Archives for May, 2010

Books I’d Like to Read

For your reading and collection development pleasure: 137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession by Arthur I. Miller “The history is fascinating, as are the insights into the personalities of these great thinkers.”–New Scientist Is there a number at the root of the universe? A primal number that everything in the world…

I’ve been slowly dipping my toes into the manga universe, trying to expand my comics/graphic novel horizon. Moyasimon, for example — the 1st volume was very good. Beyond that, I’ve only read a couple of titles here and there. Of course, like any good librarian I’ve been looking for lists to help me in my…

As I mentioned the other day, the most recent issue of ISTL is full of very fine articles. The one that really caught my eye is the Viewpoints article Are A & I Services in a Death Spiral? by Valerie Tucci. It echoes a lot of the themes that I first wrote about way back…

Another terrific issue. I’m going to list everything but the book & database reviews & reports so as not to clutter the post too much. Five Voices, Two Perspectives: Integrating Student Librarians into a Science and Engineering Library by Eugene Barsky, Aleteia Greenwood, Samantha Sinanan, Lindsay Tripp, and Lindsay Willson, University of British Columbia Collection…

Funniest. Onion. Article. Ever. New Social Networking Site Changing The Way Oh, Christ, Forget It: Let Someone Else Report On This Bullshit Virtually every line is laugh-out-loud funny. According to sources we feel really, really sorry for, Foursquare works by allowing users to “check in” from their present location, whether it be a bar, restaurant,…

Here’s a pretty exciting opportunity at my institution. Although not a science library position per se, there will be ample opportunity to work with science and engineering faculty and students. Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Librarian Discipline/Field: GIS and Map Librarian Home Faculty: Libraries Home Department/Area/Division: Map Library Affiliation/Union: YUFA Position Start…

Happy Blogiversary to me!

Yes, it was May 18, 2009 that I opened a new chapter in Confessions of a Science Librarian history. One year on Scienceblogs — it’s been a fantastic experience, one that I’m looking forward to continuing for the foreseeable future. Now, where’s the cake?

Yesterday was a very sad day in the hard rock/heavy metal community as Rainbow/Black Sabbath/Dio/Heaven & Hell vocalist Ronnie James Dio died at the age of 67. I’ve been a big fan of Ronnie James Dio ever since way back in 1980 I heard the song Neon Knights, the first big song he did with…

The Cronk of Higher Education is seriously my new very best friend. I work on a very large commuter campus and let’s just say this very definitely resonated with me. I also take public transit to work every day through a very crowded and congested city, with my commute time varying from 60-90 minutes each…

By some strange coincidence given yesterday’s post, this post on Raising your internal profile as an academic liaison librarian by Emma Woods came across my Twitter feed this morning. As part of a task and finish group on internal marketing of academic liaison librarians at the University of Westminster, I posted a message to a…

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