Hi, my name is Mahmud El-Shafey and I am currently undertaking a Library Science MSc at City, University of London.
Over the past decade I’ve worked in the media industry, variously as a translator, editor and news journalist. I decided to get involved with LIS with the aim of a mid-career change, perhaps becoming a librarian or archivist.
However, as I spend more time on this course, I’m becoming increasing interested in the theoretical, and less vocational side of things. Big data. Technology. The philosophy of information. The great thing about LIS is that it touches upon everything else and I can’t wait to learn more.