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Spaces + Places: Unconference Success

On the morning of February 26, 2013, 40-50 librarians, students, and community members interested in the intersection of libraries, spaces, and place all came together for conversation in Syracuse, NY. learn more: spaces.places.syr.edu


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Spaces + Places: An Unconference

Since September, I’ve been working with group of iSchool students to plan an idea exchange event. We’re pleased to announce an unconference that’s completely student-conceived and student-planned, and you’re invited! You’re invited to: Spaces + Places an unconference about spaces, places, and communitiesspaces.places.syr.eduTuesday, February 26, 20138:30am–12:30pmIn Conference Room 304ABC at Schine Student Center on the campus of Syracuse … Continued


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Internship Aha! Moment: Librarians Are Teachers

Since I started librarianship school a year and a half ago, I’ve been sharing personal thoughts about my experience here on Information Space. In January I kicked off my last semester in the M.S. Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at Syracuse University. Over the past four semesters I’ve learned, as they say, a lot and I’m … Continued


#NYLA12: Library Spaces + Places PechaKucha

This post is part of our coverage of the 2012 New York Library Association conference (#NYLA12), which happened this past week in Saratoga Springs, NY. Information Space’s own Matthew Gunby presented a PechaKucha on Friday, November 9 at the NYLA conference. Watch the video of short, fast-paced presentation below and learn more about how librarians are … Continued


#NYLA12: David Weinberger, George Needham & Pam Gardner

This post is part of our continuing coverage of the 2012 New York Library Association conference happening this week in Saratoga Springs, NY. This morning I interviewed Pam Gardner at the 2012 New York Library Association Conference (#NYLA12). Pam is a fellow student, in her first semester of her master’s degree in library and information science … Continued


#NYLA12: Grassroots Advocacy 101

This post is part of our continuing coverage of the 2012 New York Library Association conference happening this week in Saratoga Springs, NY. Image at left by Urban Librarians Unite. Session: Grassroots Advocacy 101 Presenters: Christian Zabriskie and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich Christian Zabriskie is founder of Urban Librarians Unite, (ULU) a tiny organization that supports libraries, library … Continued


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#NYLA12: Librarians as Community Leaders

This post is part of our continuing coverage of the 2012 New York Library Association conference happening this week in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Kusturie Moodley is a current grad student in the library and information science program at Syracuse University’s School of Information Science. She shared her excitement with me a few minutes after attending … Continued


#NYLA12: Info Literacy for Distance Learners

This post is part of our continuing coverage of the 2012 New York Library Association conference happening this week in Saratoga Springs, NY. Mia Breitkopf’s first post on the conference can be found here.  Session: Information Literacy for Distance Learners Presenter: Dana Longley, Asstistant Director, Library Instruction & information Literacy at SUNY Empire State College … Continued


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Stand Out At the #NYLA12 Conference

I can’t believe it was already a year ago that I was a new MLIS (Master’s in Library and Information Science) student about to attend my first library-related professional conference. This week I’m headed off to beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY, and the 2012 New York Library Association (NYLA) conference. Last October I blogged about a few things … Continued


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The MLIS Sack of Skills

A few months ago, for my job at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, the iSchool,I was tasked with interviewing one of my professors, Jill Hurst-Wahl. Jill’s the director of the M.S. in library and information science (MLIS) program and the iSchool wanted to get Jill on camera talking about what the MLIS degree could offer prospective … Continued