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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… Read the full article…



Library Innovation: Championing Change In Communities

Last week, the White House honored 12 museum and library representatives as Champions of Change in a program that “recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.” Given its emphasis on creating community and inspiring community members, it seems natural for the White House to focus… Read the full article…


#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… Read the full article…


“I’m constantly broke, on the verge of poverty [and] deeply depressed”: The Brutal Truth About Startup

I was going to write about what to look for in a co-founder; explain “vesting” and “cliffs,” explore the concept of equity and share an anecdote about a partnership that ended well personally but hamstrung our company’s product. Instead, I have another message- Startups are hard and failing happens. No one is alone in this…. Read the full article…


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!