Instruction Instruction Part 1: Why Library Teaching Training Matters
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Instruction Instruction Part 1: Why Library Teaching Training Matters

Author’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on the state of library instruction training in LIS programs. In part one, we will discuss why such training matters. Part two will discuss how library students can create or supplement opportunities to become better library instructors. What was it that made you decide you wanted to be … Continue reading

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Cuts to Higher Education: Consequences for Libraries and Future Librarians

Today I’m going to scale back a little bit to talk about graduate school more generally, and some events that have been affecting my own university in particular. These last few weeks have been tough for my school, UW-Milwaukee, as the governor of Wisconsin has announced that his proposed budget includes a $300 million budget … Continue reading

Countdown to Your Library School Application Deadline
Education & Curriculum

Countdown to Your Library School Application Deadline

Tis the season to be applying to library school! For those of you applying to library programs, you might be feeling like you won’t be able to fully embrace 2015 until after you’ve conquered the GREs, wrangled in all your letters of recommendation, written your heart out in your personal statements, and hit Submit.  As a first-year LIS student, I … Continue reading