Event: First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration, June 13

First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration!

Thursday, June 13, 2019
4:30–6 pm (Doors open at 4 pm)
HUB Room 145
Free, but RSVP Required

All current first-generation graduate students* are cordially invited to this year-end celebration, whether you are graduating very soon or continuing in your grad program! Attend this event to build community with peers and to celebrate your milestones—no matter how big or small. Staff, faculty, and students’ family members are welcome! Free and delicious food and refreshments will be provided. Continue reading

Community: Hack Library School Blog – Surviving Tech Courses

Surviving Tech Courses

Kelli’s second Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! Her advice, based upon her experience and the experience of her peers, has tips for both the initial planning stage and when you’re enrolled in the course. Some of the advice, such as “Form study groups and/or make friends with students who have already taken the course,” apply to other courses and life (with slight modification) as well. Making strong connections is a incredibly useful skill. Keep up the good work Kelli!

Community: Hack Library School Blog – Five (Big Picture) Tips for First-Year Library Students

Five (Big Picture) Tips for First-Year Library Students

Katelyn Sabelko, a MA student in the iSchool at University of Wisconsin – Madison, recently published this HLS piece. Reflecting upon her first year in another library school, she highlights 5 big-picture tips for those just starting library school. It’s some very sound advice and shouldn’t just be limited to first-years.

Webinar: CollectionBuilder – Creating and Teaching Digital Collections with Minimal Infrastructure, May 23

CollectionBuilder: Creating and Teaching Digital Collections with Minimal Infrastructure

May 23, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT

CollectionBuilder is an open source project for building digital collection and exhibit websites driven by metadata, hosted on lightweight infrastructure, and powered by modern static web technology. Developed by the University of Idaho Library to provide a viable alternative to bloated infrastructure systems, CollectionBuilder aims to lower the barriers for development and deployment of digital collection sites, while upholding the unique values and perspectives of GLAM institutions. Continue reading