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#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… Read the full article…


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… Read the full article…




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… Read the full article…


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… Read the full article…


Gaming and Play in the Library: A Brief History

The international academic journal Library Quarterly recently published my article tracing the history of gaming in libraries back to the 1850s. You can see the entire article in the publications area of my game lab, Because Play Matters. I wanted to offer a few highlights here about how public libraries have used games over the years…. Read the full article…




Should Videogames be in Libraries?

Why don’t libraries have videogames? As both a gamer and librarian, I am concerned with the lack of acknowledgement of studies demonstrating the positive impacts of gaming or the remarkable projects being undertaken by both libraries and communities to “save the world” through gaming.   Videogames are prevalent in America.  Seventy-two percent of American households have… Read the full article…