Navigating Workplace Culture [Series]: The Search
Kelli’s third Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! It is part of a series that focuses on navigating the workplace culture within the LIS field. This particular article provides useful advice on how to search for an internship. All of the suggestions, whether it be making a list of your own personal values (to see if they align), researching the organization online or through your social network, or considering the geographic and cultural environment (if the internship is not where you live) are also very applicable to a job search.
Event: MLIS End-of-Year Banquet
June 6, 2019
Washington Park Arboretum, Wisteria Hall
7 to 9:30 PM
Current MLIS students are invited to the MLIS End-of-Year Banquet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Washington Park Arboretum’s Wisteria Hall, to celebrate our accomplishments and toast the graduating cohort. Hosted by ALISS, iYouth, SAA, and sALA, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and music. iYouth will announce its Summer Reading Challenge, and attendees can learn about MLIS events planned for the summer. As this is not a sit-down banquet, the tone of the evening will be casual yet refined. Attendees are encouraged to dress however they feel most comfortable.
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!
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.
Events: Memorial Day is…
May 20 through 27, 2019
Memorial Day is a sacred day in the military community. It is a day in which we celebrate our fallen service members, one where we honor their lives and sacrifices, and the day that we mourn their loss together with our surrounding community.
Memorial Day is… is a week of events aimed at raising awareness of the true meaning of Memorial Day and a way for the military community to welcome in our friends and family to mourn the loss of our military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. The 2019 Memorial Day is… program will focus on servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice. Continue reading
Event: Textual and Digital Studies Capstone Presentation and Information Session, May 28
May 28, 2019
2-4 PM, PDT
Communications Building Room 202
The UW’s Textual Studies Program’s Capstone presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Two out of the three presenters are current MLIS students! This is fantastic opportunity to both support your fellow students and learn more about the Textual Studies Program and its admission requirements. Remember, Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies courses are pre-approved to count towards your MLIS degree. Continue reading
Navigating a Non-Archival MLIS Program
Kelli’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! Her firsthand account of how she customized her experience in the MLIS program to address her career plans is applicable to not just archivists, but to all library archivists. There are some very good tips about how to approach internships/directed fieldwork, electives, volunteering, and building community. We look forward to seeing what Kelli’s next topic will be!