As the name suggests, The Serials Librarian is a journal that covers aspects of serials; and in its recent volumes is especially focused on how technology impacts librarians who work with serials. The journal frequently covers conference proceedings, especially from the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG). In reading the most recent two years […]
I found the reading material (Bosquet and Readings) particularly arduous this week. First, Bosquet begins by insulting me (as a healthcare worker) then goes on to insult the millions of people whose livelihoods and families depend on their wages and benefits through employment at McDonalds or Wal-Mart. I mean, wholely carp, dude, bitter much? Blatant […]
I thought this article, which just came out today, was pretty relevant to the readings and an example (an extreme one? I don’t know) of the ongoing struggles of those not on the tenure-track in the Ivory Tower. Death of an Adjunct Thoughts?
I disagree entirely with Bill Readings’ arguments in The University in Ruins. Here, I will focus on two points he established that to me seem incorrect, and not grounded in the reality of the university as it stands today. Firstly, Readings states that the university is a failing institution because it has become increasingly bureaucratic in sense. […]
I was intrigued by some of the information that the Musmann article (“The Ugly Side of Librarianship”) left out. For example, he mentions Thomas Blue several times yet gives little to no background information about him. So I looked him up. It turns out that no one has really paid Blue any attention over the […]
Week 1 – Information Anarchy and Oligarchy Siva Vaidhynathan’s Anarchist in the Library Week 2 – Professional Values and Professionalization
Calendar Week 1 – September 4: introduction to the course, objectives & purposes, topics & themes What is “information,” what is an “information agency” and “environment.” How ongoing conversations about power, control, and freedom will structure the course. Siva Vaidhynathan, The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control […]
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