Website Updating

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I’ve been having some tech problems with my site for a while now (sorry if it has been slow to load). It seems I’ve figured them out, so a lot of changes I made to try and workaround the site (like a new theme with way too big a picture of me on the homepage)…

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South Carolina is Hiring Again: Tenure Track School Library Position

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School librarianship is central to the mission and work of the School of Library and Information Science at South Carolina. School Library students make up nearly 40% of our graduate class. In addition to this position we already have searches underway for the Augusta Baker Chair in digital literacy and youth and an instructor to work…

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Much to be Thankful for at Carolina’s Knowledge School

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I realize that it can be difficult to find things to be thankful for in the news this year. It may seem like a daily onslaught of tragedies, hate, and strife. It is impossible for a community such as ours, dedicated to improving society, not to be moved. Hurricanes, mass shootings, growing international tensions, racists…

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Claiming Victory and Moving On

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“Claiming Victory and Moving On” Rutgers University Beta Phi Mu Fall Speaker. New Brunswick, NJ. Abstract: The rise of information as an idea and discipline since World War II has been driven by the belief that information underlies, and can change, just about every other discipline and industry. Library science scholars, and information scientists have…

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The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science is Hiring Four Faculty

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Come join the team at the University of South Carolina changing the world! We are looking for four positions this year. Augusta Baker Chair (https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/21265) The College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina seeks an outstanding candidate to fill the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in Childhood Literacy, the first academic chair…

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Libraries for Learning

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Remarks prepared for “Biblioteche per Apprendere” Rome, Italy I have taken to trying to summarize my talks in the form of a single tweet, just in case a certain US President is paying attention. So here it is: “Believing that a collection alone will improve learning is like believing that a bag of groceries can…

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The Future is About Knowledge Not Information

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“The Future is About Knowledge Not Information” Bibliotheksmetamorphosen 2: Bibliothek 4.0. Winterthur, Switzerland. Speech Text: Read Speaker Script Abstract: The role of the public library as a place to collect and distribute information seems like an obvious success strategy for an increasingly connected and digital world. Yet there are many players doing this well beyond…

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