Archive for January 18th, 2006
On the heels of the withering (and, some have argued, less than fully informed) critique of blogs by ALA President Michael Gorman, it is good to see that both current candidates for ALA President-Elect, Bill Crowe and Loriene Roy, have launched campaign blogs. After Gormangate, it is good to see current candidates embracing this emergent [...]
An interesting piece by Scott McLemee in Inside Higher Ed finds that academic blogging can break down the barriers between disciplines and find commonalities across specialties, something the academy sorely needs.
Betsy Barefoot, senior scholar at the Policy Center on the First Year of College, argues in the Chronicle that for many first year students becoming comfortable in the library is a step toward being comfortable with college and its demands. Although going to the library is usually part of childhood and adolescent memories for traditional [...]