Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. HLS eBook Team

  3. Contributors

  4. Before Library School

    1. PATHS TO LIBRARY SCHOOL

    2. Experiencing LIS: Route to School

    3. On Being an Older Library School Student

    4. Am I Ready for Library School?

    5. Yes, You Need a Degree for That

    6. CHOOSING A PROGRAM

    7. Things to Consider When Applying to Library School

    8. Dual Degree Programs

    9. Hack Your Library School Application

    10. Hack Your Program

    11. ONLINE PROGRAMS

    12. The Perils/Possibilities of Attending Library School Online

    13. In Defense of Online Education

    14. Online Classes: A Non-Love Story

    15. PREPARING FOR LIBRARY SCHOOL

    16. So How Do I Pay For All This?

    17. Working, Volunteering, or Interning Before Library School

    18. How to Spend the Summer Before Library School

  5. During Library School

    1. GETTING STARTED

    2. The First Term

    3. Class Checklist

    4. Questions and Advice

    5. CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRACK

    6. Informational Interviews for LIS Students

    7. Self-assessment and Identifying What You Want to Know

    8. Start Reading Job Ads Now

    9. Advice on Advising

    10. Choosing a Specialization

    11. Don't Like Your Curriculum? Change It!

    12. The Independent Study: Making Your Own Course

    13. SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

    14. Building Project Management Skills as a Student

    15. Why I Learned to Love the Command Line

    16. How I Learned to Love Printer Jams

    17. Presenting Your Best Self

    18. Learn to Write (Well)

    19. Playing Nicely With Others: Doing Group Work

    20. Copyright 101

    21. The Skills You Don't Learn in School

    22. The Portfolio, or Ending with a Bang and Not a Whimper

    23. INVOLVEMENT

    24. Student Governance

    25. Student Leadership: Time to Get on Board!

    26. Advocacy in Library School

    27. Emerging Leaders and Professional Involvement

    28. Making the Most of Mentorships

    29. ONLINE ENGAGEMENT

    30. Social Media and #LIS

    31. Walking a Fine Line: You 2.0 vs. Well, You

    32. Is LinkedIn Worth the Effort?

    33. How to Stand Out in the Job Search Crowd: ePortfolios

    34. Building Your eResume

    35. CONFERENCES

    36. Why You Should Register for a Conference ASAP

    37. Professional Preparations

    38. What to Bring and What to Do

    39. Get Your Network On

    40. Presenting at Conferences While in Library School

    41. JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

    42. Apply Yourself

    43. Tips for New Students Looking for Library School Jobs

    44. Tips for Your Job or Internship Application

    45. A Tale of Two Part-Time Library Jobs

    46. Internship Tips and Insights

    47. Making Internships Work for Everybody

    48. How to Survive and Prevent a Bad Internship

    49. Get a Job, or: The Ethics of Library Internships

    50. The Suit

    51. TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF

    52. Work/Life Balance in Library School

    53. It's Okay Not to Have Time

    54. What I've Learned in Library School So Far

    55. How I Learned to Keep Worrying and Love Library School

    56. Keeping Track of Inspiration

    57. Getting Through the End-of-Semester Slump

    58. How to Hack Your Summer Vacation

  6. After Library School

    1. NOW WHAT?

    2. Reflections on the End of Library School

    3. REAL JOBS

    4. Preparing to Job-Search: Some Considerations

    5. Advice from a Hiring Manager

    6. Oh, the Places You'll Go (With Your MLIS)!

    7. KEEP HACKING

    8. Continuing Your Education After Library School

    9. How to Supplement Your Library School Education

  7. Afterword