Digital Literacy, Small Children, & Lots of Hugs [Farewell Post]
Day in the Life / Internships & Volunteering / Technology

Digital Literacy, Small Children, & Lots of Hugs [Farewell Post]

During graduate school, lots of things changed in my life. I gained new perspectives, read challenging articles and theories, traveled to Italy to present research I worked on, faced the trickling effect of top down decisions, took on a wide variety of leadership roles, completely changed my path of librarianship, and even cut several inches … Continue reading

Library Team Dynamics: Texting my way through the LIS Conversation
Behind the Scenes / Technology

Library Team Dynamics: Texting my way through the LIS Conversation

Having experienced numerous career changes in my lifetime and mid-life exposure to higher education, I am in my third semester in Library School at the age of 47.  Each semester, my distance learning program places us with a new team of students, designating a team leader on our behalf.  I was designated team leader my … Continue reading

algorithms and libraries: a case for paying attention
Technology

algorithms and libraries: a case for paying attention

That technology influences information and behavior through built-in and often invisible assumptions is neither a new phenomenon nor new to dialogue among librarians. (Although we could always stand to talk about it more than we already do.) In this post, I highlight some recent contributions on algorithms and libraries in hopes of keeping it in the forefront. If we didn’t already, librarians have to care about algorithms now. Continue reading

Podcasts in Library Land
Technology / This Is Awesome

Podcasts in Library Land

Nancy Lovas is pursuing her MLS at the University of Maryland, where she works in the University Libraries as a Research & Teaching Fellow and as a graduate assistant in academic advising. Her professional interests range from instruction to interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarly communications and research assistance. Nancy is happiest on top of a mountain, wandering … Continue reading