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Tell me about a career/degree in information science...

I currently work in an administrative support job and I'm trying to move into a new career area. I think I might be interested in pursuing Information Science for a BA or Masters, and career. My questions are basically: 1) Is information science the right field for me? 2) which classes should I be focusing on to jump start my career path? 3) what careers besides systems analyst sound right for me? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Feb 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Which schools have strong programs in digital librarianship?

What schools have strong programs in digital librarianship or digital curation? [more inside]
posted by Polyhymnia on Aug 14, 2013 - 9 answers

Getting started on small-scale bibliometrics and Endnote wrangling

As part of my dissertation, I want to look at the research output of a small research center. I'd like to do some bibliometric analysis but am not sure where to start. Where can I look for tools and techniques? In particular, I'm interested in tools that help me wrangle their Endnote database into something easy to analyse. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Mar 28, 2013 - 2 answers

Catalog this!

Librarianfilter: I think I'd like to be a cataloger. Librarians, tell me about it! (Also, tell me how cataloging is changing as Library Science becomes more Information Science-y, and about jobs in other fields that use similar skills.) [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Feb 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Non-traditional library careers

(1) What are some non-traditional careers out there for MLIS graduates? (2) Also, I've heard a little bit about consulting and information architecture, but how does one get started in these fields? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on Oct 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Fill me in on iSchool

I’m interested in going to an iSchool or studying information science. Have you gone this route? What career options might be open to me after earning the degree? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Give me a crash course in knowledge management

I get to do a huge reorganization of my department's computer file system. Problem 1: I know almost nothing about knowledge management. Problem 2: I've only been with the department for five months. Do you have good resources for helping me get up to speed with knowledge management/information science best practices? Please share your experiences doing this kind of project. Reading previous AskMe's it looks like I might need sources about information science? [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Oct 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Tracing you by the hole you make in the world

How many people would have to sign up for facebook before facebook can infer the existence of the rest? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

I want to be Special!

Help me decide whether or not to go to library school. What is it like to search for jobs and work as a (special) librarian? [more inside]
posted by equivocator on Mar 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Packing Up My MLS and Moving On?

Help me! I'm a librarian who loves her job, but needs to move on. But where to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Occupations for non-academic research?

Occupations for non-academic research? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2010 - 15 answers

How can I make myself more competive as an applicant in the Library profession?

I am about to enter my Master of Library & Information Science and I am curious to know which areas are of most value when it comes to employment in Library & Information Sciences? Which ones will make me more competitive in the current (Canadian) job market? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me decide if, where, and how to get a PhD

Edumacate me! PhD in information science, computer science... or what? Masters at the MIT Media Lab (or similar)? Help! [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Jan 10, 2010 - 11 answers

DIY archivist!

How can I develop a plan to help a small community organization organize its archival materials (something like a self-accessioning plan, I guess)? What should I read? Who should I talk to? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Oct 30, 2009 - 5 answers

MSIM program at the iSchool

Hello, I am new to mefi but I thought this would be a great place to get some answers about the MSIM graduate program at the UW iSchool. Mainly what type of careers would be open and available to me if I graduated with this type of degree and is it really worth it or would I just be another IT guy lost in the crowd? [more inside]
posted by outclassed on Aug 13, 2009 - 3 answers

What books would teach me about information and data?

Let's say I wanted to educate myself to sort-of the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in Information and Data (not sure what the real degree would be called, but you get the idea). What should be in my syllabus? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jul 26, 2009 - 13 answers

What's so bad about being a librarian?

Librarians -- rain on my parade! What didn't they tell you in school? What are the worst parts of your job? What do you regret about your schooling/early career? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on May 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Tell me about MLIS programs in the US!

MLIS Filter!: I'm thinking about heading back to school to snag an MLIS. However, reviews of programs seem to be far and few between. Tell me about your MLIS. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Nov 3, 2006 - 33 answers

Information Science

Just what exactly is the field of Information Science? [more inside]
posted by Hildago on Jan 4, 2004 - 10 answers

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