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Data Mining in Obama’s 2012 Victory

Data Mining in Obama’s 2012 Victory Hello Everybody, I’m posting the link to my latest blog for Information Space on the role of data mining in the 2012 presidential election.  Data mining secured Obama’s presidential victory in 2012.  But what exactly is data mining in politics?  Post election, there are now many questions as to … Continue reading

2013 New Year Professional Resolutions

I am excited to start 2013 and to be graduating in a few months with my M.L.I.S.  That being said, it is a tough job market.  As I finish my last semester, I am both excited and nervous to move from student mode into a job searching groove.   My ideal job would be to work … Continue reading

Information Space Blog

Hello everybody, and sorry I have not posted in quite a while. I promise to have a new post up soon. Until then, please read and comment on my newest post at Information Space: Is a Master’s Degree a Poor Investment:  A Counter Perspective to Forbes Magazine. I was recently hired as a new contributing … Continue reading

SOPA

The failure to pass SOPA is yet another development in the debate to establish rules, if any, which would govern sharing on the internet.  Through the internet, it is possible to virtually access, sell and share information and content from anywhere at any time. While I think the ability to access all information is positive, … Continue reading

Reflections on my First Semester of Library School

My first semester at library school was not what I was expecting. Encouraged to blog and tweet was not what I thought would be on the menu for my Master’s program. It amazes me how much my program, after only one semester, groomed me to see potential in all aspects of libraries and to not … Continue reading

Cool Internet Tools to Play With

At the ischool, there is a focus on incorporating technology and innovation to further the field of librarianship. The librarians of today will have to be tech-savvy as the world is becoming increasingly digital and connected. While I will continue to be exposed to innovative and expensive library technology, I think the cool free online … Continue reading

NYLA Conference and Librareo

New York Library’s Rock! That was the theme of this year’s New York Library’s Association’s Conference in Saratoga Springs. First, thank you to NYLA for putting together the conference. I found the panels extremely informative and enjoyed being able to talk with various people at the trade show. Second, thank you to Syracuse University for … Continue reading

Open Access week and arXiv

It is Open Access week, and I am excited to learn about  this aspect of librarianship especially because it is related to e-science, one  of my major interests.  Open Access is defined as free access to scholarly articles and journals through the  internet.  For open access week, Bird library at Syracuse  University hosted a discussion … Continue reading

Ebooks

Last week, I attended UNYSLA’s fall conference ebooks and Libraries: Success All Around at the Inn complete here in Syracuse.  It was my first library conference, and I am thankful to the UNYSLA for putting together the event, giving the attendees networking time, packing it with knowledgeable speakers, and making it affordable for students.  While … Continue reading

Failure

The link to David Lankes lecture was posted in the Linkedin ALA group and many, including myself, found it extremely inspirational (as well as entertaining). My first thought to the video was “Wow”, that is what I want to do. I want my job, my personal mission and my professional mission to be part of … Continue reading

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