Letter from the Editor, Fall 2014

Kerstin Carson

Welcome to the Fall issue of ALASC’s newsletter, the iSchool Descriptor!


In this issue, you will get to read about an ALASC-sponsored virtual event. You will get to know one of our peers in their new professional role as an information specialist. You will catch a glimpse of one student’s  experience as virtual and on-site intern working in information literacy. You will learn the steps of creating a successful team presentation for professional associations. You will also read about how one student chose virtual involvement as a way to network.


If you have not yet submitted a piece for publication in the iSchool Descriptor, then I encourage you to do so. We seek to publish internship and fellowship recaps, book reviews, job experiences, comics, event attendee summaries, poetry, and any other LIS content that you feel is worth sharing with and beyond our iSchool community. If you have an idea, please contact us at alasc.descriptor@yahoo.com. Who knows? If you keep following ALASC on Facebook or Twitter for updates and upcoming events, you might stumble upon a topic to develop into an article for us.


We hope that this Fall semester is challenging you in unexpected but exciting ways. We appreciate you taking a break from your studies to read our newsletter, and we look forward to sharing more of your writing in the next issue. Please be on the lookout for our calls for submissions via iSchool-Share, iSchoolAlert, Facebook, and here on our website’s Current Submissions Information page.






Kerstin Carson


SJSU ALASC iSchool Descriptor