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
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?
This semester I have been afforded an opportunity to work a few hours a week at my library system’s Virtual Reference Desk. While my normal job entails logging in to the library’s IM chat system (as referenced in my “Chat Reference” post), we at the Funk Library serve as back-up for the IM chat system. … More Virtual Reference Desk
I’ve recently taken on a new role over at Hack Library School – in addition to being a regularly contributing writer I’m now also the Community Manager! Community Manager (CM) is basically a fancy title for promotional/social media person. When the former CM announced her desire to retire I jumped at the chance to man … More Social Media Management
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!)
As evinced by my numerous blog posts, I’m continually interested in book exhibits, both physical and digital. I spent the summer trying to come up with a great exhibit idea for August to follow my Closed Stacks exhibit. What I ended up with, idea-wise, was really more of a display. While my past exhibits have been … More Exhibit vs. Display
I recently wrote a post for Hack Library School about promotional efforts and how we, as librarians, portray the funding and identity struggles that many LIS institutions are currently facing. My argument was that scare tactics and gloom-and-doom messages (e.g. the Huffington Post’s “Libraries in Crisis” section) are not the way to go; I advocate for the spreading … More Positive Library Advocacy