Book review of Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth Century America (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013), edited by Christine Pawley and Louise S. Robbins.
On finally reading Revolting Librarians and Revolting Librarians Redux. What would Revolting Librarians 2015 look like?
You’ve probably heard of user experience (UX) research in the context of usability testing for websites, apps, and library technology. However, UX also has roots in ethnography and design research, and can be applied to many more aspects of libraries beyond the screens through which we connect. Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to …
Review of Paper Knowledge: A Media History of Documents by Lisa Gitelman (Duke University Press, 2014). A dense and fascinating book offering numerous access points for LIS student scholarship.
A review of The New Downtown Library: Designing With Communities. The book covers a lot of ground and leaves many loose ends, making it an excellent candidate for a teaching text in a studio course on library architecture.
Connected Play is a new book about how young people interact, explore and express themselves in online communities. Our review asks, “How can cheating and pushing boundaries play a role in library activities and pedagogy?”