Link round-up: what I’ve been reading

This post on Creating and Maintaining your CV was linked from one of the ProfHacker articles I mentioned in an earlier post. This one is worth checking if you missed it. I don’t have this bug yet but have a number of friends who’ve succumbed. And now libraries? Cool: 3 Ways College Libraries Are Exploring Pinterest…

an inspirational keynote, reading & writing…

“…remember the nature of what it is you signed on for. You’ve come here to make a difference…” LeVar Burton at the 2012 O’Reilly Tools of Change conference.  Kent A. at the Scholarly Kitchen posted a link to LeVar’s keynote address. It’s 15+ minutes long, but worth every word. That’s a great way to start…

Link round-up: what I’ve been reading

From ProfHacker, one my favorite blogs: From the Archives: CVs and Annual Reports New Online Journal Addresses Teaching Day of Higher Education (like Library Day in the Life but for academic faculty!) Jenica Rogers from Attempting Elegance has a snippet from her presentation to CARL: “Librarians, it’s not okay to be clueless anymore.” I hope she…

reading round-up…

A sample of my readings in the blogosphere this week… * Social Networking Experiment at Ohio State – campus admins say let students manage the marketing to other students. –via the Chronicle (not sure if  this requires a subscription) * on the Elsevier boycott here and here –via Scholarly Kitchen * cool Library Data on tumblr –via @librarydata *…

timely article on tenure…

The debate on tenure for university faculty has raged for years. Given that I recently undertook one of its ‘perks’ – the sabbatical – I’d say there are both pros and cons to eliminating tenure. There is a recent article from the NY Times with discussion from several different viewpoints. I understand where the naysayers…

“I am in awe of their expertise.”

Yes! That is your librarian! From Rob Weir, posted to Inside Higher Ed: Today’s librarians bear about as much resemblance to the tight-bunned owlish matrons of 1950s films as laptops do to manual typewriters. They’re more like the wizened sexton of a sprawling church, the guy with the giant ring of keys who unlocks every…

Reading list

Articles & websites I stumbled across today* but didn’t have time to read: Open Access Basics – a wiki – a great idea from the folks at PALINET, which is an eastern seaboard equivalent to our BCR. Is the NIH Mandate Working? – from Library Journal LibraryThing: Abebooks news – this reminds me that I…