Virtual Symposium: Hegemony, the Hyperlinked Library Model, and Participatory Service as Resistance: “Third World” Reflections on My Director’s Brief and Key Takeaways from Our Hyperlinked Course

Because of the trajectory of technology and our modern society, the decision to be virtual has already been made for most of us. This is not a decision we can reverse. For many of us, our consent was never sought. ~Viola A. From First World to Third World: Deepening Our View of Global Library Trends […]

Blog Post 8: Reflective Practice: Finding Balance and a Heart-Centered Way of Life in Libraries

Sometimes, too tight and stifling is the world, and sometimes too wide and overwhelming and frightening is the world. But in the library, the world can fit me just right. ~Viola A. I Carry a Pair of Tennis Shoes in My Car and I Go For Walks The last week or so, I have had […]

Global Library Trends and the Hyperlinked Library Model in Action: A Director’s Brief by Viola

Objective To share an example of cross-cultural and cross-institutional library collaboration with the Dean of the Learning Resource Center | Library at Sacramento City College, one of the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) libraries, with the goal of inspiring such collaboration between the campus libraries and libraries/institutions in Africa. Viola’s Cover Page for Director’s […]

Blog Post 7: Infinite Learning, Informal Learning: Libraries, Following Our Curiosity, and a View from Cameroon

When reading through the 2017 Horizon Report (edition for higher education) which highlights that the use of emerging technologies and technology (in general) continue to be very strong trends in higher education, I was very happy (and relieved) to see that the report also discusses the “challenge” of “integrating formal and informal learning” (NMC Horizon […]

Blog Post 5: Choose Your Own Adventure–Public Libraries and Gender (and How a Possible Stalker Taught me to Value the Safety of the Library Space)

With my planning project and director’s brief in mind, I am interested in designing/planning a new service (or two) for a public library setting. So I thought it a good idea to choose my own adventure in…public libraries! I am interested in public libraries as spaces of connection, and by connection, I understand it in […]