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ACRLog ideas about information thewikiman Edit: Despite my clarifications, people are still misinterpreting my original post as a proposed ‘solution’ to the problem of the Library degree, so I’ve rewritten this to stop that happening. To embark upon a Library Masters in 2014 is a huge undertaking. Assuming you do it part-time, whilst working to support yourself, you’ll spend between ten and eighteen thousand pounds over two years, along with, at a conservative estimate, 1500 hours of your time.[1] The question is, does the Library degree really represent the best use of this investment? What if you were to spend the same amount of time and money on a self-structured curriculum of study, events, conferences, training, and building an online portfolio, whilst continuing to work in an information role. I think you would. The problem with the Library degree I have many issues with the MA/Msc in Library & Information Management (or similar) as it currently stands, in the UK. What do we do about it?

Tech Tools for LIS Students {Starter Kit} My MLIS program has a strong commitment to encouraging students to use various online and computer-based presentation/communication tools in class projects. We use a number of different programs in addition to the course management system on campus (Desire2Learn, which is like Blackboard and Moodle). This immersion in the wide range of tech tools allows us to build our toolkits for future use and to familiarize us with the constant learning necessary for keeping up-to-date on technology. While sometimes suggest particular programs to use, a lot of the time, students share with each other the various tools they’ve found. As a result, I’ve been fortunate to hear about a lot of free, online programs to use for various reasons. Disclaimer: Listing of sites in this post does not constitute official Hack Library School endorsement of the sites and their services. Online collaboration and presentation tools (slides, videos, etc.) Live communication and social media Library-oriented sites

Gavia Libraria | The Library Loon The Loon has been known to use upheavals in the law-school environment as a forecasting tool for library schools. She doesn’t believe (believe it or not) that library school as an institution is in nearly that much trouble, mostly because many fewer moneymaking hopes have been pinned on library schools than law schools by revenue-starved universities. Still, if the topic is graduate outcomes, there are certainly similarities, and not always comfortable ones. Should library schools report their job placement rates? Let’s get those unexamined assumptions examined first. This is, not to put too fine a point on it, nonsense, especially when iSchools enter the mix. Even the tiny library school where the Loon works trains archivists (whose placement rates are pessimal at present, rather worse than librarians) and records managers (who do tolerably well) as well as librarians. What other jobs are those scary graphs missing? But this might need to be part of that available-jobs axis also.

Pegasus Librarian Marketing Libraries matter - Check out their brilliant wristband idea and the library success stories on the site. IFLA Success Stories Database International Federation of Library Associations has set up a database that aims to showcase the value of libraries to society as a whole. OhioLINK Marketing Toolkit OhioLINK's forum for sharing marketing success stories. Your Library : Inspiration for all New Zealanders - The MetroNet group of New Zealand public libraries has commissioned the creation of a national television campaign, that will be screened from 03 July to 28 August 2005. The campaign uses notable and successful New Zealanders to support all public libraries as warm and intellectual destinations. No specific libraries are referred to, but the campaign ends with the phrase "Your Libraries: On Site, On Line". Comprehensive marketing toolkit for academic and research libraries from ALA The St. Check out GREAT DISPLAYS FOR YOUR LIBRARY STEP BY STEP by Susan P. Social Media Blogs Facebook

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