November 19, 2017

Colleen Theisen | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Educators

Digitization may have democratized the field, but not many special collections librarians actively promote to a general audience. University of Iowa librarian Colleen Theisen is the exception.

A Genius Idea | Office Hours

The Librarian Shaming tumblr highlights anonymous “confessions” from our field. Some are humorous, some shocking. Some will make you think and maybe reconsider assumptions. This shameful confession perked me up when I discovered it: “I want to replace all librarians with tech people with great customer service skills and teaching ability. I want the library to have its own Genius Bar.” While a bit narrow in focus, this statement resonates on an instinctive level with me as an LIS educator.