September 3, 2014

Feedback | Letters to LJ, October 15, 2011

Bookstores and libraries I totally agree with Francine Fialkoff about the essential nature of print-on-paper books and the bookstore (“Publisher-Librarian Dialog,” Editorial, LJ 8/11, p. 8). The bookstore is a very special kind of experience. You can’t sample the offerings of a good bookstore on a screen. You can’t wander from shelf to shelf perusing […]

Online LIS Education—or Not | Office Hours

HAVING JUST JOINED SAN JOSÉ State University’s (SJSU) all online SLIS, I read with great interest the new report from Pew Internet and American Life, “The Digital Revolution and Higher Education.” Pew interviewed over 1000 college presidents and more than 2100 members of the general public.

Heed This Career Advice | Editorial

A tough job market demands creativity and commitment The job picture painted in the latest LJ Placements & Salaries Survey of library and information school grads reflects the realities of an unyielding economy. “It’s tough out there!” grads across the country told Stephanie Maatta, who has written the survey since 2003. Her report mirrors what […]

The Long Wait | LJ’s Placements & Salaries Survey 2011

A total 1,789 LIS graduates responded to LJ’s annual Placements & Salaries Survey, representing a solid 37.3% of the approximately 4790 2010 graduates from the 38 participating schools. Read all about what they’re experiencing, where the jobs are, and salary trends, and dig into the data here.