What you can do in your community: Civic Engagement in Academic Librarianship.

Hi there, Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to present, for the first time in LACUNY Institute 2017 The Future of Librarianship: Exploring What’s Next for the Academic Librarian. The process could be a bit daunting for a first-time presenter.  Where do I start? I don’t have a finished research topic? These were all questions I…

Re-imagining the Academic Library.

Like most library spaces, academic libraries are changing; they are no longer a space filled with stacks where students are encouraged to work silently and independently, leaving no room for collaboration and socialization. Instead, they are becoming an open space where users are allowed to talk, eat, drink, and work in a collaborative manner. They have…

Libraries, Technology, and the Digital Divide in Developing Countries.

Libraries in the United States and Europe have made technology an integral part of their everyday operations. Through OPAC’s, they allow us to browse their collection, borrow materials. They give us access to digital art collections, and databases where we find the information needed with little to no restrictions, and all of this without leaving…

Poetry to read on Birthdays.

The best poems about ageing ‘I grow old… I grow old…’ So speaks J. Alfred Prufrock in T. S. Eliot’s classic poem. And, indeed, poets have often been drawn to the topic of growing old and approaching one’s winter years. Here are ten of the very finest poems about ageing, from the age of Shakespeare […]…

In other news…

Hi there, This past weekend I needed a break from our dystopian reality and decided to make a cake for my mom’s birthday. I wanted something that would evoke who she is, sweet but practical, and not too mushy. I’ve been dying to adapt Melissa Clark’s Cardamom and rosewater cake, So I thought this was…

Is this who we are?

It’s Sunday-four days after the election and I no longer roam NYC like a zombie -I feel sober and angry but no longer zombie like-thinking about how could this happen, worrying about my family and friends who now have a very uncertain future and who are anxiously waiting for policies that could break them apart…

What we talk when we talk about race

Honma, T. (2005). Trippin’ over the color line: The invisibility of race in library and information studies. Interactions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 1(2). “ The problem of the 21st century will remain the problem of the color line and the ongoing struggle for racial equality, but it will be fought out and…