Archives for May, 2010

Or is that the inherent insularity of academic culture in general? Joshua Kim has some great observations (in context of a review of This Book is Overdue) (Amazon) about the great chasm of misunderstanding between the culture of the academic library and the broader academic culture. As academia shifts and changes, as budgets squeeze, as…

I have a few conferences coming up and I thought I’d share my schedule just in case any of you out there in sciencelibrarianblogland will also be attending. I’ll list them in order, along with whatever I’ll be presenting. BookCamp Toronto, May 15, Toronto 9:30: eBooks in Education and Academia — the glacial revolution John…

Ah, The Onion. A true repository of snark and snideitude But as the winter lingered, Spirit began producing thousands of pages of sometimes rambling and dubious data, ranging from complaints that the Martian surface was made up almost entirely of the same basalt, to long-winded rants questioning the exorbitant cost and scientific relevance of the…

Books I’d Like to Read

It’s been quite a long while since I’ve done one of these. Here are some recently noticed books that look interesting from either a collection development or a professional development point of view. Fans, Friends And Followers: Building An Audience And A Creative Career In The Digital Age by Scott Kirsner An essential guide for…

That’s the title of the short article I have in our most recent York Libraries Faculty Newsletter. It’s a rejigged version for faculty of the two posts I did a while back on the blog I use for IL sessions, here and here. I’ll be doing a more formal report on the IL blog at…

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