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Entitled “Using Citizen Science for Environmental Monitoring,” the seminar will feature three speakers from local lake and freshwater community associations and government agencies.

Associate Professor Megan Oakleaf has been selected as the winner of the ACRL's Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award.

Wendy Scott, Executive Director of the Community Library of Dewitt and Jamesville, and Marc Wildman, Executive Director of the Central New York Library Resources Council will keynote at Day of FitS.

The conference will give eight speakers a chance to share ideas worth spreading. From education to augmented reality to entrepreneurship, speakers will address an assortment of interesting topics.

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Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

New York Times | by Vivian Wang

"This is a bit more harmless, but it’s part of a larger challenge. It does raise questions for how we try to empower the public to better sort out what’s true from fiction," Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley said of the gorilla channel meme.

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Four Perspectives on Bitcoinmania

American Banker | by Penny Crosman

“New York State financial regulators and the IRS say bitcoin is a digital commodity, so it’s a crypto commodity,” said Lee W. McKnight, associate professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. “It’s a store of value and a hedge in uncertain times. Look at the current political and climate and who’s president. There’s a lot of uncertainty and market hedging.”

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Mark Zuckerberg Built Facebook Into a Behemoth Whose Power he Underestimates

Los Angeles Times | by David Pierson

"[Facebook is] so good at being a business, but really bad at recognizing its role in society,” said Jennifer Stromer-Galley, an information studies professor at Syracuse University. “It is conceivable the company is so big and complex, there are dimensions and aspects of Facebook no one is paying attention to.”

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The Far Right is Struggling to Sustain Interest in its Social Media Platforms

Business Insider | by Maxwell Tani

Jeff Hemsley, a professor at Syracuse who's a coauthor of the book "Going Viral," said many social media followers were casual users and didn't want to bother moving to a new platform to follow just one or two people, adding that "network effects" boosted the popularity of platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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