iSchool LIS Program Manager Blythe Bennett with my fellow students Alexa Hirsch, me (Abbie Digel), and Megan Marsh, at AASL.

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In the age of the Internet and e-Books, what is the future of libraries and the role of librarians?

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Have you ever been working out and have your headphones fall out of your ears? It drives me crazy! However, I think Normal Headphones has finally solved the problem!

Ever Heard of Normal Headphones?

Have you ever been working out and have your headphones fall out of your ears? It drives me crazy! However, I think ...

iSchool LIS Program Manager Blythe Bennett with my fellow students Alexa Hirsch, me (Abbie Digel), and Megan Marsh, at AASL.

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Which Way? Libraries at the

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Have you ever been working out and have your headphones fall out of your ears? It drives me crazy! However, I think Normal Headphones has finally solved the problem!

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| November 17, 2015

Authors Guild v. Google Inc. Lawsuit = A Win for Fair Use

Authors Guild v. Google Inc. Lawsuit = A Win for Fair Use

The world of fair use and eBooks is about to change–for the better. In 2004, Google began a project to scan and publish “snippets” (small portions) of thousands and thousands of books online to form an online library. This project was years in the making, but was indefinitely postponed by a lawsuit from the Authors → Read More

| November 11, 2015

Have You Applied to Attend ‘Spring Break in Silicon Valley’ Yet?

SBinSV at tilt

Last Spring Break, I was on the immersion-course trip, Spring Break in Silicon Valley (or SBinSV), a once-in-a-lifetime experience specially designed for Syracuse University students. Now the iSchool is accepting applications for the next Spring Break in Silicon Valley, to take place in 2016 (Apply Here). During my time on SBinSV, we visited companies like Twitter, Dropbox, → Read More

| November 5, 2015

SBinSV: Immersion May Be ‘Spring Break of A Lifetime’

SBinSV AirBNB

It may come as a shock to some of you, but I in fact am not an iSchool student. Crazy considering how many iSchool sponsored events I’ve lectured at and programs I’ve experienced, right? Despite not being an iSchool student, I’ve always considered Hinds Hall one of my homes on the Syracuse campus, and have never → Read More

| October 29, 2015

World Series Blackout: Game 1 Crash a Tech Failure

If you are a big fan of baseball you were probably tuned into Game 1 of the World Series, which aired live this Tuesday from Kansas City. New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals. It is a big series, best of 7 games, the winner getting to the be the champion of the 2015 World Series. For → Read More

| October 28, 2015

YouTube Red: What’s With This New, Ad-Free Subscription Deal?

https://www.youtube.com/red

October 28 (today) is the launch date of a new YouTube subscription service called YouTube Red. It’s a monthly subscription-based version of YouTube aimed to give viewers “the ultimate YouTube experience.” So what does $9.99 a month get you with YouTube Red? 1. Ad-free videos Now, I will be the first to admit that ads at → Read More

| October 27, 2015

‘CRaDL’ Skills: Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Literacy in Library Science

DigitalFutures.org

Digital technologies are reshaping and invigorating the way we think about literacy, rhetorical practice, and composing writing at large, according to researchers Jessica Enoch and David Gold. In focusing on digital literacy skills, today’s library and information science professionals are taking important steps forward in the field. Yet, it’s my view that a librarian with proficiency → Read More

| October 21, 2015

Self-Driving Cars – Will They Be On The Road in 2020?

toyota and lexus car on road -

Toyota has officially unveiled their vision for a self-driving car in 2020. I am sure this is a topic you probably have heard buzz about and is the next big technological trend that could completely change the way we travel. Imagine going on a long trip and not having to drive, sounds ideal right? Or → Read More

| October 18, 2015

What Social Media Can Tell Us about Democratic Candidates

dem debate pix

Analyzing the social media streams of the presidential candidates tell us a lot about their savviness for running a contemporary campaign. It also tells us the likelihood of their continuing the long road to the nomination. The recently launched ILLUMINATING 2016 project, which involves faculty and students of the School of Information Studies (iSchool), collects → Read More

| October 17, 2015

Join the 6th Annual MLB College Challenge on Nov 12 + 13

MLB challenge featured

Hey everyone! It’s that time again for the 6th— yes, SIXTH — annual MLB College Challenge. This collaboration between Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) and the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a chance for students to get hands-on experience prototype and mocking ideas and products in a hack-a-thon setting. (Note: the → Read More

| October 15, 2015

‘Who Run the World?’ We’d Agree That It’s ‘It Girls’

it girls big dinner

Sunday morning, a swarm of orange and pink descends on the iSchool. The 2015 Class of It Girls has arrived! Their parents, who accompany many of them on the trip, haul overnight bags as excited girls Snapchat and Tweet their arrival. Buses unload more than 120 high school girls. The iSchool is shut down from its → Read More