One of my favorite fellow librarians referenced something I wrote on Twitter the other day. Please take a second and read Meredith Farkas’ The ballad of the sad instruction librarian. Here is my response: tl:dr students not getting the best learning experience possible is the only problem worth our attention.
This post is a summary of a presentation given at the 2015 ILAGO Summit in Hood River, Oregon. DP.LA and Europeana.eu have become my go-to tools for primary source materials. Metadata harvesters (this is the fancy name for the kind of tool that dp.la and europeana.eu are) are amazingly useful, fun to explore, and rely […]
tl;dr Library Instruction West is a Marvelous Conference. My brain is still buzzing and feels pleasantly tingly from all of the good thoughts, emotions, and interactions I had at the Library Instruction West 2014 conference. I walked away energized by the people I met and by the content they shared. Portland State University was a fantastic […]
Project Tiara A couple of weeks back, the amazing Val Forrestal started Project Tiara. Go ahead and read her post first, I’ll wait. It’s important.
Called Out Today, the BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association) protested the ALA’s decision not to move our annual conference from the already scheduled and booked venue in Orlando to a place where laws don’t protect white people who shoot black people for no greater reason than they are afraid of them. I’m […]