Fred Stoss of the SRRT Task Force on the Environment has an editorial in the Spring 2006 issue of Electronic Green Journal on the threatened defunding of the EPA National … Read more Electronic Green Journal Editorial on EPA Libraries and Access to Environmental Information
Category: May 2006
INFORMATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (ISC) ISSN 1364-694X CALL FOR PAPERS (Feel free to foreword this message to friends and colleagues.) The summer 2007 issue of the online journal Information for … Read more Call for Papers: Information for Social Change
Here is a bit of depressing but not surprising news. Kathleen de la Peña McCook was thrown off of the Higher Education Service Learning discussion list for addressing a bit … Read more Kathleen McCook thrown off HE-SL discussion list for addressing disinformation
Steve Lawson at See Also, which is an interesting blog, has created an informative Reading list for Library 2.0 skeptics.
Free Expression Policy Project at the Brennan Center for Justice has just released a major public policy report on internet filtering that “explains the effects of CIPA and then analyzes … Read more Free Expression Policy Project Report on Filtering
Library 2.0 is a powerful idea that finds itself in an awkward predicament. It is an idea that has emerged out of what amounts to a separate discourse within librarianship, … Read more The Central Problem of Library 2.0: Privacy
Danielle Dennie found new hands to take over the LibrarianActivist blog. They’re also Canadian – recent grads of the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. Here is the announcement. … Read more New Management over at LibrarianActivist
Here’s a riddle: What does the musical interval of a fifth have to do with discussions of multiple literacies, the millenials, and Marshall McLuhan’s predicted decline of print literacy and … Read more Print virtue and the ontology of the Bo-ring
This open letter has been circulating elsewhere, but deserves the widest circulation possible, in my opinion…. “I’m sharing this open letter from Patricia Polacco because it raises chilling questions about … Read more Open letter from Patricia Polacco RE: International Reading Association Conference
Free Exchange on Campus, a coalition of academic and public interest groups formed in response to David Horowitz’s “Academic Bill of Rights” initiative campaign, has just released a major report … Read more “Facts Count”: Examination of David Horowitz’s Dangerous Academics book
Christopher Phelps, a history professor at Ohio State University, Mansfield, asked me to post his letter to the Dispatch in response to their coverage of the situation involving the anti-gay … Read more More on the Mansfield situation, from a Mansfield professor
Interesting story behind Harvard student-author Kaavya Viswanathan, the one whose hit novel turned out to be somewhat plagiarized… She was working for (or with?) a company called Alloy Entertainment, which … Read more The Death of the Author, as a Business Model
“Why Kent State is important today,” an editorial by journalism student Michael Corcoran in today’s Boston Globe.