LLAMA Voter’s Guide: Get to Know Barbara Stripling

I had the good fortune to be contacted by Beth Blakesley, Associate Editor for LLAMA’s Library Leadership & Management newsletter, to answer interview questions about my thoughts on ALA and what I hope to accomplish as President. The interview was recently published online. I know that you, as ALA members, will be able to make …

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Welcome, Barbara! A guest post from Professor Jill Hurst-Wahl

As the details of Barbara’s move to Syracuse were being worked out, I made it known that I wanted to teach a class with her. So this semester, Barbara and I are co-teaching “Planning, Marketing and Assessing Library Services”, which is a project based class. We’re sharing everything about this class and having a blast …

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Transition to Library Educator

I have physically made the transition from Director of School Library Services in New York City to Assistant Professor of Practice at Syracuse University. I’m still going through the intellectual transition. I am a teacher librarian at my core. As a library administrator, I made all decisions with student learning in mind while I navigated …

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A New Year, A New Path in my Journey

I have started a new path in my life’s journey as a librarian and teacher. In the past two months, I have sold my apartment in Brooklyn, purchased a home in Syracuse, acquired a car for the first time in nine years (since I moved to New York City), and transitioned from being Director of …

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Following a True Line

Mahatma Gandhi’s words, “You must be the change you want to see in the world,” have inspired me for most of my career. His words are not only a call to action, but also a reminder to reflect on the changes we want to see and to make sure that we follow a true line …

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