In the spirit of a new year of life, I’ve changed the name of my blog. When I first started I had nothing pithy or creative. The original name was Reinventing the Library — oh so full of hubris — which lasted about an hour. My handle was fine for a bit, but lately I’ve wanted something less personal and frankly less like lynda.com
Admittedly I won’t change what I write about. I write about instruction, embedded librarianship, mentoring LIS students, and outreach most of the time. I do conference reports when I can. And I’ve been trying to write book reviews as part of Cannonball Read. If I am an expert in anything, it is probably embedded librarianship, program planning, and my subject areas. Really though this blog exists because I like to write and interact with readers. So, the content probably won’t change much.But the title is changing.
I chose the new title because it is flexible, simple, and truthful. Librarianship = what we are doing right now. Librarianship = what we will be doing in the future (and I am certain of a future). Librarianship isn’t only about e-books, collections, information literacy, transliteracy, access to info, scholarly comm, linked data or whatever other buzz words are popular at this moment. It is about all of those things and much more.
Librarianship = us, our actions, our conferences, our discussions (and debates). And librarianship = me.