Barbara Stripling

Barbara Stripling

Senior Associate Dean | Assistant Professor of Practice

229 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-1069

bstripli@syr.edu

http://www.barbarastripling.org/

Overview

Throughout my library career, I have looked into the faces of young people and been nourished by their sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning. As a librarian, I have served these young people by providing library programs and services that are their right: an environment conducive to learning; equitable access to resources that reflect their diverse needs and interests; effective instruction that builds independent learning skills; and opportunities for sharing with others. 

As director of school library programs in New York City, with 1.1 million students and 1700 schools, I used my leadership skills to focus on building a nurturing and supportive community and strong guidance for all the school librarians. Together, we established effective school library programs to prepare our students to be successful in school and beyond. 

As Assistant Professor of Practice at Syracuse University, I have the opportunity to impact the profession of librarianship through my teaching, research, and writing.

As the 2013-2014 President of the American Library Association, I served ALA members in all types of libraries by championing intellectual freedom, privacy, advocacy for all types of libraries, public funding for libraries, legislative action, equitable access to information, and community-building and civic engagement through libraries.

Libraries are on the cusp of greatness. We must seize the moment by re-defining ourselves and capturing the exciting possibilities offered by technology and social media; the explosion of information; and the challenges of maintaining a strong democracy while nourishing the expression of diverse viewpoints. Librarians must be instrumental in leading the transformation of libraries, and in that process, we will transform our communities. 


Specialties: Library management, professional leadership, inquiry, information literacy, primary sources, empathy, teaching, professional development, libraries, intellectual freedom

Research

Teaching the voices of history through primary sources and historical fiction: A case study of teacher and librarian roles

Abstract (summary)

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST668 M800 Litrcy Through Schl Libraries
Spring 2016 IST971 M802 Internship in Info Studies
Spring 2016 IST600 M801 Advocacy /Acad, Public, School
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST971 M002 Internship in Info Studies
Fall 2014 IST668 M800 Litrcy Through Schl Libraries
Spring 2015 IST971 M802 Internship in Info Studies
Spring 2015 IST600 M801 Advocacy /Acad, Public, School
Summer 2015 IST511 M050 Intro to Library & Info Prof
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2013 IST971 M002 Internship in Info Studies
Fall 2013 IST668 M800 Litrcy Through Schl Libraries
Spring 2014 IST971 M802 Internship in Info Studies
Spring 2014 IST661 M800 Managing a School Library
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2012 IST972 M001 School Media Practicum
Fall 2012 IST971 M002 Internship in Info Studies
Fall 2012 IST972 M002 School Media Practicum
Fall 2012 IST668 M800 Litrcy Through Schl Libraries
Spring 2013 IST971 M002 Internship in Info Studies
Spring 2013 IST661 M800 Managing a School Library
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST880 M001 Intensive Seminar
Spring 2012 IST661 M800 Info Management in Schools
Spring 2012 IST613 M002 Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
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