SALA Library Crawl 2.0

A handful of us at SALA took a trip to New Haven, CT today for our 2nd SALA Library Crawl! We were lucky enough to explore some incredible libraries including Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library and Classic’s Library, the New Haven Free Public Library, and the Haas Arts Library.

Not only are these crawls a great way to get familiar with all kinds of libraries, but it is also a great way to network and to meet some amazing people in our field!

Stay tuned for future SALA library crawls & join us next time!

Here are some of our favorite photos of the day:


The Future of the MLIS

Imparting enduring values with changing instruction models

At ALA, we know that the future relevance of libraries and library professionals will depend on what we do for people rather than what we have for people. What isn’t entirely clear is what this evolution means for library education. A 2014 paper from Deloitte LLP’s Deloitte University Press, “The Lifetime Learner,”(PDF) offers a revealing look at higher education that may help us find some answers. It describes a new landscape in which individuals must weigh the increasing costs of a traditional education against the uncertainty of a future payoff; and the emergence of “a rich ecosystem of semistructured, unorthodox learning providers” to meet the “disparate needs and expectations of individual learners.” Is it worth it, they ask, to achieve a four-year, campus-based degree when technological advancements reduce the lifespan of specific skills and the globalized, automated workforce must constantly learn and retrain?

PFE Open House

PFE Open house

Please join us for PFE Open House on Oct. 7th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Alumni Center Lounge.

Representatives from Cranston Public Library, University of Rhode Island, St. George’s School, Cumberland Public Library, Stonehill College, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Rhode Island Computer Museum and Salve Regina University will be there to answer your questions

Come one, come ALL!

Please join us tomorrow, September 15th, for an Open House. Our doors will be open from noon to 2 p.m. in Rodman Hall to talk shop about the school year, hopes, dreams, and upcoming planned events. Come and enjoy some treats and good company. We hope to see you there.