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The poet Gary Snyder writes about “the real work,” which he defines, tautologically but to me compellingly, as "what is to be done.” In my recent encounters with ideas bearing on the real work of research and information services, I’ve noticed the recurrence of the theme of failure, and the willingness to fail, as a prerequisite for the understanding and enactment of growth and success. For example: the library hosts a year-long series of fr...
As a Halloween treat this season, I thought I'd post a combination of two things I love: thrillers and “best of” lists. All are in the short story format (taking into consideration something I don't love, midterms!)  I hope you find some time to scare yourself, at least once, this Halloween season. Mua ah ah!! Full disclosure: I’ve read the majority of what is on this list but I had help from Amazon and Anthony J. Fonseca and June Michele Pulliam, the true fiends of fright and my "go to" for all terrible things. Short Stories (stand alone)
Title: Dear Maxine: letters from the unfinished conversation with Maxine Greene Authors: Edited by Robert Lake, Foreword by Sonia Nieto Publisher: New York, NY: Teachers College Press, c2010
Title: The substitute teacher's guide to success Author: Ellen L. Kronowitz Publisher:Allyn & Bacon Check it out: LB2844.1.S8 K76 2011 From the Publisher: In The Substitute Teacher’s Guide to Success...
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="293" caption="Mrs. Meckert's Farm, ca. 1900: The Site of Teachers College"][/caption] Everyone at Teachers College can archive their work with PocketKnowledge (PK), an easy to use institutional archive. This is a great way to make your work part of the ...
{{unknown}} {{unknown}} The Gottesman Libraries is looking for participants for a 30-minute study of Pressible, a publishing system we support. During that time you would complete ten short tasks, and then answer a few questions about your experience. The first ten participants will receive a $10 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble Booksellers. We are looking for people who are not currently users of Pressible. Your image, voice and screen action will all be recorded, however they will not be reproduced or published without your express permission. This experience will a...
Title: Management of Child Development Centers, Seventh Edition Authors: Patricia F. Hearron & Verna Hildebrand Publisher: Boston, MA: Pearson, c2011 Check It Out: OVERSIZE LB2822.7 .H55 2011 From the Publisher:...
Title: The adjunct faculty handbook: Second Edition Editors: Lorri E. Cooper, Bryan A. Booth Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc Check it out.: LB2331 .A37 2011 From the Publisher: The Adjunct Faculty Handbook, Second Edition provides a full range of academic leaders and adjunct faulty with a much-needed, practical res...
It took me a long time to figure out what to write about on Pressible.  The natural choice would be library things but my agonizingly long run in library school has made me sick almost to death of library literature.  I don’t feel like I have the kind of education to equip me to write anything even vaguely philosophical about education in this educational community. Finally, I lit upon it.  It was the common thre...