Category Archives: Issues

ALISE 2015: Breaking down silos, pouring coffee

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the ALISE 2015 conference in Chicago. ALISE is the Association for Library and Information Science Education. Its members are LIS faculty members, and the research presented mostly focuses on issues related to … Continue reading

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Place-as-information: Lessons from The Big Easy

#asist2014 is almost here! I can’t wait to see everyone! But first, I had to go to a conference before the conference, which perhaps gives new meaning to the term “pre-conference.” I’m writing this from a coffee shop in New … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the System: LIS and the Unexplained

Introduction As we approach the midpoint of Autumn, which signals the end of harvest season (at least in certain northern latitudes) and the impending approach of winter, it’s hard not to think of a holiday that’s a particular favorite of … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Solutionism?

Summary Who doesn’t like to think that all problems should have some kind of solution? While no one is immune to this desire, solving problems can also bring about new ones. Many of us may know this, whether from personal … Continue reading

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