Knowledge: Diversity and Librarianship
- Hack ALA: Our ALA ’11 Recommended Sessions
- Hack Your Program: Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
- Walking a Fine Line: You 2.0 vs. well, You
- Life Long Learning, Not Just a Buzzphrase: Continuing Your Education After Library School
- Hack ALA: Attending ALA Annual Without Attending ALA Annual
- Atlas of New Librarianship – The unbook unreview
- Hack ALA: Get Your Network On!
TOP POST PER EDITOR:
Atlas of New Librarianship – The unbook unreview – Micah Vandegrift
Transition: Student to Professional – Heidi Kittleson
Subsidized Loans: A Relic of Our Past? – Julia Skinner
Google University – Nicole Fonsh
Student Organizations and LIS Education – Britt Foster
Hack ALA: Get Your Network On! – Lauren Dodd and Annie Pho
The Little Big Red Bookstore That Couldn’t – Zack Frazier
Hack ALA: What’s a Professional Organization To Do? – Turner Masland
Diversity: A New Perspective – Rebecca Halpern
BEST COMMENT CONVERSATIONS:
CATCH UP ON OUR SERIES’:
Hack Your Program – provides basic overviews of the schools we represent, some recommended courses, insight into the bureaucracy and/or politics of the program, and constructive criticism. Is there a school you would like to see represented? Do you want to write a post about your program? See this post.
Hack ALA – posts that examine the American Library Association from the students’ perspective, weigh pros and cons and assess the value of membership for the library school student, offer an insight to how the organization works, and provide tips to survive ALA’s Annual Conference.
MOST TWEETED ARTICLE:
WEIRDEST SEARCH TERMS THAT LED SOMEONE TO OUR BLOG:
“knit garments manufacturers”
“how to hack library network”
“why do i do my phd?”
“what’s library science”
“library hacker blog”
“searching up someone from elementary school”
Now that you’re catching up on our summer highlights (and we have many fantastic posts that weren’t featured, so don’t stop here!), tell us – what would you like to see more of? Is there anything we should be covering, but aren’t? Do you have any other comments or questions for us? And don’t forget, if you’re interested in writing for Hack Library School as a guest author or regular contributor, see What’s in a HackLibSchool post?