Archives for April, 2011

On Tor.com over the last couple of years, Kate Nepveu has been taking us through a chapter-by-chapter re-read of The Lord of the Rings. In each post she would give a brief summary of the action as well as some commentary. It’s been a great project and it’s just come to an end in the…

How Libraries Can Leverage Twitter Geeks Are the Future: A Program in Ann Arbor, MI, Argues for a Resource Shift Toward IT “A New chapter for our Unwinders Management Book – Evaluating Candidates from their Internet Profile” Legislative Alternatives to the Google Book Settlement What Are Digital Literacies? Let’s Ask the Students If You’re Not…

The following is a job posting for the York University Libraries for a Reference Assistant position. Note that a library degree is not required. The job involves both regular science reference and supporting maps & GIS users and will be both in my unit and the Map Library here at York. For basic questions about…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

And perhaps student tweets complaining about professor tweets also reaches an all-time high! Anyways, here it is, 11am on a holiday Friday morning and all I really want to do is relax and read a book. But what do I have to do? Write a Friday Fun post! What a drag. So, if I want…

The 4 Stages Of Understanding Twitter 5 Myths About the ‘Information Age’ Presidential Doppelgängers Tweet If You’re Not On Facebook, It’s Time To Get Over Yourself Conversation is the New Attention What are Libraries For? PubMed and beyond: a survey of web tools for searching biomedical literature Record Number of Women Declare CS (at Harvard)…

I don’t usually announce these sorts of things on the blog, but since Randy is a long-time friend, colleague and fellow Habs fan, I just had to make an exception. The SLA Engineering Division is the group that hands out the award. From their mailing list: 2011 SLA Engineering Librarian of the Year Award The…

Stop the Madness: The Insanity of ROI and the Need for New Qualitative Measures of Academic Library Success 29 Statistics Reveal How The Apple’s iPad Is Changing Our Lives Building Types Study: Libraries Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy The Academic Library Impact on Student Persistence Scientists & the Social Media Retooling…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

Yeah, and I’m touchy and upset and discomfited by this whole thing as much as anyone. This is about my touchiness, not yours. Although please feel free to add your own feelings in the comments. Thinking about it over the last few days I’ve come to glimpse the sources of my own unease. And I’ve…

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