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The College Boom Has Peaked The Emergent Academic Proletariat and its Shortchanged Students Why I’m quitting the academy On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs Our great, global cities are turning into vast gated citadels where the elite reproduces itself Dear corporations, we’ll trade you a few cents for a better life MOOCs and Economic Reality…

Admitting Our Agendas A queer, feminist agenda for libraries: Significance, relevance and power Agendas: Everyone has one I dreamed of a book … Why I’m not waiting for tenure to change the world… Value of Libraries Megapost Librarians, Gender, and Tech: Moving the Conversation Forward Silencing, librarianship, and gender: award hate and the silencing of…

I have a son who’s starting his second year as a physics undergrad. As you can imagine, I occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think he might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other science students might find…

Choosing Real-World Impact Over Impact Factor Practicing Freedom in the Digital Library Dandelions, Prestige, and the Measure of Scholars Programmers insist: “Everybody” does not need to learn to code Digital Decay by Bruce Sterling New York Public Library Rethinks Design CIOs Wear Second Hat (ie. head of small colleges libraries too) Can’t Buy Us Love:…

I have a son who’s starting his second year as a physics undergrad. As you can imagine, I occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think he might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other science students might find…

I’m Not Your Sweetheart (& interesting counterpoint) Library and Repository Communities Join Together to Identify New Competencies for Academic Librarians How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? Anonymous asked: Have you personally received crap for being a Mover and Shaker, or are you taking statements against the…

Wanted: Nonlibrarian Librarians Image, Public Perception, and Lego Librarians I’m Not Your Sweetheart Why your librarian is a superhero Are the Boomers Ruining Libraries? Hurtling Towards Relevance The Long Suffering Librarian Self-Censorship in Libraryland How to Answer “So You Need a Degree to Do That?” Yes, Virginia, it matters which library school you go to…

Change Rhetoric: Good and Bad Three challenges: Engaging, rightscaling and innovating Time for a little dissent To Be Or Not To Be A Library Director How to Answer “So You Need a Degree to Do That?” Putting Things in Perspective Here’s how Amazon self-destructs Amazon vs. your public library Small Pieces Loosely Kludged: Peer Review…

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs The Fall of the American Worker The Internet’s destroying work — and turning the old middle-class into the new proletariat Giving Away Our Lunch Reminders about the Economics of Becoming an Academic Econ 101 is killing America: Forget the dumbed-down garbage most economists spew. Their myths are causing tragic results…

Silencing, librarianship, and gender: a preface Silencing, librarianship, and gender: what is silencing? Gender and Digital Identity Does the library world squash public dissent? Library Schism: How Do Librarians Define Their Profession? The Librarian Shortage Myth & Blaming Library School Waiting for Batgirl The MLS quasar, and Lists for the Perplexed New Services, New Skills,…

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