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I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a book snob, a strange thing to say for a lifetime comics/science fiction/fantasy/horror/mystery fan, but there you go. Perhaps more precisely, I’m a snob about books versus other media. But in my defense I’ll maintain that I’m getting better as I get older — more tolerant and accepting and…

Personally, I find it inconceivable that any writer could come up with such a wonderful list. Lines from The Princess Bride that Double as Comments on Freshman Composition Papers. Here’s a few to refresh your memory: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” “At a time…

A project I heartily endorse on a topic near and dear to my heart, launched by the Library Society of the World, Librarianship by Walking Around: The Library Society of the World is putting together an online and print-on-demand anthology of weblog posts, essays, articles, and other material entitled Librarianship by Walking Around, patterned after…

I’m doing a short presentation later today on using social media as a researcher. It’s part of the York University Faculty of Graduate Studies‘ Scholarly Communications Series. This one is titled Scholarship in the Public Eye: The Faculties of Graduate Studies and Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, along with the York University Libraries, are collaboratively…

Twitterers of the world. We’ve all heard the questions. The murmurs. The doubts and whispers. “Twitter is a waste of time,” they say. “People are just talking about what they ate for breakfast, or what their dog is doing.” “No good can come of it, no way to spend work time, turning us all into…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

A couple of really interesting articles in InsideHigherEd the other day: Should Profs Leave Unruly Classes? Now two faculty members at Ryerson University, in Toronto, sparked discussion at their institution with a similar (if somewhat more lenient) policy — and their university’s administrators and faculty union have both urged them to back down, which they…

Ah, The Cronk News. Always good for a laugh at academia’s expense! I like this one from a few weeks ago, an amusing take on the whole town vs. gown issue: Townies Make Preemptive Strike On College Town/Gown relations in Norwich, CT deteriorated in record time this year when students returned to campus. For over…

Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 is a collection of John Scalzi’s favourite posts from the first decade of his blog’s existence. And it’s quite a collection too — of course one that is best taken in short doses, one or two posts per day over a longish period of…

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