The NOPL Pop-up Library. Image courtesy of

Library Friday: NOPL’s Pop-up Library

In the Library and Information Science program here at SU, we spend a lot of time discussing the importance of outreach. We brainstorm strategies we can employ to attract patrons to the library, and we ask ourselves questions like, how can a librarian organize and market innovative programs, services, and collections that are bound to … Continued

7 Questions with Caroline Haythornthwaite

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Caroline Haythornthwaite

New iSchool professor, Caroline Haythornthwaite’s, lengthy last name is almost as impressive as her experience in the information field. Caroline just finished teaching her first semester at Syracuse University, and the iSchool community recently received exciting news: Caroline will serve as director of the MLIS program beginning in August 2017. Caroline came to us from … Continued

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Library Friday: Visiting the Hilton Library at the Culinary Institute of America

When I attended NYLA’s 2016 Annual Conference this past November, I learned that ‘special collections’ is such a broad term. Excitingly, during a presentation titled, “Getting to Know Special Libraries,” I heard from librarians and preservationists who worked in contrasting settings: the Corning Museum of Glass, the New York State Academy of Fire Science and … Continued

Liverpool Public Library. Photo source: Liverpool Public Library Facebook Page

Library Friday: Visiting Liverpool Public Library

I met Colin Welch, a 2014 graduate of SU’s Library and Information Science Master’s program, at NYLA. When I heard about all of the innovative programming being offered at Liverpool Public Library, I knew it had to be my next Library Friday stop. Colin is a part time reference librarian at Liverpool Public Library (LPL). … Continued

The Fayetteville Free Library. Image courtesy of Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates Architects.

Library Friday: Visiting Fayetteville Free Library

Before I dive head-first into the second post of my Library Friday series, there is something I must get off my chest. I didn’t know what a makerspace was before starting my Masters in Library and Information Science at SU. There … I said it! Please don’t tell anyone. Luckily, I’m a quick learner and … Continued

7 Questions with Rachel Ivy Clarke

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Rachel Ivy Clarke

A warm Orange welcome to Rachel Ivy Clarke! She is the new Library and Information Science (LIS) professor at SU’s iSchool and former cataloging librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). In her exchanges with students at FIDM, Professor Clarke discovered that creative people have a different way of researching information that they … Continued

Petit Branch Library. Photo by Kayla Del Biondo.

Library Friday: Visiting Petit Branch Library

I’ve made it my mission to visit a different library once a month, and post about it on Friday; hence, the birth of ‘Library Friday.’ Come along with me on this journey! If you work or study at SU, chances are you’ve probably grabbed a burrito from Alto Cinco, sipped a cup of joe at Recess, … Continued