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Siegfried “Fred” Ruschin

Some figures discussed in the Names to Know series are not valuable to be known for their contributions to SLIM so much as the story of their life or their impact on the profession. The subject of this edition is one such figure. Siegfried Ruschin attended the school of library science from 1958-60 and did … Continue reading Siegfried “Fred” Ruschin

SCALA Independence, MO Library Tour – Summer 2017

SCALA took five students to Independence, Missouri on July 22nd, 2017.  The tour included the Mid-Continent Public Library, Midwest Genealogy Center, and the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Tour Reflection by Andrew Schafer       Our first stop was the North Independence branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. Housing the largest print reference collection … Continue reading SCALA Independence, MO Library Tour – Summer 2017

Reflection on the CULS Conference 2017

by Jill Kilgore My penchant for discovery and critical examination prompted my engagement in this professional world; it was also the impetus pushing me to experience more about the world of academic libraries. As a knowledge worker and law librarian at Littler Mendelson, I spend most of my professional time engaging with the special library … Continue reading Reflection on the CULS Conference 2017

Names to Know: Who was Elsie Pine?

 Great Library School Instructor; Founder of SCALA It is very possible that you have gone through your entire time with SLIM and never heard of the name Elsie Pine.  It isn’t remarkable that you haven’t?  After all, Elsie retired from ESU’s School of Librarianship 70 years ago; she began working at ESU during the Great … Continue reading Names to Know: Who was Elsie Pine?