Amanda Izenstark

Nov 01

OLIS Presentation: Social Media for Small and Mid-Sized Libraries, Hands On -

This is a brief handout that accompanied my presentation on November 1, 2011.

Apr 29

New NELIG Blog post: ITIG DigiCamp discussion of Citation Tools

Dec 08

Essential Reading for LIS Students

Roy Tennant has an excellent post on Library Journal called “What I Want LIS Students to Know.”

Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’m planning on sharing this with my LSC 504 students this summer, along with the original post, and this one:

Ten Things You Won’t Find On Your LIS Class Syllabus from Jill Hurst-Wahl


Oct 12

From ResourceShelf: Yahoo Adds New Search Features -

Just as Google goes all wishy-washy on whether it’ll honor the quotation marks used for phrase searching (see, Yahoo! adds more functionality.

Sep 23

Great resource for visuals of data: Worldmapper -

The folks behind this site, which presents a variety of fascinating data about the world by adjusting the size and color of countries based on the numbers, also have a book, The atlas of the real world : mapping the way we live. One of my favorite reference sources, maybe tied with The Statistical Abstract of the United States?

Sep 21

Excerpt from Siva Vaidhyanathan's upcoming book The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry) -

The first chapter provides a fascinating overview of Google’s rise, and how it has affected the search and information worlds. Very much looking forward to the release of this one!

Aug 03

From Library Journal: Tools at Work: Facebook’s March on Privacy -

Includes a lot of useful information, including reasons to re-evaluate Facebook use.

Jul 29

NELIG Blog post: Xtranormal and Instruction

Jul 09

Post on the NELIG blog: Summer: Quiet but busy for many of us!

Jun 10

"Redefining Instruction for the Future" @ Brandeis -

Talk by Sarah Walkowiak on library and research instruction changes at Brandeis.