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Library as Classroom

Library as Classroom

The varied perspectives on library as classroom in this module were holistic and thoughtful in their approach. Not only did they explore how libraries can provide spaces and services that incorporate learning for their users, they also made a point to address how staff, librarians and administrators can expand their learning. Pewhairangi (2016) introduced a … Continue reading »

The Mobile Information Environment

The Mobile Information Environment

I enjoyed exploring Module 10’s overview of the mobile information environment. As I read the resources and readings, the ever-presence of mobile technology seemed like such an obvious topic. As I thought about how my neighborhood libraries work with mobile technology, I was struck by how out-of-pace our aims have become. Matt Enis’s article on … Continue reading »

An InstaPlan for the Stiern Library

An InstaPlan for the Stiern Library

Emerging Technology Plan for the Stiern Library at California State University, Bakersfield Goals/Objectives:  To increase the reach of CSUB’s Stiern Library’s collection, exhibits, services and programs, it is proposed to augment current marketing campaigns with an Instagram account. Utilizing this multifunctional platform will help bring users into the physical spaces and collections of the library as … Continue reading »

How participatory service can tap into the power of introverts.

How participatory service can tap into the power of introverts.

In her book, Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking, Susan Cain (2012) explores the world of the introverted or “highly-sensitive” person and its intersection with Western society. With recent studies and theories on temperament to back her observations, Cain frames the communication and theoretical differences between introverts and extroverts. … Continue reading »