News: The Heart of Librarianship by Michael Stephens now available from ALA Editions

For me, the heart of librarianship is learning. It’s a cyclical process of support, engagement, and discovery with deep roots in the concepts of service, access, and freedom to pursue interests of all kinds. No matter what type of institution, someone is gaining knowledge, finding information, or creating something new […]



What #journalists can learn from #librarians by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson

I have written about the connections between journalism and libraries previously on this blog (see “The Relationship Model: What Journalism Can Teach Us“). The ways that society is interfacing with and consuming information are shaping both professions in parallel ways. This week I have stumbled upon two pieces that pull […]


Call for Participation — Survey: Multilingual Research – How Do Scholars Manage Their Sources?

Greetings! An IRDL colleague at the University of Colorado Boulder, Adam H. Lisbon, is conducting research on scholars and students who use non-English sources of information, but write their actual research papers and articles in English. It would be great if you could take a moment to participate in his […]

Call for Survey Participation: “Women academic librarians’ career progression in management positions.”

Lorelei Rutledge at the University of Utah is conducting a survey career progression of women academic librarians titled “Leveling up: Women academic librarians’ career progression in management positions.” The purpose of this study is to learn more about women academic librarians’ experiences pursuing management opportunities. Your answers in this questionnaire […]


News: Martin Garnar, UCCS Library Dean to lead Freedom to Read Foundation

Cheers to Martin! Martin Garnar, dean, Kraemer Family Library, was recently elected 2016-17 president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. “The foundation does important work supporting the First Amendment in libraries and the larger society, and I’m humbled for this opportunity to advance its mission,” Garnar said. The Freedom to […]