I want to suggest a possible strategy for reference departments in academic libraries. I think a lot of library administrators who have an eye on the future see less of a role for reference, at least in the way we currently understand it. As they see it, it seems to me, it’s a waste of … Read more The “assessment piece” and reference strategy
Caralyn Champa has a review of John Miedema’s Slow Reading in the most recent issue of the German-English online journal Libreas. Caralyn’s review is a pleasure to read, like John’s book. She included the photo above as part of her review…
I am proud of my integrity as a publisher (and in other roles), so from time to time I feel like making something clear that might not be. The Social Responsibilities Round Table recently had an online meeting to discuss potential changes to the Newsletter editorial policies. I have heard some news about the situation … Read more Integrity Note #1
Maria, Emily, and Alana met in Google Chat, as they did often over the course of this book project, to reflect on the process and product of Critical Library Instruction: Theories & Methods. Alana: Hello! Emily: Morning, y’all! Maria: Hi! Emily: How’re we all doing? Maria: I’m doing okay. Nervous about my presentation at noon … Read more Critical Library Instruction – editors’ chat
A very intelligent op-ed on Truthout about the present situation for public intellectuals: Lewis R. Gordon, “The Market Colonization of Intellectuals.” I’m not a regular reader of Truthout, but maybe I will pay more attention to it now. Gordon is writing about the new economics of academia, and intellectual work within and outside the academy. … Read more The Market Colonization of Intellectuals
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Today’s New York Times has an informative little item comparing the environmental impact of producing an ipad versus that of a paper book: “How Green is My iPad?“
Lauren Pressley is an Instructional Design Librarian at Wake Forest University, and the author of So You Want To Be a Librarian, from Library Juice Press. I interviewed her about her book by email the other day so that you could hear what she has to say about it at this point, now that the … Read more Interview with Lauren Pressley