The Atlas of New Librarianship is going Open!

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I am so excited that working with the great folks at MIT Press, we are making The Atlas of New Librarianship available online for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International). The physical book will still available through MIT Press. Since the Atlas was first published in 2011 it has won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood…

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Me looking sexy in chemo.

A Bad Day

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Yesterday was a hard day – a low day. I think those in treatment for cancer need to acknowledge these. It was also a hard day for me in considering the directions and actions in my country and I think we need to acknowledge those as well. Yesterday was my last infusion on chemo before…

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IV Bags

Cancer and the Mission Update

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Today I finished my first week of chemo. I hadn’t planned on posting much about my treatments because I didn’t want to distract from the important work going on at the School of Library and Information Science and the amazing progress we are making with the Knowledge School across the globe. Pardon the shameless self-promotion,…

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SLIS Graduate students outside

Hooding Remarks

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On Thursday we held the School of Library and Information Science’s Hooding ceremony leading into weekend graduations. The following are my prepared remarks for the event. It starts off a little heavy, just warning you: On Tuesday a nurse will hook me up to an IV pump and begin the slow injection of toxic chemicals…

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Expect More Second Edition Now Free to Download

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There has been a lot of interest and use of my book Expect More globally. In 2015 Expect More was updated into a second edition with the support of some fabulous library partners. Today we’re making this new edition freely available to download. You can still purchase paper copies of the print book. In addition…

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Ehsan Mohammadi with students

SLIS Update

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Greetings my SLIS friends. The end of the academic year here at SLIS is upon us, and it has been quite the year. Here are just some of our accomplishments: In the Fall we hosted a meeting for the Institute for Museum and Library Services that gathered nearly all of the accredited library and information…

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I have cancer again.

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I have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, specifically Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. For those keeping track at home, this is a different cancer than I went through before (that was Hodgkin’s). I will begin a combination of chemo and immune therapy in the next week. The prognosis is good. While it is an aggressive cancer,…

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