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Research & Scholarship

Fake News

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Defining Fake News: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: Everything else is public relations.” George Orwell wrote that. Except that he did not. Source attributions linking the statement to Orwell are omnipresent across many websites, and even within some academic journals. Yet, a connection is not established to Orwell having ever […]

U.S. Presidential Candidate Social Media, News and Political Data

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Was that politically correct? The theme implied in this very question itself, has multiple connotations. Those themes extend beyond whether a statement by a candidate or other politician is offensive or not. In an era of political hyperbole pushing into the bleeding edges of veracity, alongside campaign spin doctoring and a media culture of political […]

Thinking Beyond Library As Place

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Libraries, print, and the cutting edge Commencement season is in the air. Students see their campus perspectives transform from the directly tangible into more subtle geographies of memory. In keeping with speeches that usually urge graduates to break new ground, it is fitting a colleague not long ago chatted with me about one Syracuse student […]

Sssh! I’m Tweeting.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

  Q&A with Catherine Johnson, Head of Reference & Instruction, Nimitz Library, U.S. Naval Academy Interviewer: Michael Pasqualoni, Public Communications Subject Librarian, Syracuse University   In an age of social media, how should academic libraries and librarians, or any academic person or organization, employ these communications tools? Do these new social media channels represent publications? […]

Spotlight on Michael Pasqualoni

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Name: Michael Pasqualoni  Title: Librarian for Communications and Public Affairs Role in the libraries? I am a consultation source who helps bridge gaps between research and related educational objectives of SU students, staff, and faculty and a higher level of personalized exploration into the deep knowledge base available here at Syracuse University Libraries. I also contribute to building […]

Librarians and LMAO

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

 (Not “that” LMAO) Academic Library Marketing and Outreach The Association of College and Research Libraries’ Library Marketing And Outreach Interest Group (LMAO), held its first New York State regional meet-up at Syracuse University on October 15, facilitated by ACRL_LMAO state representatives Director of Communications & External Relations at SU Libraries Pamela McLaughlin and Subject Specialist […]

Meet the Rukavinas – Diversity & Disability in Advertising

Monday, July 21st, 2014

July 26 marks the 24th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). That landmark legislation is intent upon removing barriers faced by individuals living with disabilities in the United States, toward more full participation in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Long before ADA, such […]

Jump Starting the Research Voyage of Freshmen: A Librarian’s Perspective

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Near close of Spring Semester 2013, Syracuse University’s economics and history librarian passed me a query from a downstate New York school librarian researching high school student transitions to college. That educator was in search of academic librarian attitudes about two questions: What are research skill expectations for college freshmen? What can high school librarians […]