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Information Wants To Be Free

A librarian, writer and educator reflecting on the profession and the tools we use to serve our patrons

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Anxiety, performative allyship, and stepping away from social media

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:47:54 +0000

(image) anxiety: HELLO brain: oh no anxiety: SOMETHING IS WRONG brain: what? anxiety: THAT PERSON YOU SAID THAT ONE AWKWARD THING TO THREE YEARS AGO PROBABLY HATES YOU brain: you woke me up at 3am for THIS? anxiety: LET’S THINK ABOUT THE VOID NOW — Christine is on editing hiatus 🖤 (@christineexists) March 12, 2018 Friends, ...

Framework Freakout presentation and Questions Answered

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:00:04 +0000

(image) Last week, I gave an online presentation about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for the ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee. It was entitled Framework Freakout: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Live with the Framework. Way more people attended than I’d expected (you know how webinars go) and it ended up being ...

The dangers of the backchannel: my observations from the #ACRL2017 hashtag

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:43:21 +0000

(image) When I took my current job at PCC almost three years ago, I gained so many things: work I love, amazing engaged colleagues, a mission I identify with, terrific students, and great faculty collaborators. One of the things I lost was sufficient professional development funding. I haven’t attended an out-of-state conference in almost three years, and while ...

Holding to our values during difficult times

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:40:53 +0000

(image) I write a lot in my American Libraries column about library values, particularly those around access and privacy. My latest column (Jan/Feb 17), which should be out soon online just also came out this morning, is a love letter to critical librarianship in which I share my conviction (shared by many) that libraries are not ...