Noah Lenstra

Noah Lenstra is an assistant professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. His research and teaching interests focus on community engagement in libraries and archives, as well as cultural heritage informatics, digital literacy, and health and wellness. His website is http://www.noahlenstra.com/.

There are 9 included publications by Noah Lenstra :

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Archives and Archivists in 20th Century England [book review] 2010 43 How do we understand the history of the archival profession? This question grounds ElizabethShepherd’s analysis of archives and archivists in England. Shepherd’s comprehensive survey ispacked full of information, yet is approachable by the American a...
The Community-Based Information Infrastructure of Older Adult Digital Learning: A Study of Public Libraries and Senior Centers in a Medium-sized City in the USA 2017 44 In the United States of America, senior centers and public libraries are ubiquitous socialinstitutions found in virtually every municipality. This article analyses these institutions ascommunity-based information infrastructure in the digital learnin...
Cyberorganizing Everyday Heritage in and around Public Libraries: An Exploratory Study in Illinois 2014 59 Trends from both within and without public librarianship create new opportunities for libraries to serve the public’s interest in heritage information. Based on a workshop series in Illinois, this article presents exploratory findings on existing pub...
Family trees: A history of genealogy in America [book review] 2014 30 As François Weil, chancellor of the Universities of Paris and past president of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, uses the term, genealogy refers both to the science of tracking lineages and to “personal interest in one’s forebears” (...
The Intermediation of Community and Infrastructure 2017 50 The concepts of community and infrastructure reverberate throughout the information sciences. As digital information technology becomes ubiquitous in work and everyday life, scholars analyze how communities adapt to, and adapt, information infrastruc...
Let’s Move! Fitness Programming in Public Libraries 2017 51 Public libraries increasingly offer fitness programming, which includes yoga, running groups, and story times that involve exercise. This article assesses this trend by 1) analyzing the social forces that have led this programming to increase and 2) ...
Mídia Cidadã: Utopia Brasileira [book review] 2011 43 On November 28-30, 2005, a group of Brazilian academics and activists came together at the Methodist University of São Paulo to discuss “Media Citizenship.” The conference participants, in the collective manifesto that resulted from the event, state:...
Research note: Measuring the globalization of knowledge: The case of community informatics 2013 51 Freely accessible online, with a wide set of authors and a wider readership, First Monday can be seen as striving for global knowledge on the social aspects of the Internet. In a meta–analysis now underway, we found First Monday to be the third most ...
What Are Archives? Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives: A Reader [book review] 2007 28 In the preface to What Are Archives? Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives: A Reader, LouiseCraven, head of cataloging at the National Archives, United Kingdom, argues that archivistsneed to abandon their insular self-perception and “adopt a wider pe...