15/09/2011 § 6 Comments
Continuing our Hack Your Program series, where current/recent students give the insider perspective on their LIS program, here’s a post from Tomissa Porath.
SLIS has been an integral part of UW’s campus for over a hundred years, and students at UW’s SLIS are proud of this fact. The two-year program is designed for the student body to get as much experience in and out of the classroom as possible, and to prepare future librarians for most of the challenges that lie within their future.
The program does have a family atmosphere to it; the “Minnesota Nice” from our neighbors to the west applies here as well. Everyone helps their fellow students out and worry when classes are missed or assignments aren’t turned in. You get to know a variety of students within your time at SLIS, and it is a great networking campus for sure. « Read the rest of this entry »
16/08/2011 § 7 Comments
Emily Thompson is a Montana native who spent a few years as a costume designer before moving to Taiwan and South Korea to teach English. When that got repetitive, she headed to the University of Michigan School of Information. Currently, she is in the middle of her job hunt, but is optimistic that she’s getting close!
11/08/2011 § 34 Comments
Editor’s note: We had several people contact us about Hacking SJSU and we thank you all for that. This is Brian’s experience and we would love to hear about your experiences (positive, critical, neutral, etc) below in the comments. Because SJSU is such a large, growing and diverse program, we value input from other students! – Heidi
Disclaimer: These are my personal opinion and are not representative of the student body, San Jose State University (SJSU), or the School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS). Any criticism is meant to be constructive and for the betterment of the program.
I was accepted to all of the University of Arizona’s, Florida State University’s, and San Jose State University’s SLIS programs. I needed a program that allowed me to continue to work full-time as library Staff at Washington State University, had a large and robust Web presence, and did not have a mandatory residency requirement attached to its distance program. For example the University of Arizona required an 11 day stay at the beginning of a student’s course work; this was my “backup” school.
SJSU’s SLIS program allowed for my criteria; that is why I chose them.
02/08/2011 § 13 Comments
Many readers have expressed interest in hearing more about the SILS program at Pratt and so we’re happy to say that we have two really great posts this week!
All views expressed here are my own and any criticism is meant to be taken constructively.
Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science is unique in that is one of two non-art related programs at a primarily art and design school (the other is the Construction Management program, a part of the Architecture School). Although the main campus is in Brooklyn, the library school occupies the sixth floor of a pretty awesome building on 14th St. in Manhattan. Pratt does not have an online component. All classes are taught in Manhattan, except for few classes that are taught off-site at libraries around New York City. Off-site locations include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Public Library, and New York Public Library.
28/07/2011 § 7 Comments
Michael Pawlus graduated from the University of Sheffield in December 2010. He currently resides in Korea due to extenuating circumstances but is actively seeking opportunities to join a library this fall. His interests include information literacy, electronic learning objects and web developments that increase the reach and impact of library services. More of his writing can be found at goodnewslibrarian.info and he is also on Twitter @michaelpawlus.
Standard Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions and are not representative of the student body, the University of Sheffield, or the iSchool. I attended the one-year graduate course from Fall 2009 to Fall 2010. All criticism is meant to be constructive.
The University of Sheffield is the UK’s first iSchool.
It boasts an impressive research output record that has placed it at the top of the UK-government sponsored Research Assessment Exercise since it was first conducted in 1986. A recent survey showed that 40% of the most cited information studies academics were working at Sheffield.
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