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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,…

I have a son who’s just finished his first 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…

Harvard’s First University-wide Library Mission Statement Approved by Library Board Declaration for the Right to Libraries Open Review: A Study of Contexts and Practices The Cooler: PLoS ONE and the Panic Over Impact NIH sees surge in open-access manuscripts Academics don’t let themselves be free Guide to Creative Commons Surge in ‘digital dementia’ Library DIY:…

Resources on Open Access in Canada

For various reasons, I’ve been collecting some resources around open access, open data and scientific and technological innovation in Canada. Since they might be more broadly useful that to just me, I thought I’d share them. Of course, this list is incomplete. I’ve most likely left out whole swaths of stuff out there, both in…

After Your Job Is Gone Disruptions: The Echo Chamber of Silicon Valley MOOCs as a Lightning Rod The Stories We Tell about MOOCs Fixing the Digital Economy Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in the Academic Library Stop Scaring Students An Avalanche is Coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead Role of librarians changes in digital age…

In Praise of Traditional Libraries How not to be a dick to a librarian What Librarians Lack: The Importance of the Entrepreneurial Spirit In Service? A Further Provocation on Digital Humanities Research in Libraries What I Wish I’d Known in Graduate School Academics will need both the physical and virtual library for years to come…

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