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Our Conversation to #SustainLIS with ALA SustainRT

On Monday, October 19, 2015, ProjectARCC and ALA SustainRT co-hosted a tweet-up to discuss the actions we can take as archivists and librarians to reduce our professional carbon footprint, implement sustainable practices in our institutions to prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate change, and engage the public in environmental awareness and sustainability education. 86 more words


the stereotype stereotype

in professional and personal settings, whenever i mention that i am a librarian, i’m usually met with comments such as “i can totally see you in that role” or “i thought librarians were old ladies who shush people”. 195 more words

Library Science Stuff


I already expounded on the first principle laid out in the ALA Code of Ethics. I’d like to move along and tackle #3:

We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.

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Christina's Corner: Every Child Ready to Read- Play

Part of an ongoing series highlighting the easy, no-cost ways that you can prepare your child for learning to read, today Christina will be discussing the benefits of playing with your child. 325 more words


Map: Detroit Area Movie Theaters 1940

Mapping the Motor City’s Cinemas” is a digital humanities collaborative project in progress at the University of Michigan. This joint venture between a film studies librarian and a spatial and numeric data librarian aims to contribute to our collective understanding of the movie going experience in 20th century America and to inspire others to think about ways they can contribute to more thoroughly and preserving the past, understanding its impact and making inaccessible materials available.

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ILN announces partnership with ALA's International Relations Round Table

We’re very pleased to announce a formal partnership between the ILN and the American Library Association’s International Relations Round Table (IRRT).

IRRT have been supporting the ILN informally for some time, by helping get the word out about our program and by welcoming ILN Director Alyson Dalby to speak at the… 216 more words