Archives for January, 2012

What ‘Ownership’ Means for Digital Media (Hint: Not Much) The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance An Introvert’s Guide to Networking Giving introverts permission to be themselves Consensus Decision-Making and its Possibilities in Libraries Disruption and Implications Support good science writing – pay for it Online tools are ‘distraction’ for science You Probably…

A repost from February 9, 2006 from the old blog. it tells the story of how I became a science librarian. It’s my small contribution to the #IAmScience meme on Twitter right now. Basically it’s about unconventional career paths in science. And this is mine. =========================== Inspired by Adventures in Ethics and Science and Stranger…

Ah, The Cronk News always turns a dull, freezing rainy, slushy, oh-my-god-climate-change-is-going-to-kill-us-all day into a warm fluffy puppy day. University Library Enlists Collaborative Cheerleaders When Sam Spivender, CEO of Temporarium University Library, noticed that no students collaborated in the new ten million dollar Collaborative Learning Center, he did what any rational library CEO would do:…

Well, I survived. Science Online 2012 took place this past weekend and it was a blast. There’s already been quite a bit of discussion in blogs and on Twitter about how it went. A very small selection of the them bits are: Scattered reflections about ScienceOnline 2012 (#scio12) Science Online North Carolina (a nice Storify)…

This seems a little too close to reality if you read a lot of what passes for higher ed reporting these days. College Prez Scores with “No Huddle” Academics So Clavell and other businessmen-turned-educational experts are looking at the records of college administrators across the country to see if they can inject a little competition…

SOPA: Why it’s a bad idea

The Stop Online Piracy Act is a piece of legislation in the US whose aims are: The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who makes the request, the court order could…

Michael Nielsen: SPARC Innovator

Sometimes good things happen to good people and this is certainly the case. Michael Nielsen has been named a SPARC Innovator for 2012. I don’t usually do awards announcements here but I’ve made exceptions in the past for friends and I’m doing that again today. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition has a program…

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure. Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year. All the previous 2011 lists…

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure. Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year. All the previous 2011 lists…

A terrific new opportunity at my institution. I’m not in the reporting department or on the search committee, but I’d be happy to answer general questions about York and the environment. My email is jdupuis at yorku dot ca. The online job posting is here. Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Librarian Discipline/Field:…

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