Queens Library. Image courtesy of Queens Library - http://www.queenslibrary.org/

Library Friday: Queens Library

This semester I’m enrolled in the course, IST 613: Library Planning, Marketing, and Assessment. I’ve been assigned to revitalize a youth literacy program for four to seven-year-old English language learners who come to Syracuse from all over the world. Three weeks ago, a group of us library science students visited the Boston Public Library. We were … Continued

Liverpool Public Library. Photo source: Liverpool Public Library Facebook Page

Library Friday: Visiting Liverpool Public Library

I met Colin Welch, a 2014 graduate of SU’s Library and Information Science Master’s program, at NYLA. When I heard about all of the innovative programming being offered at Liverpool Public Library, I knew it had to be my next Library Friday stop. Colin is a part time reference librarian at Liverpool Public Library (LPL). … 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

Young women in a vintage library

#LIS Career Week: 5 Days of Library Career Info and Events

The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University offers a robust and innovative Library Information Science master’s program. This year, as part of our efforts to help students address career interests and job-hunting efforts, a full week of #LIS Career Workshops is planned. Beginning October 12 and continuing through October 16, iSchool Career Services and the student organization … Continued

Homepage for the Iraq Museum International non-profit organization.

ISIS Destroys Iraqi Cultural Heritage; Librarians Work to Save It

“Obliterate”… …from the Latin oblitteratus, meaning “to cause to be forgotten.” In the modern sense, to obliterate means to “remove all traces of memory from the earth, to destroy utterly.” (Dictionary.com) A powerful message about the potential for Iraqi culture’s obliteration greets users who try to enter the Baghdad Museum International’s webpage (the full site can be … Continued

Technology and Culture: Social Librarians

As an online MLIS student, I tend to be online and searching about library topics quite a bit. This week, I came across an infographic designed by Library Connect (@library_connect ) and Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture) called, “I am a {Social} Librarian.” This infographic struck a chord with me for several reasons. The first is that it … Continued

Technology and Culture: littleBits and Libraries

Welcome to the first of hopefully many Technology & Culture posts, a new regular feature on Information Space! This July, I had the opportunity and privilege to interact with some of the other MLIS students who are completing their Master’s degrees online. All of us came from different regional areas, library types, and walks of … 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