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cat lady librarian 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. I’d like to share these tools and encourage others to post in the comments about other cool tools they’ve used or heard about! Disclaimer: Listing of sites in this post does not constitute official Hack Library School endorsement of the sites and their services.

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.

Historical Object of the Month 1937 Vaudeville poster with Harryette on the left and Dorothy Bercu on the right Dorothy Bercu was born in Douglas, Wyoming, on June 14th, 1917 to George and Olive Bercu. Her father was a Jewish immigrant from Romania, and her mother hailed from Minnesota. The American West provided many economic opportunities for Eastern European Jewish immigrants, and Jewish-owned businesses were a feature of many western towns. Her father owned the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool business. The show advertised in the poster was a Vaudeville production staged at the Opera House in Grace, Idaho, in 1937. Dorothy grew up in Wyoming, but as a show business performer, she traveled widely. Bercu Sisters at Gold Palace in 1925 She and her younger sister Harryette became popular Vaudeville performers, dancers, acrobats, and dance studio owners. Vaudeville was a popular form of variety show in the United States from the 1890s through the 1930s.

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