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Life in the Time of COVID-19: Restoring Security when Disruption Becomes the Routine

For the past fourteen years, my research has explored how people cope with “liminal” experiences—or how they deal with prolonged uncertainty. Specifically, I focus on how people use information and communication technology (ICT) to build resilience when experiencing long-term disruptions to their routine lives, where resilience is defined as how people bounce back from threat… Read the full article…


Suddenly Essential Infrastructure: Cloud Computing Resources at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic sent hundreds of millions of students home worldwide. Work from home is now the only option for many. In this crisis, cloud companies suddenly are the backbone of a global virtual learning and collaboration experiment on a scale never previously experienced. While the Internet backbone has long been a lifeline and reached… 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…