25/05/2012 § 10 Comments
Back in March 2011, Micah wrote a post on the need for LIS students to foster a culture of writing and sharing. I followed his advice (as it has yet to lead me astray!), and this past semester I started as a Content Editor of San Jose State University’s SLIS Student Research Journal (SRJ). I also submitted a paper I wrote in the fall semester to Library Student Journal (LSJ), which has been accepted for publication. Both experiences, as a reviewer and reviewee, have been great — so I thought I’d share a little bit about them.
16/03/2011 § 24 Comments
Publish Or Perish. Ever heard that phrase before? It echos through the halls of the university and hearts of grad students around the world, prompting many-a-late night in the library and archives (which is a good thing!) researching, writing, writing, writing. And to what end? Potential recognition for publishing in a journal, a new line on your resume, or respect as a “leader” in the field? How and where does this sort of academic rigor fit into the common experience of the library, museum or archives student? Does it?
04/03/2011 § 35 Comments
Disclaimer: I am discussing the very last class, also last required, of my MLIS degree. I may speak with a tad of “senioritis.”
One of the required courses in my MLIS program is Evaluation of Information Services. I have been kind of dreading this course because I knew it would be very theory heavy and I’m kind of a more practical person when it comes to my learning style [I think we will be discussing more of theory vs practice very soon on this blog]. However, I understand that grad school should and is about challenging yourself. And, well, a requirement is a requirement.