I’ve been thinking a lot about videos and libraries over the last year. During the Spring of 2015 I was able to take a “Writing with Video” course in the School of Art and Design. It was a fantastic course that focused on video as a medium for communication. There was definitely a steep learning … More Video & the Library
One of my favorite types of library story to collect is meeting-people-where-they-are programming and outreach efforts. Whether it’s a computer skills practice session targeted at seniors or an academic library scavenger hunt/mystery house to pull in the undergrads, I really love reading about libraries that use creative programming and outreach efforts to reach patrons. Here … More Staying Relevant & Meeting Patrons Where They Are
This past fall has seen a great deal of social unrest in the US. In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and many others, protest movements have swept the nation as people verbalize their non-acceptance of racism, police brutality, and systematic oppression. As an aspiring LIS professional it has been … More Social Unrest & LIS Institutions
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been part of an ongoing database instruction project at work for two semesters. And what has struck me the most about the process is that I’ve come to view it as a process instead of a project. As we dive into the second semester I wanted to jot down a … More The Ongoing Learning Experience of Instruction
A few months ago I bookmarked a paper titled “Public Libraries in the Knowledge Society: Core Services of Libraries in Informational World Cities.” I had found it by way of mentions in a few articles about the “best libraries in the world.” I was initially interested in where US libraries ranked (most of the headlines had … More Where in the world is the best library?
In October I took a trip to Phoenix, AZ and was able to check out a few of the local libraries (as one should always do when traveling). It gave me a chance to walk around the city and to check out a large public library’s main branch as well as a state library and museum. Here … More Libraries I Love: Phoenix edition!
This year I’m participating in the Hack Library School Library Student Day in the Life event! It involves library school students blogging, Tumbling, or tweeting about their day; the purpose is for prospective library students to get a peak into library school life and for current library students to connect with each other! It’s been … More Hack Library School Library Student Day in the Life! (or #HLSDITL, for short!)