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Don’t Panic: Why Catastrophism Fails Libraries Breaking Up with Libraries Resolved: All LIS students should not take that course Once a Librarian, Always a Librarian? Editorial: Libraries see opportunity in changing times Look to the present of libraries to see the future Results of the “Global Research Council” in Berlin Announced Wellcome Trust extends open…

Challenge, don’t worship, the chiefs and high priestesses of science: If we don’t recognise the politics of science, we will just get played by those who do Confronting The Woo-Woos Head-On… 45% Fewer Professional Working Musicians Since 2002 Academics and universities must continue to develop open access alternatives to break the monopoly of large publishers…

Academic library existence at risk? The Myth and the Millennialism of “Disruptive Innovation” Fending off university-attacking zombies The online threat to the American professor Educational Hucksterism: Or, MOOCs are not an Educational Technology Laptop U: Has the future of college moved online? Libraries into career centres, campus residences into senior homes Embrace Moocs or face…

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…

The Downside of Being Universally Liked 5 Reasons Libraries Will Fail – Published in 1864 (satire) What’s a Library? Can Information Professionals Afford Apprenticeships? A Thought Experiment Faculty Usage of Library Tools in a Learning Management System The bravery of librarians We Aim to Misbehave Librarians need bigger egos Beyond measure: Valuing libraries Riding the…

Yes, We Should Talk About the MLS On Big Name Librarians The Loon’s job Why am I getting my MLIS? Because I have to. So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian? The Adjunctification of Academic Librarianship Your candidate pools Fork the Academy (github as a model for scholarly communcation) Massive (But Not Open)…

Cults of Librarian Personalities Let’s upgrade undergrads to first-class citizens Libraries and the informational future: some notes Librarians Respond to DPLA Launch Marketing Libraries Is like Marketing Mayonnaise The Sibyl of Cumae (OA/costs of schol comm) A matter of emphasis (librarians must read this post) Send Me the Check That You Would Have Sent to…

I have a son who’s currently a first year physics student. 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 those links…

Dealing with Data: Science Librarians’ Participation in Data Management at Association of Research Libraries Institutions Unbundling the University Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS): Search Result : Librarians, Archivists, Conservators And Curators (511) Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom Social Justice Librarianship Putting the “Expert” in Subject Expertise Making Things Happen and Getting…

Librarians as faculty? It’s a red herring. Why I think faculty status for librarians is (generally) a bad idea Library employees protest changed title As Role of Librarians Evolves, Some Colleges End Their Faculty Status Stratification and losing faculty status Gender, “thought leaders”, ego, and subversion Unpacking “faculty status” Postscript: faculty status and “administrative bloat”…

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