The best way to start writing about libraries and health is just to begin

I haven’t blogged in so long that just the idea of writing something felt overwhelming. But the best way to start is to begin. Last July I shared that I had taken a position at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region office at the University of Iowa. I’ve spent the last 6 …

A List of Female Technology Experts in Libraries

    Last month I saw this A List of Female Technology Policy Experts making the rounds on Twitter. Which was inspired by this tweet: If you're writing about gov hacking and only citing men-- PSA: @evacide, @granick, @Riana_Crypto, @Susan_Hennessey all worth talking to. — Amie Stepanovich (@astepanovich) August 23, 2016 I immediately thought back …

Joining the Team at the University of Iowa Libraries and the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine

I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted a position at the University of Iowa. I will be the Community Outreach Librarian from the Great Midwest Region of the National Network of Medical Libraries. I will be developing and promoting outreach and education within communities in the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of …

I Want Your Feedback on the #NISOPRIVACY Principles

  This week NISO published the NISO Consensus Principles on Users’ Digital Privacy in Library, Publisher, and Software-Provider Systems (PDF). As you may remember I am serving on this committee, which we had originally hoped would wrap up in July, but is still going strong. Privacy is nuanced and opinions vary widely. Combine that with the frequent conflation of privacy and security and …

What Happens to Library Employees When We Fall Prey to the Competition Fallacy?

First, let me get this out of the way – libraries are not in competition with tech companies such as Google and Amazon.  You only need to look at the search results for “what really happened to dinosaurs?” to know Google isn’t doing the best job answering reference questions. And sure they might not be …