Recently on the SAA SNAP (Society of American Archivists Students and New Archival Professionals) Roundtable listserv a certain Forbes article “The Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs” by Jacquelyn Smith has ruffled some feathers. Smith proclaimed in her article that the number one worst Master’s Degree according to her dedicated research was that of Library and Information Science. Continue reading Is My MLS Worth It?
While I am currently working on my policies for the future Highland Library Special Collections and Manuscript Archive I thought I would extol the benefits of archival roundtables with active listservs. I currently belong to both the regional Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) and the national Society of American Archivists (SAA). However my biggest day to day connection is through two SAA roundtable listservs. Continue reading SAA Roundtable Discussion Listservs
Let’s face it no program will cover everything we need to learn and at the rate our digital age is progressing every year it is all we can do to keep up personally let alone professionally. I can say that I began my pursuit of continuing education while I was still working on my MLS. Most of it was free online self paced courses through the University of North Texas’ LE@D program that is currently in funding limbo. Another course was an online workshop on Metadata through Lyrasis. Each class helped me verify what I already knew like an internal self check system as well as added to my knowledge base.
My Archives Studies Certificate covered the basics of archives Continue reading Continuing Education