Learn more about programs from Hack Library School

Every now and then, someone contacts me to ask what I think about the library program at McGill. I’m always happy to share what I can, but it’s a tough question; I’ve never been in an LIS program anywhere else, so how do I know how McGill compares?

If you’re looking for a variety of perspectives on various programs, I suggest you check out Hack Library School. They have a series of posts called Hack Your Program, where students provide both facts and commentary about the programs they attend. The majority of the programs are in the United States, though the latest one is from Israel.

Of course, there’s more to HLS than just Hack Your Program; much like the ILSS, the blog covers a variety of topics of interest to library school students (e.g., getting involved with student organizations, which continues to be a surprisingly tough sell). And if you’re a student looking to become more involved with the community, here’s your chance:

HackLibSchool is seeking more contributors. We need students who are new to LIS programs! We need museum studies and archivist students! We need students that represent the diversity of the field! Where are you all??

What are you waiting for? Go join in!

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2 Responses to “Learn more about programs from Hack Library School”

  1. Amanda Halfpenny Says:

    It looks like the only Canadian university mentioned on Hack Library School is the University of British Colombia in a blog post called Cool Tool Day . We really need to add some more Canadian content to this blog!

  2. Micah Vandegrift Says:

    Hi! Thanks for the mentioning us! Amanda – you are right, we do need more Canadian representation. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in writing about what library school is like in the great white north.


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