The NOPL Pop-up Library. Image courtesy of NOPL.org.

Library Friday: NOPL’s Pop-up Library

In the Library and Information Science program here at SU, we spend a lot of time discussing the importance of outreach. We brainstorm strategies we can employ to attract patrons to the library, and we ask ourselves questions like, how can a librarian organize and market innovative programs, services, and collections that are bound to … Continued



Petit Branch Library. Photo by Kayla Del Biondo.

Library Friday: Visiting Petit Branch Library

I’ve made it my mission to visit a different library once a month, and post about it on Friday; hence, the birth of ‘Library Friday.’ Come along with me on this journey! If you work or study at SU, chances are you’ve probably grabbed a burrito from Alto Cinco, sipped a cup of joe at Recess, … Continued


Authors Guild v. Google Inc. Lawsuit = A Win for Fair Use

Authors Guild v. Google Inc. Lawsuit = A Win for Fair Use

The world of fair use and eBooks is about to change–for the better. In 2004, Google began a project to scan and publish “snippets” (small portions) of thousands and thousands of books online to form an online library. This project was years in the making, but was indefinitely postponed by a lawsuit from the Authors … Continued


Day of FiTS: Students Filling In Each Others’ Knowledge Gaps

iSchool Graduate Students ended the year on a great note with the Day of FiTS. FiTS, or Filling in The Spaces, is a Lecture series organized by Syracuse University’s Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA), a student chapter of the American Library Association. Through FiTS, graduate students give short lectures throughout the year on … Continued


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7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Marilyn Arnone

(Editor’s Note: This is the fifth 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, and Jian Qin). P.S. – This is National Library Week. The American Library Association is celebrating it and tweeting information under the hashtag, #NLW15) _____________________________________________________ Marilyn Arnone has … Continued


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7 Questions With an LIS Professor: R. David Lankes

(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and information Science faculty.) Want to be inspired about libraries? About being a librarian? Talk to David Lankes. Dave is a speaker, a writer, a professor, and all-around inspiring person. As the author of the Atlas of New Librarianship, Dave … Continued


America’s Digital Public Library: One-Stop Research Shop

Many in the digital research and reading world have been watching the launch of DPLA, the Digital Public Library of America. This budding idea began at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Its founders envisioned the large-scale online library to use various digitized collections, and to bridge the gap between academic and public libraries. … Continued


#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 … Continued


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#NYLA12: Librarians as Community Leaders

This post is part of our continuing coverage of the 2012 New York Library Association conference happening this week in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Kusturie Moodley is a current grad student in the library and information science program at Syracuse University’s School of Information Science. She shared her excitement with me a few minutes after attending … Continued