new school year, new job

By the end of the summer I was missing in action. A trip to Cairo to interview visual artists and creative writers ended with a request for a phone interview for a great job opportunity. Four weeks (and a rushed flight for an on-campus interview) later I was turning in…

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information literacy is larger than a library

Information literacy is outlined in clear standards by the Association of College and Research Libraries and these standards are reinforced by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s accreditation proposals. These are idealistic measures that do not compromise on their definition of success. However, the realities of academic libraries and…

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embedded librarianship

Earlier this week I attended the South Central Regional Library Council‘s webinar Embedded Librarians: What, Why, How hosted by Laura Saunders. I’m really interested in the idea of librarians working outside the library. As print gets stored away for computers and databases, the library as physical place for access to…

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information overload. again.

The Spring 2012 issue of The Hedgehog Review has an enlightening article by Chad Wellmon. Why Google Isn’t Making Us Stupid…or Smart is a reference to Nicholas Carr’s 2008 Atlantic article Is Google Making Us Stupid? Carr admits that the internet “is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation.”…

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the deeper malaise

“This preoccupation with challenging traditional stereotypes and images, while at the same time seeking reassurance and justification for why and how librarians do what they do, is merely one of a number of symptoms of a deeper malaise or ‘condition of discomfort’ underlying the library profession (165).” ~ from Candy Hillenbrand’s…

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