Bibframe reactions

I have concerns about whether we are asking the right questions. Yes it is important to ask does bibliographic metadata have value outside of libraries. However, it may be more important to ask, is it important to have our library resources discoverable where our patrons are searching? At the moment, many librarians have already posited…

For Paris:

Liberte by Paul Éluard “On my notebooks from school On my desk and the trees On the sand on the snow I write your name On every page read On all the white sheets Stone blood paper or ash I write your name On the golden images On the soldier’s weapons On the crowns of kings…

Heifetz: Limits of Balcony Based Leadership

Recently in my educational leadership coursework we stumbled upon some leadership philosophies of the distinguished leadership theorist Ronald Heifetz, specifically his thoughts from Leadership Without Easy Answers. In some of his leadership philosophies Heifetz recommends that leaders in a crisis must view their challenging situation ‘from the balcony.’ Or in other words Heifetz encourages leaders…

Reactions to Chall – Teacher versus Student-centered teaching

Research has been done on the influence of teaching styles on the performance of students. Jeanne Chall (2000) discussed at length two specific approaches to teaching. In her writings she gathered research which presented evidence in support of teacher-centered instruction instead of student-centered instruction. The teacher-centered instruction was particularly vital for students who were low-income…

Time

Time is not something we traditionally think of, until we are running late for work…late for the wedding… late for the party. Time isn’t something we think of as being fluid, until we have all the time in the world to enjoy a great sunset…to enjoy a great book…to enjoy a great embrace. Time isn’t…

K-12 student culture

I’m curious to know some of your reactions to the following prompt. If k-12 schooling improved the structure and process of how they teach and assess learning, so as to more accurately represent the purposes of k-12 schooling, would this change the student culture in k-12 schooling? My initial response is that even if k-12…

Don’t be a drone, use a drone

If your college library is anything like my local college library, they hand deliver physical materials requested by faculty. I repeat, to faculty, not to students. It is not a frequently used service but for some busy researchers or physically disabled researchers on campus, it is a tremendously useful service to provide the hand delivering…

Library Phishing Disaster Plan

If you work for any library, big or small, more often than not your library email account will be used by a hacker in a phishing attempt. If unfamiliar you may be asking, what is phishing? Chances are you probably have already opened another browser tab and googled “phishing” and you have now returned to…

CRISIS IN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING

You might not have heard, but there is a crisis in scholarly publishing. Reacting to multiple consumer demands, scholarly publishers have attempted to both lower the costs of publishing research and provide greater access to research by moving to open access business models. This new(ish) business model has shifted the financial responsibility from consumers (or…