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Getting Ready for My School Library Internship

Inquiry, reading, curiosity, exploration, coding, makerspaces, research, storytime, collaboration, personalized learning … Images of students and fellow teachers engaged in these activities swirl through my head as I prepare to take the biggest step so far in my graduate program at Syracuse University. I’m beginning my internship as a Library Media Specialist (LMS) at J.T…. Read the full article…


7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Dr. Ruth Small

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh 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, Marilyn Arnone, and Barbara Stripling _____________________________________________________ Besides the School Media students, most iSchool students (not just LIS students!) encounter Dr. Ruth Small… Read the full article…


DoodleBook: A New Tool for Digital Learning

  Over the past year, Dr. Jun Wang, research assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University; his research partner, Felice Frankel, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); a team of students from across Syracuse University; and me, serving as a project research assistant, worked to create a new… Read the full article…


Support the ProLiteracy Hackathon: Sept. 13, 14

This article was originally posted on the Hack Upstate Blog. In just under two weeks, Hack Upstate invites you to join Central New York’s best developers and designers as they come together to fight global adult illiteracy. Recognizing the civic-minded spirit and potential for innovation among CNY’s technology community, Syracuse-based non-profit ProLiteracy claims host to… Read the full article…


Save the School Librarians

In recent years, librarians have quietly been disappearing from public schools.  While issues with teachers feature prominently in the news, we don’t often hear about what goes on in school libraries.  It may not be as well known, then, that librarian positions have been cut in schools across the country. In 2011, the Wichita school… Read the full article…