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Hack Your Program: University of Southern California

If you are a librarian or librarian-aspirant, you are probably already familiar with the current most popular provider of online library and information science education. It’s not USC. 2,312 more words

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Sparks Fly: Joining Returning and New Master Students

Orientation is daunting. Let’s just put it out there and admit it. You’re asked to come to a new building, talk to new people, and attempt to navigate a new grad program. 903 more words

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Hack Your Program: University of Michigan School of Information (Update)

Disclaimer: This post is an update to Emily Thompson’s excellent 2011 overview of the MSI program at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI). My update reflects my experiences as a current UMSI student, plus a handful of testimonies that I gathered from current MSI students and recent alumni.  1,770 more words

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Hack Your Program: Valdosta State University MLIS (Update)

Editor’s Note: This is an update of Kim Mear’s overview of the MLIS program at Valdosta State University, originally published in June 2011. I graduated from this program in May 2015 and can provide updated information and an overview of my full experience as a student. 1,657 more words

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Hack Your Program: Florida State University

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Camille Thomas and Grace Kaletski.

Camille and Grace are currently graduate assistants at FSU Libraries. Both are in their final semesters and transitioning into the professional market. 1,747 more words

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"When Will I Ever Use This?" A Survival Guide for Required Courses

There are few certainties in life, but one thing you can count on for sure is that if you attend library school, you’re going to have to take at least a few required courses. 1,387 more words

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