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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books for librarians

Some time last year my library acquired The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel. At the time, it reinvigorated me as a librarian. His ruminations and historical accounts had me considering the book as a precious community treasure. During that time, I also attended the 2011 ACRL conference in Philadelphia. I attended a…

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bookmobile

April 11 was National Bookmobile Day. Yes, really. I feel I’d take the opportunity to express my lifelong dream of having a bookmobile. Or biblio-donkey. Or biblio-camel, as I discovered via ALA’s Pinterest. It is such a simple reward of providing reading material to those geographically removed from libraries or physically…

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libraries and books

A recent Library Babel Fish blog post from Inside Higher Ed has me again thinking about The Future of the Academic Library: A Symposium: Bridging the Gap. Sponsored by Library Journal and EBSCO Host, the free conference was held at Temple University on Friday, November 11. At Library Babel Fish,…

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the future of academic libraries

On Friday (11.11.11) I attended The Future of the Academic Library: A Symposium: Bridging the Gap. Sponsored by Library Journal and EBSCO Host, the free conference was held at Temple University. The event press release suggested this would be a day “to overcome our misperceptions and stereotypes about our colleagues…

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