Why is it that sometimes when you type in "Reading", you get results about some town in England. Maybe something that worked in one database, doesn't work in another, or some limiter is missing. Here on L@L the library staff has been writing down our collective wisdom and experience about these things
Printing with Flex D...
Gossip column meets SOPA.
According to this article, the heavy hitters of the internet are considering a nuclear blackout of their services to protest SOPA.
Per Markham Erickson of NetCoalition states “this type of thing doesn't happen because companies typically don't want to put their users in that position. The difference is that these bills so fundamentally change the way the Internet works. People need to understand the effect this special-interest legislation wil...
Flashback Fridays will choose a topic and create a list of all the Learning at the Library posts about that topic. Learning at the Library started in February of 2010 (almost two years ago now). If you have topic suggestions, feel free to write in.
the first installment of Flashback Friday...
Well guys, apparently I'm not the only one with a nerdy gossip column. Straight from the scientist, here is a list of the juciest science scandals of 2011.
The highlights include:
Scientist gets up to 100 articles retracted!
Arsenic Based life!
A Climate Change Skeptic Plagiarizes Wikipedia!/
Happy Holidays everyone!
There's a whole series of these helpful bits. Some of them are for really simple items which may offend your parents (so don't send as a bundle), however others are useful for even peers.
Let's just pause for a second and cheer for this awesome young woman.
Young Angela Zhang has won the $100,000 Grand Prize in the Individual category of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for her project “Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells.”
Read more about it here.
Hello! I’m Julia, I work upstairs at the EdLab but am known to sneak downstairs to see what’s going on at the desk. I do some assessment work in the library, and help keep the Pressible Network moving along. I've been working at the lab for One Year and 25 weeks according to my blog profile.
Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?
My former employers, the NYC Fire Museum, do an Annual Santa Rescue every year followed by a meet and greet with Santa inside the museum. It is totally free to watch the rescue from the street. (Secret: the Santa is a retired fireman, so he's trained and ready for that lift out, no one gets hurt!)
Anyway, I thought some of you with kids (or some of you who like me, are kids at heart) might enjoy the event! Details below.
This Sunday 12/11
Monday Afternoon Inspiration!
I love that iPods have given birth to a new sort of radio programming, especially storytelling. Storycorps is one of my favorites of these. Click through to listen to a variety of teacher related stories. These stories really got me misty.
Click through for a radio program talking about Hedy Lamar's life AND her contributions to technology during the war.
As she was inventing, Rhodes says, Lamarr was simultaneously glued to the events of World War II. When German submarines began targeting passenger cruise liners, he says, she felt compelled to invent something to help the Allied cause. She zeroed in on torpedoes, which were powerful weapons but hard to control. Rhodes says she thought that if they could be radio-...