Archives for July, 2011

Let’s talk about Plagiarism Who Is Punished for Plagiarism? NYU Prof Vows Never to Probe Cheating Again–and Faces a Backlash If your website’s full of assholes, it’s your fault What Tech Do You Bring to Conferences? Overeducated, Underemployed: How to fix humanities grad school Know Your Value “I graduated from a top library school.” Yeah,…

I usually don’t feature too many Cracked posts here because, well, they can tend to be a little on the NSFW for a family blog like this one. But this one is very funny and very true. Fortunately, I don’t seem to qualify as any of the worst kinds of blogs, but I guess I’m…

On academic leadership

No, the purpose of this post isn’t to reveal the secrets of successful academic leadership. If I had those, believe you me I’d be writing this from my villa on the French Riviera. However, I am heading off to the Harvard Graduate School of Education‘s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in Boston next week where…

As anyone who’s a regular reader of my Friday Fun series will know, I’m a huge fan of The Cronk, that paragon of higher ed satire. In fact, you could call me the grand high poobah of Cronk fandom with the Cronk as the Sultan of Satire! You can see some of my posts here,…

My previous post was about Brian Mathews moving his blog to the Chronicle, a non-librarian blog network. So for this post I thought I’d list all the academic and research librarians I know of that are embedded in non-library blogging communities. On the one hand, it’s a pretty short list. On the other hand, it’s…

As I have in the past, I’d like to point out a librarian embedded in a faculty-focused blogging network. Brian Mathews recently moved his blog, The Ubiquitous Librarian, to the Chronicle Blog Network run by, you guessed it, The Chronicle of Higher Education. The new URL for Brian’s blog is here. And a few recent…

The Cornucopia of the Commons Discouraging EDU Lessons from Netflix Streaming A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic Setting the Agenda: Key Issues for Scholarly Publishing Of Hybrarians, Scholar-Librarians, Academic Refugees, & Feral Professionals An ex-Googler’s inside view on Google+ vs. Facebook Six Reasons Tablet Devices Will be Owned by 20% of Incoming…

Friday Fun: Damn You Auto Correct!

Or is that Auto Cucumber? For those of you who own iphones and text a lot, you’ll know what I’m talking about here. As you type the phone tries to guess what you really mean to say and often you can inadvertently say the wrong thing if you acknowledge the phone’s suggestions too soon. And…

Reference librarians, of course! I’m reading Last Car to Elysian Fields by mystery writer James Lee Burke and came across this rather nice passage on pages 141-142. So where do you go to find a researcher who is intelligent, imaginative, skilled in the use of computers, devoted to discovering the truth, and knowledgeable about science,…

Come work for me! We have an 11 month opening here at my library for a reference assistant. The position doesn’t require the library degree but a science background will be necessary. The posting is here. Posting Number: YUSA-7393 Position Title: Reference Assistant Department: Steacie Science Library Affiliation: YUSA Band: 10 Salary: Annual salary of…

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