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Working With GIS data? Librarians Can Help With That

Geographic information systems, or GIS, are used for a variety of spatial, data-focused projects. Librarians can assist with GIS training and data curation.

What Can We Learn From Libraries That Use Design Thinking?

Libraries and librarians have evolved and their services expanded thanks to design thinking. Increasingly, their use of the process in solving community problems and addressing stakeholders’ needs has put them at the forefront of areas, such as improving community health, teen outreach and more. Rachel Ivy Clarke, PhD, assistant professor at Syracuse University’s online Master of Science in Library and Information Science program, talks about how to successfully use design thinking.

What Do Librarians Do?

Today’s librarians work in many different environments—from school and public libraries to law offices and museum archives. They’re digitally literate, savvy curators, and passionate about teaching their communities to locate high-quality information and sources.

Health Information Management

Health information managers stand at the intersection of business, health, and information technology. Skilled at organizing, analyzing, and protecting valuable health records and data, professionals in health information management are increasingly in demand and their work is vital to patients and populations across the globe. A master's degree in information management may help aspiring professionals in this field develop the skills they need to excel. 

Immersed in the Realm of Possibility

Shannon Crooks is a student in the Master of Science in Library and Information Science online program. Currently a supervisor at a public library in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., Crooks traveled to the School of Information Studies (iSchool) for the annual seminar, You and the Internet of Things (IoT), which took place from September 29 through October 1 on the campus of Syracuse University. In the post, Crooks shares her experience from the seminar.