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Coversation + Social Location = Headache Station

Whenever conversation theory has come up in class, we’ve never really grounded it in anything concrete.  But what I have learned about our role as librarians to facilitate conversation is immensely challenging.  Dr. Lankes’ famous metaphor of librarians as the … Continue reading

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Scholarship in Action–iSchool Style

The “Little Free Library” project—for those unfamiliar—is a volunteer-based initiative wherein little book-housing structures are constructed and (literally) planted into the neighborhood under the premise of “take a book, leave a book.”   Modeled after the original Minnesota/Wisconsin strike of little … Continue reading

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The Librarian and the Community

Dr. Lankes’ “The Atlas of New Librarianship” provides a very definitive lens for library students to consider–or, more accurately, reconsider–the relationship library professionals have with their respective communities. What strikes me in particular is the notion of the librarian as … Continue reading

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“You Don’t Look Like A Librarian” by Ruth Kneale: A TLS Book Review

       I was recently lent the apparent must-read of the librarian sphere entitled, “You Don’t Look Like A Librarian.”  In her 2009 print publication, library professional Ruth Kneale takes on the issues surrounding the broad perception of librarians as professionals, tackling … Continue reading

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Encyclopedias!

*For the purposes of this blog post, I’m omitting mention of encyclopedia companion websites, wikipedia and similar media-based wikia websites*        Last week, two of my classmates expounded on Cassell and Hiremath’s guide to using encyclopedias as found in Reference … Continue reading

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Notes on Being Sorely Mistaken

       For those of you who don’t know much about my undergraduate activities, let me fill you in.  A little background on me:  I used to be an activist.  A sign carrying, march organizing, conference-speaking activist.  My major battlefield was … Continue reading

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“Wait? So what exactly does it mean to be a librarian?”

       Last week in my intro course to Librarianship, I stumbled upon an abyss of possibilities when it comes to the occupational identity of librarians.  I was introduced to a variety of different schools of thoughts and paradigms of what … Continue reading

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