I’m going to the New York Library Association (NYLA) Conference next week, November 2–5. If you’re going, too, or if you’re considering it, there are a few things you should do now to make sure you get your money’s worth. Read on for three things to do before you hit the Thruway for Saratoga Springs.
If you’re thinking of getting a graduate degree in information studies of any sort, you’ve probably already looked at school rankings, surfed schools’ degree program sites, and Googled “best information schools” at least once. That’s what I was doing about a year ago, and I felt overwhelmed. Considering schools and the master’s program options, I had so many questions buzzing around in my head, I felt paralyzed at times. Should I pursue online or on-campus study? Am I willing to relocate to a new state? How am I going to pay for this? And, most importantly, what school is right for me?
In honor of Steve Jobs, this week’s recommended reading: Guy Kawasaki on What I Learned… There are five us at Rounded now and we all know different things. To reconcile this, we do something called “Figure It Out Fridays” (we’re opening these up to everyone next week!). During these learning sessions, we teach each other→ Read More
The following is a guest post from Le Moyne College student Matthew Werbeck. Photo credit LaughingSquid. FACEBOOK As we ventured into Facebook today it looked like one regular building except for the fact that the door says HACK. No pictures allowed at all in Facebook but you can leave your mark on the “rubber band→ Read More
Students in IST 486/686 yesterday reminded me of an old adage – Don’t bury the lead. Burying the lead is something that we do all the time, even in social media. Look at a news web site and you can quickly understand what any story is going to be about. A good headline should make→ Read More
Hi. My name is… Networking has become a huge part of my new job. I spend a significant amount of my day corresponding, meeting, tweeting, and greeting new people to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. So far, this has gone incredibly well. Generally,→ Read More
Asking is an incredibly powerful tool. Here are two examples of the power of asking from this week alone – and it’s only Thursday! Asking O’Reilly Earlier this week I asked in a tweet if anyone knew anybody at O’Reilly Media who might be able to help me attend their annual Web 2.0 Summit, taking place November 15-17→ Read More
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