(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
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
Books Are Dead, Long Live The Book …so begins a David Streitfeld article in the December 1 edition of the New York Times. In the article, Mr. Streitfeld discusses the fact that the internet, disruptive to so many fields, has not changed the notion of the book. As a voracious reader, I think that’s a … Continued
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!
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