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…

routine? not yet…

My sabbatical officially ended on May 31 but I’m on vacation – I know…again?! But it’s only 2 days, sort of… I leave for Palm Springs and the annual NASIG conference tomorrow.  California, here I come! I’ve been back from the UK for 12 days and I won’t say that my sleep schedule has returned…

the week in review…

Okay… so it’s only Thursday but I couldn’t think of a snappy title for today’s post! Newcastle – Tuesday… I wanted to catch the 2:12 train to Huddersfield so after a leisurely breakfast, I packed my bags – again – checked out of the hotel and headed for the train station where I dropped my…

headed south…

The kids & I left the 5-star apartment in Edinburgh and said good-bye at Waverley Station. They caught the 0852 to Stratford-upon-Avon; I was on the 0900 headed to Newcastle. If you ever have the opportunity to rail from Edinburgh to London (or points in between on the train to Kings Cross), do make sure…

week 3 begins

Two weeks ago, at just about this time, I arrived at my flat in Nottingham. It feels like I’ve been going at 120mph since I arrived and I wouldn’t trade one second of the experience. I’ve experienced the best of British public transportation, good pub food and ale,  nice, sunny days, rainy days, and very…

a crazy, busy week

Highlights of the last week: Work 3/22 visited the University of Nottingham tech services located in industrial park about a mile from campus; bigger than K-State but acq + cat staff number less than 12 FTE 3/23 railed to Manchester Metropolitan on Tuesday downtown campus; tech services about a mile from the main library 3/24…

and we’re off…

Bus & rail directions in hand, I left my flat around 7:30am on Friday. I have one route to the city centre pretty well memorized but I didn’t take the time on Thursday to walk from that drop off point to the rail station. I decided I’d bus it to a location closer to the…