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how much has library school really changed?

University of Toronto Library School Annual Examinations, 1934-35. “We owe the alphabet to the Semites, the vowels to the Greeks and the letter forms as well as the transmission of the alphabet to the Romans.” Discuss this statement. [thanks bill]

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the costs of copyright

Sometimes life in a world of strict copyright enforcement can seem like life in a world of crazy health insurance. My doctor doesn’t know what my health care will cost — keeping me from making informed decisions factoring in cost … Continue reading

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meme continued: what classes would you like to TAKE?

Another voice on the “classes” topic with a different spin what classes would you like to take in library school. John raises a good point, I don’t think I learned the word vendors until I was way out of library … Continue reading

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what’s the deal with library school enrollment vs. actual JOBS?

Michael McGrorty turns his attention to one of my favorite library topics: the myth of the impending librarian shortage. Worth reading all the way through the comments. A common complaint among current and former students is that they entered library … Continue reading

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athletes, here’s the library. library, here are the athletes.

Introducing First-Year Student-Athletes to the Library: The Michigan State University Experience. …contrary to stereotype the student-athletes had a higher graduation rate than the rest of the student population. Despite this, a program was started for the special population of student-athletes because … Continue reading

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