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January 7, 2010 - 11:08pm
Thanks for the great response to my questions yesterday for academic librarians? My hope is both for a dialogue and a method that people like me who work in computing or come from academic departments can better understand the academic library world.I'll be the first to admit my ignorance, so I appreciate the indulgence of my colleagues in explaining the realities, constraints and goals of academic libraries.
January 7, 2010 - 6:54pm
One of the smaller (if only in terms of my effort) projects I work on at Greenback U is promoting recycling. A large part of that effort involves making recycling not only possible, but convenient. Easy. No more work that throwing something in the trash.
January 6, 2010 - 9:22pm
One of the saving graces of working at a community college is that I don't hear the dreaded "what are you going to do with that?" question directed at students who major in liberal arts. At the two-year level, the answer is frequently obvious: transfer.
January 6, 2010 - 9:14pm
This week, after much discussion and soul-searching, my husband quit his job. A stoical guy who has worked full-time since he was 17, my husband needed lots of persuading to believe that his happiness is more important to our family than a paycheck. While he intends to begin his own photography business, he will also take over more of the household and parenting duties, giving me more time to devote to my own career.
January 6, 2010 - 8:57pm
Dear Academic Librarians…...Please take these questions as those from someone who loves academic libraries and has the ultimate respect and admiration or the academic librarians that make these institutions so indispensable for teaching and learning.Question 1: Do you foresee a future in which academic libraries will transition from a command and control model of book/journal buying to a demand based, market driven approach to just-in-time acquisitions?
January 6, 2010 - 5:15pm
When Martin Riker, Dalkey Archive Press's associate director, told me he'd be moderating a panel on literary translation at this year's MLA, I asked if he'd write something here about the session. Kindly, he agreed. --Churm***“Training Translators” at the MLA
January 6, 2010 - 4:41pm
One of the reasons I use a lot of words is that I have to work my way through a lot of the wrong terminology before I find what's right. Yesterday's post was kind of like that. What I end up with, so far is this:
January 6, 2010 - 6:38am
My family spent New Year’s Eve and the following weekend at one of our favorite places in the world, Friday Harbor Labs, on San Juan Island, off the Washington coast. (Mama PhD blogging colleague Dana Campbell and I have frequently written about Friday Harbor Labs and its adjoining retreat for scholars, the Whitely Center.) My son told all his friends “we’re going to a 3-day party!” Indeed it was a party to remember, with invitees from all over the world, to celebrate my husband’s PhD advisor’s retirement.
January 5, 2010 - 9:36pm
How many times have all of us complained about grade inflation? I'm guilty. You're guilty. We all do it. But maybe we're all wrong.


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