Letter from the Editor, Winter 2015

Kerstin CarsonWelcome to the Winter issue of ALASC’s newsletter, the iSchool Descriptor!

This issue is a blend of student and faculty voices. You will learn about one student’s internship experience with Libraries Without Borders, and you will read a course review from one of our first-year MLIS candidates. We also have three of our beloved faculty as contributors to this issue, all of whom made the time to re-introduce themselves, and to share their insights and wisdom in what I hope will be a regular part of the Descriptor for semesters to come: Faculty Voices.

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 appreciate you warming up for the new semester by reading our newsletter, and we look forward to sharing more of your writing in the Spring 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