Yearly Archives: 2017


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Boundaries, Connections, and Transformation  [B]oth ends act as anchors and as targets… – from the Wikipedia definition for hyperlink I didn’t set out in this class to keep coming back to a single a cohesive and overarching metaphor in my reflection posts about the deeply personal emotional experience of librarianship within […]

Where we live (Part 3) – A TTW Guest Post ...







My new Library Journal column is all about the Next Library experience. Please take a look. Next Library enhanced the global perspective that I’d argue benefits all information professionals. Over fifty Ignite sessions gave participants a sampling of innovation in  libraries around the globe. Petar Luka?i?, Head of Adult department […]

Office Hours: Next Library




I must admit my eyebrows raised when one of my students in the Hyperlinked Library class shared a job description in our discussion devoted to emerging ideas and trends. Trenton Public Library (TPL), NJ, was looking for an “Innovation Catalyst Librarian.” The interest grew as my students dissected the duties […]

Office Hours: Agents of Change


A new way of professional learning may be replacing the “filling a ballroom and quietly taking notes as a speaker speaks” model and seems to have its genesis in a more localized fashion. At a state meeting last spring, a library administrator noted, “My new professional hires are much more […]

Office Hours: Conference Call