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Hack Library School

   February 24th, 2011

Hack Library SchoolHere's something to check out: Hack Library School.

It's mainly a tech sandbox for library school students, but since today's students are tomorrow's librarians, keeping up with what they're doing is well worth the time. Librarianship is increasingly technology-based, and libhackers are well-positioned to be the innovators and leaders.

From the website:

The Web is our Campus.

This is an invitation to participate in the redefinitions of library school using the web as a collaborative space outside of any specific university or organization. Imagine standards and foundations of the profession that we will create, decided upon by us, outside of the institutional framework. Ideas like the democratization of the semantic web, crowdsourcing, and folksonomies allow projects like this to exist and we should be taking advantage of it. What will the information professions be next year if we define it for ourselves today? If we had a voice in the development of curriculum, what would that degree entail? This is our challenge to you; participate or come up with a better idea. How would you hack library school?

Besides, they rank Swiss Army Librarian at #5 of library blog to follow, so you know they've got good taste.

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5 Responses to “Hack Library School”

  1. Tweets that mention Swiss Army Librarian » Hack Library School :: Brian Herzog -- Topsy.com Says:

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Nicole , Library Feed. Library Feed said: Hack Library School http://bit.ly/e40NVH […]

  2. Micah Vandegrift Says:

    Hi Brian! Thanks for the shout out. We’re still getting our feet settled and over the coming months we expect our content to continue to develop to include current issues in LIS, posts on the transition from student to professional, and general stuff related to the reformation and continued excellence of LIS education.

    Big fans of the Swiss Army Librarian, and honored that you recognize us here.


  3. Brian Herzog Says:

    @Micah: you’re welcome – I like the project, and I’m curious to see what you guys can come up with.

  4. Erin Says:

    Woohoo, you made top 5! What awesome (and well deserved) recognition.

  5. Brian Herzog Says:

    @Erin: Thanks – and it is nice to know people like this. “You keep reading them, and I’ll keep writing them.”