Jill Hurst-Wahl, professor at Syracuse's iSchool, offers some very timely
advice for LIS students in a recent post. I thought so much of it, I'd like
to share it with my colleagues here at Maryland.

"What I want LIS students to know"

"Mastery of language affords remarkable power." - Frantz Fanon

[T]he tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy
lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams
unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.... It is not a disgrace not
to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not
failure, but low aim is sin."
 Benjamin Elijah Mays, American educator and president of Morehouse College

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