Libraries as Place: Library: Physical or virtual?

Our next discussion topic is guest hosted by the Queensland University of Technology Information Studies Group with the team exploring the the topic of libraries as place.  Today’s post comes from Dr Elham Sayyad Abdi:  Library is a place, a place for people meeting information they require. And we, as librarians, run this place. But […]

Libraries as Place: Shhh….it’s the Library!

Our next discussion topic is guest hosted by the Queensland University of Technology Information Studies Group with the team exploring the the topic of libraries as place.  Today’s post comes from Kathleen Smeaton:  We’ve all seen the stereotypical librarian picture, you know the one, hair in a bun, glasses, cardigan, fingers to the lips saying […]

Libraries as Place: The challenge of being a ‘place’

Today’s post is part of our series on Libraries as Place, guest hosted by the Queensland University of Technology Information Studies Group. This post, The Challenge of being a ‘place’ was written by Dr Andrew Demasson: When talking about the library as ‘place’ most conversations will revolve around the type of place the library is. Is […]

Changes in Libraries: The NMC Horizon Report Higher Education Edition 2016: Part 1

The New Media Consortium (NMC) in the U.S. runs the Horizon Project, which analyses emerging technology uptake in education. It is “truly global in its scope and reach…[with] a readership in more than 160 countries and growing. To date, over 50 editions of the NMC Horizon Report have been published, along with 50 foreign language […]

Discussion topic: Ch-Ch-Ch Changes (in libraries)

The title of this discussion topic comes unashamedly from Molly Brown’s piece on changes in library spaces published during our 2016A round (and quite possibly already has you singing along to David Bowie). Change is an ever present constant in libraries and it is part of nearly every discussion we have, from making deselection decisions […]

My Library Hero: Margarida Pino

Today’s post comes to us from Sandra Moura Dias, the ILN’s Ambassador to Portugal:  I first met Margarida about 12 years ago. At the time I was a young student at Library and Information Science graduation course in the University of Lisbon. At first, she looked like a very demanding and scary teacher… library science […]

My Library Hero: Teachers of Library and Information science

Today’s post came to us from one of our community members, Sana Hamid Ali, Asst.Librarian at the Aligarh Institute Of Technology, Karachi, Pakistan:  I chose Library and information science subject in my intermediate I  decided to get higher education in this subject so I did BLIS and MLIS in library and information science in 2008. Behind this there is […]