More than five years beyond Andy Woodworth’s original call for big tent librarianship and Brit Foster’s echoing call for big tent librarian education, I begin to think that the theory may not serve us so well moving forward.
M. Jay Granger
Independent Information Professional: have knowledge, will travel.
Let’s start by acknowledging that this post isn’t going to yield any job offers—not for you and certainly not for me.
I attend a school of library and information science that has not been accredited by the American Library Association. Sources tend to agree: this fact makes me at best naïve, at worst unhirable—and a sucker either way. Maybe…
Theft is a concern in all libraries. The best practices employ a combination techniques to create environments in which all stakeholders are empowered to protect the collection.
As online educational tools continue to disrupt traditional classrooms, two of our writers discuss the implications.
The standoff between the US District Court of California and Tim Cook of Apple Inc. should concern everyone who works in our industry.
If you are a librarian or librarian-aspirant, you are probably already familiar with the current most popular provider of online library and information science education. It’s not USC. But that may be a good thing.
Right at the end of the last semester, a professor dropped a book on my desk that inspired me to take a second look at what I had come to consider little more than hackneyed buzz-term: Big Data. I’m glad I did.
Plagiarism is, by definition, an offense one person commits against another person. According to its Latin root, it is a kind of kidnapping. But can we kidnap from ourselves?
I’m procrastinating. Right now I’m supposed to be writing a post for a class discussion forum online. I’m procrastinating because, frankly, I’m over it, and I think we should do something about that.
Digital preservation has found its way into the mainstream of modern librarianship. Odd and awkward as it may feel to us in these early days, saving Twitter is a critically important project that can help us redefine what it means to be a librarian and reclaim some of our lost cultural significance.