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v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Adieu VisualCV

Yesterday I got a notice that VisualCV will be closing down shop at the end of this month. The interesting thing is that I thought that I had erased my profile from VisualCV back in the summer (or in the early autumn). It's nice that they will be completely destroying all the data from their servers and destroying all their backups.I had started using VisualCV when it first came out, mostly because
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Professional Angst - the MLIS vs. the PhD

I haven't paid much attention to the library world in the past couple of weeks while I get acclimated to my new job, and while I've been playing around with various learning management systems (since we're moving from WebCT Vista to something else).  I came across a blog post in the ACRLog the other day but didn't have much of an opportunity to read it until now. Its title "Why all the fuss over
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I too am a Librarian!

No, I don’t have an MLIS, but does it matter? I know that this comment might inflame some people, especially MLS-holding librarians, but my response is ‘m-eh’. (No I am not trying to be a fire starter, I am just a little irked)I have been following the comments on the Liminal Librarian’s blog (which I like by the way and I subscribe to). There are two blog posts, one entitled “if it quacks
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The future of librarianship

Every now and again I look at the Massachusetts Bay Library Commissioners website to see what new and exciting librarian jobs there are. I don’t have an MLIS (Master’s of Library & Information Science) degree, but that does not deter me, since there are jobs that don’t require the degree.Many library jobs do require an MLIS degree though, jobs that I would not have thought needed an MLIS
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I don’t want to be an academiyawn!

Like the pun? academian + yawn =… oh never mind!I never said I was a comedian ;-)Anyway, in the past couple of years I’ve been thinking of a doctorate. I have discovered that I like to teach, so I thought that I may be able to do it for a living at a college level, which requires a PhD (or some doctorate thereof). I’ve been frustrated with PhD programs though. Most are full time, which means
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Proposals for LIS CAGS curriculum

The State of Massachusetts requires Professional or Sub-Professional certification of library directors in order to receive state aid. For the Professional certification all you need is your MLIS diploma. For a SubProfessional you need to complete the following classes (termed Basic Library Techniques), and you do not need an MLIS. Of course the caveat for the subprofessional is that you can only be
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