January 23, 2021

University of Illinois: “Library Students Greatly Impact CU”

From The Daily Illini:

Although the study of library science may be traditionally associated with librarianship, the field intersects with many other disciplines and affects many areas of daily life. Students studying for an advanced degree in library and information science at the University are at the forefront of digitization-related changes in the field and exploring its role in advocating for marginalized communities.

Source: University of Illinois Library

Maria Bonn, director of the MS/LIS program at the University, says the essence of library science is the skills and expertise that are used to organize and provide access to information.

“That’s everything from putting books on shelves with labels on them, and those labels might mean something, to archiving Twitter streams and providing access to them, to taking care of museum collections,” Bonn said.

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“I think there’s a stereotype of the librarian working quietly away in the backroom, cataloging his or her books, but now it’s a much more connected profession,” Bonn said.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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