7 Questions with Barb Stripling

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Barbara Stripling

(Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty. Check out previous 7 Question posts with R. David Lankes, Renee F. Hill, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Jian Qin, and Marilyn Arnone) Barbara Stripling, or Barb, emanates both kindness and innate leadership. Her care for each student is reflected in her … Continued

Public Libraries Will Survive Despite Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited

Can I tell you why I’m so excited about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service? Because, aside from all my publications with academic presses and journals, I am an independent publisher. My book, Expect More, was published as a physical copy and digital copy through Amazon’s tools. What’s better, I’m automatically part of Kindle Unlimited, and maybe … Continued


The Little Free Libraries Project Comes to Syracuse

I arrived at the Warehouse this weekend not knowing quite what to expect; I was looking forward to a day of conversation and preparing to create Little Free Libraries in Syracuse’s Near West Side. My head is still buzzing with ideas, hopes and designs for the project. The Syracuse Little Free Library Project is a collaboration between the School of Information Studies, the College of Visual & Performing Arts, and the Near West Side Initiative. As part of the interdisciplinary team on the project, I’m excited to be working with people outside of the iSchool, and those inside it too!

Punch cards used in a Jacquard silk loom at a workshop in Van Phuc silk village, Hanoi, Vietnam. Download on 26 Sept 2011 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Van_Phuc_loom_punch_cards_02.jpg

Five Books About Interacting with Information

In a previous post I talked about the practice of information design in terms of making decisions that influence the way information is identified, structured, displayed, accessed, stored, etc. This includes creating the user interfaces that enable people to interact with information systems. I’d like to share five books that I believe are important reading … Continued