Last summer I got hit by a car while riding my bike outside the Colorado Convention Center. I was headed home from work when a car started to pull toward the curb - and into the bike lane. My left hand collided with the car's passenger side view mirror. The mirror was smashed, my hand was cut, and I got knocked over.
I hate debates about what makes someone a librarian. Is it a Master's degree? Your title? Your rank? Admin, classified, or faculty? Whether you sit at a desk, have an office, or work behind a counter? Work with the public or behind the scenes? I have a lot of thoughts about identity, and I guess… Continue reading Am I still a librarian?
March 5, 2018 -- Revised and updated from the original post on November 10, 2017. A slide deck from EDUCAUSE made the rounds on Twitter last week, with many folks expressing shock about libraries & their involvement (complicity) in learning analytics efforts on higher education campuses. But this isn't new. Academic librarians have been… Continue reading Libraries & learning analytics: A brief history.
Teaching is terrifying. It's also exhilarating, fascinating, challenging, and deeply rewarding. Making the transition from being a student to being a teacher is a complex process, as evidenced by the questions raised by librarian Nicole Gustavsen on Twitter last week. I asked Nicole if she would be interested in having a longer conversation about… Continue reading Teacher identities, empathy, and the beginner’s mind: A conversation with Nicole Gustavsen.
The Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) and Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) both celebrated 10-year anniversaries this year--something I only figured out through a very confusing conversation with Kevin Seeber wherein I congratulated him on having a book review published in the 10th anniversary issue of JIL (it’s actually published in the 10th-anniversary issue of… Continue reading Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Information Literacy. (Day 99/100)