Ethics, Student stuff

Thinking About Plagiarism at #ALAAC17

Just before creating this blog post, I read A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin which poses some interesting moral and ethical questions for us to ponder. Courtney Lewis presented at ALA’s Annual Conference on international students and plagiarism. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a few years, because how we… Continue reading Thinking About Plagiarism at #ALAAC17

Books, Collection Development, Links, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness, Work Stuff

Minor Musings

In December I bought myself a new laptop, and this summer I finally cleared out my old files and programs. Yes, I procrastinate. A lot. Anyway, prior to using Feedbin, I used RSS Owl (which is great, but lives on a machine not in the cloud). Some of these links have been stored there for,… Continue reading Minor Musings

Collection Development, Life Related, Links, Privacy, School Libraries, Student stuff, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Books, Reading, etc. As part of a major push to create a strong YA section in our library, we’re looking at diverse authors/characters and great NF to get us there.  Also loving this list of hybrid books and this list of women in translation. There are adult books that reference children’s lit – another To… Continue reading Minor Musings

Books, Ethics, Musings, Pedagogy, Privacy, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness

Minor Musings

Books, Reading, Etc. More on E-Reading: A Midterm Progress Report  (I don’t annotate, but I can see the appeal for many readers… and the loss.  What will we do when marginalia is completely lost? It’s a great insight into the reader’s mind.) Why social media isn’t the magic bullet for self-epublished authors (and this article… Continue reading Minor Musings

Ethics, Pedagogy, Student stuff

Nothing new under the sun

I’m sure everyone’s been reading about the recent plagiarism issue over on Story Siren (thanks to Liz Burns for the great round-up).  My friend Chuck talks about the “kitchen sinking” that often happens when something like this occurs. It’s beyond the question of citation, though.  There’s the question of consequences. When I was at Hamilton… Continue reading Nothing new under the sun

Books, Collection Development, Musings, Techno Geekiness

Let’s talk about PDA (part two)

(see Part One) In addition to the questions of findability and privacy and information overload, the question of who actually owns the materials you’re acquiring arises. Let’s say a student is studying Portugal’s involvement (some might argue creation of) the Atlantic Slave Trade. I could purchase a physical copy of Hugh Thomas’ The Atlantic Slave… Continue reading Let’s talk about PDA (part two)

Conferences, School Libraries, Student stuff

College Bound Students and Independent School Libraries (part two)

After John Palfrey’s keynote, we then had a panel discussion with Beth Rohloff of Tufts, Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah of Boston College, and Susan Gilroy of Harvard University.  These are three of the people my former students will meet in September, and their insights into what those incoming students will experience and be asked to do was… Continue reading College Bound Students and Independent School Libraries (part two)