Barbara Stripling

Assistant Professor of Practice

bstripli@syr.edu
229 Hinds Hall
(315) 443-1069
http://www.barbarastripling.org/
Barbara Stripling - Curriculum Vitae

Throughout my library career, I have looked into the faces of young people and been nourished by their sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning.  As a librarian, I have served these young people by providing library programs and services that are their right:  an environment conducive to learning; equitable access to resources that reflect their diverse needs and interests; effective instruction that builds independent learning skills; and opportunities for sharing with others. 

As director of school library programs in New York City, with 1.1 million students and 1700 schools, I used my leadership and mentoring skills to focus on building a nurturing and supportive community and strong guidance for all the school librarians.  Together, we established effective school library programs and prepare our students to be successful in school and beyond. 

In January 2012, I became an Assistant Professor of Practice at Syracuse University.  In this position, I have the opportunity to impact the profession of librarianship through my teaching, research, and writing.

Libraries are on the cusp of greatness.  We must seize the moment by re-defining ourselves and capturing the exciting possibilities offered by technology and social media; the explosion of information; and the challenges of maintaining a strong democracy while nourishing the expression of diverse viewpoints.  Librarians must be instrumental in leading the transformation of libraries, and in that process, we will transform our communities. 

I was elected 2012-2013 President-Elect of the American Library Association in May 2012.  During my 2013-2014 presidential term, I will lead ALA to build on and continue the Association's support for transforming libraries with a special emphasis on literacy, community engagement, and innovation practices that enable all librarians to empower the voices of their community.

Interests

Research Interests

Teaching the voices of history through primary sources and historical fiction: A case study of teacher and librarian roles

Abstract (summary)

Teaching History

SemesterCourseSectionTitleSyllabus
Spring 2015 IST971 M802Internship in Info Studies
Spring 2015 IST661 M800Managing a School Library
Fall 2014 IST971 M002Internship in Info Studies
Fall 2014 IST668 M800Litrcy Through Schl Libraries
Spring 2014 IST971 M802Internship in Info Studies
Spring 2014 IST661 M800Managing a School Library
Fall 2013 IST971 M002Internship in Info Studies
Fall 2013 IST668 M800Litrcy Through Schl Libraries
Spring 2013 IST971 M002Internship in Info Studies
Spring 2013 IST661 M800Managing a School Library
Fall 2012 IST972 M001School Media Practicum
Fall 2012 IST971 M002Internship in Info Studies
Fall 2012 IST972 M002School Media Practicum
Fall 2012 IST668 M800Litrcy Through Schl Libraries
Spring 2012 IST661 M800Info Management in Schools
Spring 2012 IST613 M002Library Plan., Mrktng, Assess
Fall 2011 IST880 M001Intensive Seminar

Barbara Stripling is the professor of record for these courses:

Course NumberTitle
IST661Managing a School Library
IST668Litrcy Through Schl Libraries
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