Dissertation formation: a LIS reading list

In April, I accepted an offer to pursue a doctorate in Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. The transition of moving to the Northeast from the Gulf Coast, combined with a summer spent working a variety of LIS jobs in fields ranging from digital archives to software technology, has kept me from being able to update this blog with interesting projects. Now that classes have begun, there is still little time for publishing my ideas here, especially since I continue to work.

However, I am spending quite a lot of energy reading widely in the LIS field. In an attempt to organize my readings and reflections, I’ve started a spreadsheet with the citations (sometimes unformatted) and links to notes and abstracts. May these provide some interesting reading for you, too.

From John Cotton Dana’s A Library Primer 

2 thoughts on “Dissertation formation: a LIS reading list

  1. Isabel

    Very well organized!


  2. Ezra Kalule

    I have enjoyed Alyson’s writings on ” Dissertation formation”. The Reading list has good article-titles especially on Information seeking behavior and digital libraries.


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