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Public Libraries Supporting Health and Wellness

When most people think of health and wellness, chances are the public library is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, over the past few years, public libraries have been playing an increasing role in supporting the physical, mental and social wellness needs of their communities in a variety of ways. Whether it’s… Read the full article…


A YouTube Playlist for Librarians and MLIS Students

I wanted this playlist to encapsulate a spectrum of ideas about libraries. Some are very basic, that could be used as tools for librarians and their patrons. This playlist captures the scope of libraries, including innovations that demonstrate the relevance of libraries today. I also included a fun video about metadata, because it succinctly and… Read the full article…


Social Media, Gender, and the Future: An Interview with Dr. Rosanna Guadagno

I had the honor of sitting down with Dr. Rosanna Guadango, a professor of Social Psychology who is currently conducting research at the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University. Dr. Guadango’s research interests focus on three main areas: Social Influence and Persuasion, Social Behavior and Mediated-Communication, and Gender Roles. Tell Me About Your Research My… 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…



Enterprise Data Systems Students Explore Ansible at AnsibleFest

In the course IST 651 – Scripting for Enterprise Data Systems, iSchool Professor Carlos Caicedo introduced us to system and network infrastructure automation concepts and a tool called Ansible. This was the first time we became familiar with Ansible and how powerful it can be for automating system and network configuration management tasks. During the… Read the full article…



Diversity Starts With Me

Editor’s note: in this piece, Anna reflects on her experience on Peak2Peak, one of the many Immersion Experiences the iSchool offers. Applications for the spring 2019 trips – EntreTech NYC, Spring Break in Silicon Valley, and TechTrek Chicago – are open now! “Diversity is like being asked to a party, but being inclusive is like… Read the full article…