Author Archives: Amanda Troha

Love your library day!

The friends of the Carroll Gardens library had a big book sale for love your library day.  My mom and I were invited to read.  Check it out! Advertisements

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Information Architecture

One of my favorite classes during graduate school was Information Architecture.  We worked on a semester long group project with a real client.  We redesigned the radical reference website.  I found this project very stimulating combining research, organization and design.  Here … Continue reading

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Biographical reference tools

Here is a pathfinder I collaborated on with a classmate for a group presentation on biographical reference resources.  We discussed which sources worked best for different types of people and the problems we found with each resource. http://biographyreference.tumblr.com/

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Word.

One of my favorite quotes from a true library legend. “As librarians, our job is to bring people and information together…We do this by making sure libraries provide information and ideas across the spectrum of social and political thought, so … Continue reading

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Dreamworld

For my Information Architecture class we were asked to read and analyze Guattari’s Three Ecologies in regard to the future of urban public library.  I proposed promoting literature and art to counteract mass media’s influence.  This is a fun photo … Continue reading

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Mission Statement

Here is a mock mission statement,  I wrote for a project in my Children and Young Adult Services class.  Although this project was for a fictional library, I feel passionate about this philosophy. Mission Statement

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Digital Literacy Lesson Plan

Here is a lesson plan I created for my Digital Literacy Class.  We focused on pedagogy and the multiple aspects of literacy.  I have been implementing this plan at the public elementary school I work at and am very excited … Continue reading

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