Hack Library School

Librarian's Toolbox - 2024

Hack Library School

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# of Contributing Authors:

100’s over the years




by LibrarianCertification.com Staff

Updated: December 1st, 2022

While not the de facto authority on librarianship, Hack Library School is truly a fascinating blog phenomenon with dozens of contributing authors simply sharing their personal experiences and, on occasion, doling out advice based that experience.

How to use the HLS website

Depending on your information goals, you will want to use the HLS website in different ways. Explore the section listed below to learn more:

Succeeding in Library School

When it comes to library school, great advice is as diverse as the students and their personal experiences. You simply can't pigeon hole LIS students or the needs each may need in order to succeed. Hack Library School is simply a great place to explore to: one, not feel alone in your difficulties; and two, perhaps find some solutions to your seemingly unique problems.


Now the advice category is truly a grab bag of content and tool aggregation for someone just beginning to explore the Hack Library School blog. It’s a great place to start learning how the articles are laid out. Usually anecdotal information that may or not resonate with you, followed by some form of advice based on usually well-reasoned out problem solving. 

Education & Curriculum

This is one of, if not the, largest sections of content on the blog. You’ll find a plethora of LIS program and student life articles surrounding the LIS education process and more specific issues regarding topics within the umbrella of library and information science. 

A few selected sub-categories within the Education and Curriculum parent category are added below as some of the standouts: