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Libraries and Librarians in the Movies

Librarians in movies tend to fall into a cranky spinster stereotype — you know at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life” when the horrible, alternate reality is that Mary has become a librarian? — while libraries are dusty, old buildings. In real life, that’s just not the case; libraries play host to life-changing moments… Read the full article…


Practicing Social Justice Through #Critlib

#Critlib, or critical librarianship, is the ongoing work of turning a critical eye to the functions of libraries. As well as drawing the principles of social justice into the profession in this critical eye. You can practice critlib in all types of librarianship. Even in library school! It began in earnest as the result of… Read the full article…


LibraryFarm of Cicero, New York

A few miles north of Syracuse proper, you’ll find a library with its own farm — or maybe it’s more appropriate to call it a farm with its own library. The LibraryFarm at Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Cicero is a growing (pun-intended!) part of the community there. The completely organic LibraryFarm lends out… Read the full article…



Open Access Week

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read any piece of scholarship for free? This isn’t an ad — it’s one of the driving thoughts behind open access, which is “the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment,” according to SPARC, a… Read the full article…