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LIS 950: Libraries and community

The purpose of this seminar is to explore an important topic in library and information studies in depth — in all its intertwined historical, cultural, philosophical, and political aspects — through a graduate reading/discussion seminar. The topic varies each time the course is taught; this time around, we will focus on "libraries and community"

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Introduction From Kate

Hello! I am a first-year doctoral student in SLIS. I recently came from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Libraries working as a Resident Librarian. As one of two Resident Librarians I had the opportunity to work in a few areas of the University's libraries including reference, archives, cataloging, electronic licensing, and collection managment.

I have many areas of interest including children's and young adult literature - mainly graphic novels and zines, LIS education, history of libraries, special collections, print culture, and diversity issues.

I would love to be on the road to a mastery paper resulting from this course, but I'll have to wait and see how my first semester goes. Any advice to a first-year would be much appreciated!

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