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The Debate in New York State Prisons: Contraband vs. Intellectual Freedom

Last month, a new directive seeking to limit contraband in New York State correctional facilities revived the public debate over the intellectual freedom of prisoners and their access to goods more broadly. “The debate over intellectual freedom” really means just one thing: People got heated. Over books. Directive 4911A, or the “Secure Vendor Program” sought… Read the full article…


What’s all the Fuss about the Kimmel Lab MakerSpace?

There is a high-tech, fun place on campus that many students may not know about. The MakerSpace in Kimmel Hall’s basement, the computer lab, is a destination that students should take advantage of. The different technologically advanced options offered at the MakerSpace include laser engraving, 3D printing, wood engraving, and embroidering. This is completely free… Read the full article…




Recommendations for Getting the Most Out of Your MSLIS Program

On Wednesday, November 15th, Dr. Jill Hurst-Wahl hosted a webinar as part of the iSchool’s Webinar Series dedicated to helping prospective, current, and former library students take advantage of their master’s education. Jill is an author, speaker, consultant and instructor. Formerly, she was an IT professional, corporate librarian, and director of the MSLIS program (2012-2017). Key Takeaways… Read the full article…


A Year in Library Memes (And Why We Need More)

Looking back, 2017 was a turbulent year in libraryland. Let’s take a peek at the library memes that emerged. First: What is a Meme? The term “meme” rose to prominence in the 1990s, accompanying the rise of the internet and personal computer. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “meme” is a noun that means an idea, behavior,… Read the full article…


Top 10 InfoSpace Posts of 2017

InfoSpace authors wrote over 100 blog posts in 2017, but some pieces resonate with you, our readers, more than the rest. Visit (or revisit!) our 10 most popular posts of 2017. #10 – Reflections on my Technology Advisory Internship at EY Ever wonder what it is like to be an intern at one of the big four? Read Shanyah’s post… Read the full article…




Outreach in Libraries: The Children and Nature Network

Although every library needs outreach, not every library has a librarian doing it. Further investigation into the world of outreach in libraryland has yielded another dozen incredible examples for me. But one of the best learning opportunities I discovered was the Resource Library at Children & Nature Network. What is The Children & Nature Network? The Children &… Read the full article…